Rams grab a road win on short rest
Coming off of a lackluster performance against Monmouth, the Fordham Rams were in search of a bounce back game when they took on the Siena Saints in Albany, and that’s exactly what they got. The Rams put together start to finish arguably their best performance of the season, as they trounced Siena 74-59, improving to 4-5 on the season. The Rams came out on fire, and shot 54% in the 1st half, including a blistering 7-11 from deep, staking themselves to a 13 point halftime lead.
Siena got as close as 11 in the second half, but the Rams refused to yield anymore ground, and even stretched the margin out to as much as 19. Employing a 2-3 zone that minimalized the talents of Evan Hymes, the Saints lightning quick point guard and leading scorer, the Rams never allowed Siena to find a flow offensively, and held to the Saints to 37% shooting from the field. Offensively, Fordham used Siena’s 1-2-2 press against them, with the guards breaking it quickly, leading to open shooters on the perimeter.
Chris Gaston had one of his most efficient games of the season, shooting 8-15 from the field, en route to a 16 points 15 rebound performance. Freshman Devon McMillan impressed as well, particularly from the free throw line, where the young point guard drilled 10 of 11 attempts. It all added up to Fordham’s first win on the road in over a year, and a wire to wire performance the young Rams can be proud of.
Listen to the postgame report below, complete with analysis from Kyle Kesses, assistant coach David Duke, and I.