Anderson, defense lead Fordham over Saint Louis
NEW YORK (AP) _ Antwoine Anderson made four 3s and scored a season-high 20 points, Javontae Hawkins added 17 points and three blocks, and Fordham allowed its fewest points in a game this season with a 54-40 win over Saint Louis on Saturday.
Anderson finished 8 of 13 from the field and 4 of 8 from beyond the arc for Fordham (12-15, 6-8 Atlantic 10), which has won three straight after losing four of five.
Leading 14-9 midway with 11:45 left in the first half, Anderson scored nine of the Rams’ next 11 points on a trio of 3-pointers to extend the lead to 25-11. Saint Louis responded with eight straight points to cut it to 25-19 and narrowed the gap to five points early in the second half, but the Billikens couldn’t overcome a 15-for-40 shooting performance (37.5 percent).
Elliott Welmer totaled 10 points and five rebounds for Saint Louis (9-18, 4-10).