Grady Hits Milestone as Men’s Basketball Cruises Past Fordham
DAVIDSON, N.C. – In addition to becoming the 50th player in school history to hit the 1,000-point plateau, Kellan Grady scored a game-high 25 points as Davidson cruised past Fordham, 77-52, Saturday afternoon at Belk Arena.
With the win, the Wildcats improve to 21-8 overall and 12-4 in league play.
Davidson opened the second half on a 15-2 streak to push the margin to 49-26 and put the game out of reach. The Wildcats led by as many as 29 with just over seven minutes to play.
Grady, a sophomore from Boston, Mass., finished 10-of-19 from the floor and grabbed 6 rebounds in 38 minutes.
Backcourt mate Jon Axel Gudmundsson just missed his second triple-double in the last three games recording 17 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists. The double-double was the eighth of the year for the preseason all-conference selection.
Luka Brajkovic also scored in double figures with 15 points on 7-of-8 from the floor for the Wildcats, who shot 50.8 percent and drilled 13 3-pointers.
Davidson handed out 22 assists on 31 field goals, while holding Fordham (11-18, 2-14 A-10) to just 33.3 percent from the floor and 4-of-24 from long range.
Highlighted by 11 early points from Brajkovic, the Wildcats raced out to a 20-4 lead before heading to the half up, 34-24.
Davidson will conclude its home slate Wednesday when St. Bonaventure visits Belk Arena for a 7 p.m. “Senior Night” contest.