Aldridge Scores 2000th Career Point in Win Over Fordham
DAVIDSON, N.C. – In addition to Peyton Aldridge becoming the fifth player in school history to score 2,000 career points, Kellan Grady added a game-high 28, as Davidson shot 68.9 percent in a 76-52 victory over Fordham, Wednesday evening at Belk Arena.
Aldridge (2014-pr.; 2,007 points), who recorded 16 points and 12 rebounds for his third straight double-double, joins Stephen Curry (2006-09; 2,635); John Gerdy (1975-79; 2,483); Jack Gibbs (2013-17; 2,036) and Fred Hetzel (1962-65; 2,032) at the top of the Wildcats’ all-time scoring list.
A freshman from Boston, Mass., Grady finished 11-of-13 from the floor en route to his eighth 20-point outing of the season. Jon Axel Gudmundsson also scored in double figures for the ‘Cats with 10.
Davidson (16-10, 11-4 A-10) went on a 14-2 run late in the first half, highlighted by Aldridge’s milestone bucket, a reverse layup at the 6:13 mark. The Wildcats would lead by as many as 20 in the period before going to the break up, 39-25.
Joseph Chartouny led Fordham (9-18, 4-11 A-10) with 19 points, while Prokop Slanina and Cavit Havsa scored 12 and 10, respectively.
After the Rams cut the deficit to 11 early in the second half, Davidson responded with another lengthy spurt and eventually pushed the margin to 33, 72-39.
The Wildcats, who shot 78.9 percent (15-19) after intermission, finished with 48 points in the paint and 36-18 advantage on the glass.
Davidson will travel to Pittsburgh for a noon tip at Duquesne on Saturday.