Rams Throttled by Bonnies in Olean
In a game the Rams would like to forget, Fordham was hammered by St. Bonaventure 95-51 at the Reilly Center in Olean, New York on Saturday. Playing without Chris Gaston, who was suspended for the game, Fordham looked every bit like a team playing without its best player. The offense never found a rhythm, and the depleted frontcourt was plagued by foul trouble, making it even more difficult to deal with All-Conference performer Andrew Nicholson. The canadian Nicholson, who will likely be suiting up for an NBA team this time next year, had an ultra efficient 19 points on 6-9 shooting and chipped in 9 boards in just 24 minutes.
The Rams shot just 19% in the first half, and really never threatened to make a game of it outside of the first few minutes of play. Bryan Smith led the way with 13 and was the lone Ram in double figures, but was scoreless until the 2nd half, when he started to pull the trigger offensively. A bright spot could be found in the play of freshman center Ryan Canty, who took advantage of the playing time created by Gaston’s absence by posting career highs in points (7) and rebounds (10). Canty was active all game and showed some of the athleticism that drew the attention of college coaches when he was in high school.
With the loss, the Rams fall to 8-10 on the season, 1-4 in conference play, and 1-8 on the road. Fordham is back in action Wednesday in Richmond, when they look to snap their four game road losing streak. Tune into 90.7 FM and WFUV.org at 6:55 for the One on One pregame report.
Listen below to the postgame report.