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Late Surge Lifts Monmouth by Fordham, 87-78

Severe's 32 not enough to stave off Hawks

By Chris Marasco

On Saturday afternoon the Fordham Rams basketball team fell on the road to the Monmouth Hawks by a score of 87-78 at the Multipurpose Activity Center. The loss puts Fordham at 6-4 overall, while Monmouth improves to 6-6.

Severe's 32 In the game freshman guard Jon Severe put up a career day as he finished with a season high 32 points. He was 8-13 from three-point range on the day after shooting 6 of 8 from downtown in half number one.

Fordham’s largest lead in the second half was 13 points, which they squandered after a 17 to 1 scoring run for the Hawks in the final stages of the game. In front of a home crowd of 1,875, Monmouth capitalized on a late three from Andrew Nicholas to give them a 80-77 lead, and then a Josh James three which put their lead at 5 points.

Travion Leonard pitched in with 6 points, 6 boards, and 3 blocks in the game, Ryan Roomes contributed 7 points, and Branden Frazier with 12.

Listen to the One on One Postgame Report as Mack Rosenberg and I chat with Associate Head Coach David Duke to hear what he had to say about the Fordham loss.

The Rams will be in action next on December 23rd when they take on Loyola University Chicago at the Rose Hill Gym. Tip is at 4 PM and can be heard on 90.7 FM or

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