Fordham Men’s Basketball Suffers Defeat at St. Bonaventure, 76-51

Losing to the Bonnies 76-51, the rams fall to 12th in A10 division



Josh Colon-Navarro, in a photo from the Davidson game, landed a three-pointer at the end of the first quarter of the St. Bonaventure game.


The men’s basketball team struggled this season to keep itself afloat in the violent waters of the A10 divisional league. The Rams, after losing against GWU a week prior, were dealt another blow at St. Bonaventure University on Feb. 8, losing to the Bonnies 76-51. With a 3-6 win-loss ratio, the Rams headed to Allegany, New York hoping to turn their fortunes around.

The Saint Bonaventure team had come into the game with a 4-4 win-loss ratio, having lost their two previous matchups against Davidson and Richmond. 

Such aspirations quickly turned into a fight to keep up as the Bonnies earned five points within two minutes of the first half. Antrell Charlton, Fordham College at Rose Hill (FCRH) ’24, gave the Rams their first three points a minute later, but the Bonnies’ momentum — undoubtedly aided by the fanatic shrieks, cheers and jeers of St. Bonaventure fans — proved to be unbeatable throughout the entire game. 

Fordham returned to the court hoping to quickly switch the momentum in their favor but immediately faltered in the offense.

The Rams constantly trailed the Bonnies throughout the game, only coming within two points after Darius Quisenberry, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) ’22, easily put in two free throws six minutes into the first quarter. This common theme repeated itself throughout the rest of the game, with modest Fordham gains beaten back by consistent shooting from the Bonnies.

Charlton provided Fordham with a much-needed rally as he drove in two layups and a three-pointer to keep up with St. Bonaventure. Chuba Ohams, GSAS ’22, also put on a good show, making an impressive dunk followed by a layup assisted by Charlton. Josh Colon-Navarro, GSAS ’22, landed a three-pointer in the last seconds of the first half. The Rams trailed by five points at halftime.

Fordham returned to the court hoping to quickly switch the momentum in their favor but immediately faltered in the offense. It took nearly five minutes for Ohams to finally get the first layup of the second half, and by that point, the Bonnies had already scored 11.

The Rams did manage to rally with back-to-back three-pointers by Kyle Rose, FCRH ’23, and Quisenberry, respectively. With the Bonnies ahead by 16 with 10 minutes left, Head Coach Kyle Neptune called for a timeout. But the St. Bonaventure juggernaut could not be stopped for long.

Within five minutes, the Bonnies extended their lead to 28 points, 72-44, with Fordham scoring only two free throws in response. Colon-Navarro did boost the Rams’ spirits with a three-pointer, followed shortly thereafter by a dunk and jumper by Kam’Ron Cunningham,  FCRH ’23. Cunningham’s jumper was the final point made by the Rams; a layup and two free throws in the last minutes ensured the Bonnies’ victory over the Rams, 76-51.

The loss to St. Bonaventure cost Fordham the 10th place spot on the A10 leaderboard, as the team has now fallen to 12th. Charlton scored the most points for Fordham with 14, followed by Quisenberry with nine. 

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