Siena 75 at Fordham 81

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Gaston leads Fordham past Siena 81-75
Monday, Dec 24, 2012

NEW YORK (AP)—Chris Gaston scored 25 points and Branden Frazier added 20 points and 10 assists as Fordham held on for an 81-75 nonconference victory over Siena on Sunday.

The Rams (3-9), who trailed 57-28 at halftime two days ago in an 88-73 loss to Connecticut, were sharp early this time, shooting 69 percent (20 of 29) in the first half.

Gaston scored 20 points as Fordham took a 47-31 halftime lead. The senior forward now has 1,514 points, ninth on the school’s career list.

The Saints (2-10), in their first game since Dec. 9, rallied to shoot 60 percent (15 of 25) in the second half. They got within 63-62 with 10:04 left after consecutive 3-pointers by Rob Poole and Rakeem Brookins, but three straight Fordham baskets made it 69-62.

Poole had 21 points, Brookins 18 and O.D. Anosike 16 for Siena.

Bryan Smith added 15 points for Fordham.

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 Siena
Rob Poole Rob Poole
7-9,  21 Pts
2 Rebs, 0 Assists
 Fordham
Chris Gaston Chris Gaston
11-17,  25 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

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