Welch lifts St. Bonaventure over Fordham 62-55 in OT
Fordham’s Antwon Portley made a 3-pointer to tie the game 51-51 with 1:21 to play in regulation. Kyle Lofton made a pair of free throws to give the Bonnies the lead, and Portley forced overtime with his running one-handed shot with 2.8 seconds left.
Saint Bonaventure (13-8, 5-3 Atlantic 10 Conference) outscored Fordham 9-2 in the extra period that included three free throws from Welch.
Lofton, the Bonnies’ leading scorer entering the contest at 14 points per game, was 0-of-9 shooting from the floor but made all six free-throw attempts.
The Bonnies improve to 2-0 against the Rams this season. Saint Bonaventure defeated Fordham 64-44 on Jan. 11. Saint Bonaventure faces George Mason at home on Saturday. Fordham faces Dayton on the road on Saturday.