Posted December 23, 2012 on AP on Fox
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.

Getting Chris Gaston back in Fordham lineup a perfect gift for Tom Pecora

(Credit: Vinny Dusovic) The 2012-13 college basketball season didn’t start out particularly well for Fordham coach Tom Pecora. Not only did the Rams lose their first three games of the season, but senior forward Chris Gaston had to undergo an arthroscopic procedure on his knee on November 16. While the surgery was minor, losing an Atlantic 10 first team performer that has led the...
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