Scores

Final

Monmouth 71

(5-8, 2-6 away)

Fordham 82

(4-10, 2-1 home)

4:00 PM ET, December 31, 2012

1 2 T
MONM 33 3871
FOR 28 5482

Top Performers

Monmouth: S. Spinella 12 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Stl

Fordham: B. Smith 18 Pts, 5 Reb, 5 Ast, 2 Stl

Fordham 82, Monmouth (NJ) 71

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Chris Gaston scored 19 points with 10 rebounds and Bryan Smith added a season-high 18 as Fordham used a strong second half to rally past Monmouth (N.J.) 82-71 Monday.

The Rams (4-10) trailed 33-28 at the break and by seven a minute into the second half. They then went on an 18-5 run, with Gaston scoring eight points, to take the lead for good.

The Hawks (5-8) got within a point on two occasions, the last time at 49-48 with 10:21 to go, but Smith knocked down two straight 3-pointers to spark an 11-2 run and Monmouth never threatened again.

Fordham, coming off a 73-48 loss to Georgia Tech on Saturday, posted its highest point total of the season, as Mandell Thomas added 12 points and leading scorer Branden Frazier (16.8 points per game) chipped in 11. Ryan Canty had 14 rebounds.

Jesse Steele led Monmouth with 13 points.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MONM
FOR
Points 71 82
FG Made-Attempted 24-64 (.375) 27-57 (.474)
3P Made-Attempted 8-25 (.320) 9-19 (.474)
FT Made-Attempted 15-25 (.600) 19-30 (.633)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 25 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 15

2012-13 Season

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