Recap: Manhattan vs. Fordham
Riverdale, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Jon Severe led the way with 30 points as the Fordham Rams downed the Manhattan Jaspers, 79-75, in a cross-town battle at Draddy Gym.
Branden Frazier added 21 points for the Rams (3-2) and Mandell Thomas posted a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
For the Jaspers (3-2), George Beamon finished with a double-double of his own, scoring 24 points and pulling down 11 rebounds, while Rhamel Brown chipped in with 12 points and nine blocked shots.
Fordham shot 53.6 percent from the field in the first half, including 5-of-8 from beyond the arc, as it took a 43-39 lead into halftime. Manhattan struggled from the floor, making just 34.3 percent of its field goal tries and 3-of-14 from 3-point range.
After the break, both teams had difficulty shooting the ball, with the Rams falling to 26.7 percent from the field and Manhattan somewhat better at 34.3, as the teams traded leads for most of the period. Trailing by two with under two minutes to play, the Rams scored seven straight points to take a four point lead and were able to hold on for the victory.
The Jaspers had the advantage under the basket, outscoring the Rams in the paint, 38-18. The Rams outscored the Jaspers at the free-throw line, 26-17.Game Notes