Temple 72, Fordham 45

BY foxsports • February 19, 2009

Lavoy Allen scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds Wednesday as Temple cruised to its fourth straight victory, a 72-45 win over Fordham. Dionte Christmas also had 14 points while Craig Williams contributed 11 points and Ryan Brooks had 10 for the Owls (16-9, 8-3 Atlantic-10). Jio Fontan scored 14 points and Jacob Green added 13 for the Rams (3-20, 1-10), who dropped their fifth in a row. Fordham has lost 13 of its last 14 and fell to last place in the 14-team conference. Temple led 33-22 at halftime and 42-29 with 14:40 remaining before going on a 19-4 run. Allen scored eight points and Christmas had six during the key spurt, which extended Temple's lead to 61-33 with 6:15 left. Allen registered his team-high ninth double-double of the season as the Owls outrebounded Fordham 41-31.

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