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Men’s Basketball Powers Past Fordham, 66-45

by | Mar 1, 2022

Sam Mennenga goes up and over a Fordham player.

DAVIDSON, N.C.Sam Mennenga matched his career-high with 17 points and frontcourt mate Luka Brajkovic added a double-double recording 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Davidson past Fordham, 66-45 Saturday inside John M. Belk Arena.

With the win, the Wildcats improve to 24-4 overall and remain alone atop the Atlantic 10 standings at 14-2.

At one point a number of Davidson fans cheered for one of the Fordham players. Rostyslav Novitskyi was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. Before leaving New York for the Davidson game – he went to Times Square. Wearing his Fordham uniform, he stood holding the Ukrainian flag.

Mennenga finished 4-of-8 from the floor, went 9-of-10 at the charity stripe to go along with nine rebounds. Davidson’s big men were joined in double figures by Michael Jones (12) and Hyunjung Lee (10).

Emory Lanier also turned in a solid outing for the ‘Cats with 8 points and 3 assists in a personal-best 23 minutes off the bench.

Davidson scored the first five points after intermission and would later use a 20-5 streak to push the lead to its largest, 66-35, on a Mennenga 3-point play with 3:39 to play.

The Wildcats, who outscored Duquesne 38-17 in the second half Wednesday, was just as impressive in the final stanza today limiting the Rams to only four field goals as they concluded the contest at just 24.5 percent.

In the opening 20 minutes, both teams went on lengthy runs, but also had scoring droughts of more than eight minutes before Davidson went into the break up, 28-23.

After the Rams scored the first bucket of the contest, a trey from Josh Colon-Navarro, the Wildcats responded with 16 unanswered. Fordham answered with an 18-3 run of its own, Davidson closed the period on a 9-2 spurt.

Chuba Ohams was the lone Fordham (13-14, 6-9 A-10) player to crack the 10-point plateau with 15 points.

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Davidson will conclude its 2021-22 home slate with a 7 p.m. “Senior Night” contest against George Mason Wednesday evening inside Belk Arena. 

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