St. Bonaventure beats Fordham 78-65

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NEW YORK (AP)—Chris Matthews scored 15 points and all five St. Bonaventure starters scored in double figures as the Bonnies remained unbeaten on the road this season with a 78-65 victory over Fordham on Wednesday night.

Jonathan Hall added 14 points for the Bonnies (10-4, 1-0 Atlantic 10), while Maurice Thomas, Andy Nicholson and Malcolm Eleby all had 13.

St. Bonaventure improved to 6-0 on the road this season, breaking a tie for the best start away from home with the 1967-68 team that was led by sophomore Bob Lanier.

Jio Fontan had 22 points, 18 in second half for the Rams (2-11, 0-1).

Fontan’s 3 with 1:38 left brought Fordham within 68-63, but Matthews added four free throws the rest of the way and the Rams got no closer.

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 Top Performers
 St. Bonaventure
Maurice Thomas Maurice Thomas
3-7,  13 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists
 Fordham
Jio Fontan Jio Fontan
6-15,  22 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists

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