NEW YORK (AP) — Dominick Welch had a career-high 22 points plus 14 rebounds as Saint Bonaventure beat Fordham 62-55 in overtime on Wednesday night.
Fordham’s Antwon Portley made a 3-pointer to tie the game 51-51 with 1:21 to play in regulation. Kyle Lofton made a pair of free throws to give the Bonnies the lead, and Portley forced overtime with his running one-handed shot with 2.8 seconds left.
Saint Bonaventure (13-8, 5-3 Atlantic 10 Conference) outscored Fordham 9-2 in the extra period that included three free throws from Welch.
Osun Osunniyi had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Bonnies. Jaren English added six rebounds and Justin Winston had five assists.
Lofton, the Bonnies’ leading scorer entering the contest at 14 points per game, was 0-of-9 shooting from the floor but made all six free-throw attempts.
Ty Perry had 16 points for the Rams (7-13, 1-7). Jalen Cobb added seven rebounds and six assists. Portley finished with nine points.
The Bonnies improve to 2-0 against the Rams this season. Saint Bonaventure defeated Fordham 64-44 on Jan. 11. Saint Bonaventure faces George Mason at home on Saturday. Fordham faces Dayton on the road on Saturday.
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