College St. John’s Falls to Fordham, 73-57 by Staff Post December 3, 2015 (ANDREW THEODORAKIS/ FOR NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) St. John’s fell to Fordham yesterday, at the Rose Hill Gym, on Fordham Campus. Fordham had a strong first half, building the lead to 16 by halftime. The deficit was too much to overcome, as the Johnnies played well the second half but could not get the job done. Felix Balamou matched a career-high with 14 points and contributed a team-best five assists as well. Christian Jones also added 11 points and five rebounds. Kassoum Yakwe made his collegiate-debut, playing 18 minutes with nine points and three rebounds. For Fordham, Ryan Rhoomes had a fabulous game contributing 26 points and 12 rebounds. Jon Severe and Mandell Thomas also added 14 points apiece. Fordham came out ready to play as they shot 50%, 16-of-32 in the first half and overall 44.8% from the field. Fordham quickly had a 6-0 lead and didn’t look back as they never trailed in the game. The Johnnies brought the deficit to one with 10 minutes left in the first half, however, the Rams responded efficiently. They quickly went on a 12-2 run and another 7-0 run short after, building a 41-25 halftime lead. In the second half, the Johnnies cut the lead to 12 with 11 minutes left, after a Mussini three pointer a pair of Mvouika free throws, but that was all they could get. Fordham answered with another 12-3 run and the game was put out of reach. Chris Mullin on the loss said, “They played with force, got all the 50/50 balls, and made a lot of hustle plays. All the credit goes to Fordham.” Balamou added, “It was a tough game on the road,” [When you have] 19 turnovers in college basketball it’s tough to win. We didn’t play well, but we just have to go back to work and get ready for the next game.” The Johnnies are now 4-3 on the season, while the Rams are 5-1. The Rams also ended a four game losing streak against St. John’s. St. John’s is back in action this Sunday, as they take on St. Francis of Brooklyn in their first Madison Square Garden appearance this season. Post Views: 1,168 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Staff Post Latest posts by Staff Post (see all) In The Zone Announces Initial Podcast Lineup - November 13, 2020 The Essential Resources You Need to Start Your Own Gym in 2020 - February 6, 2020 Wilder vs Fury II – How the second fight will be different to the first? - February 5, 2020 Early turnovers, defensive struggles plague the Scarlet Knights - January 26, 2020 Related TopicsChris MullinChristian JonesCollege BasketballFelix BalamouFordhamJon SevereMandell ThomasSt. Johns Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 Women in Sports Interview Series: It’s a sure bet with Philadelphia native, Erin Kate Dolan (VIDEO) by Denise Gonzalez | posted on March 17, 2020 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 No Shame in Their Game – Female Mixed Martial Artists Use Onlyfans to Make Money by Brandon Berrios | posted on December 4, 2020 More in College You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Master P’s Son, Hercy, Commits to Tennessee State Master P’s son, Hercy Miller, is committing to Tennessee State to play basketball. While... EA Sports Plans to Revive College Football Video Game EA Sports announced that they plan on making college football video games again. The... UVM Women’s Basketball Team Quits 2020-2021 Season The University of Vermont (UVM) women’s basketball will be ending their 2020-2021 season early... Good But Not Great: Yale Loses Season Finale to Harvard Full Court Press: Surprise, Surprise!