Freshman guard James Miller scored a team-high 14 points off the bench, but it wasn’t enough to help the Howard Bison in a 79-60 loss to the Fordham Rams on Dec. 14 at the Rose Hill Gymnasium in Bronx, N.Y.
Howard tried to keep pace with Fordham and trailed by only seven points at halftime. But Fordham eventually pulled away, extending their leading to as many as 19 points in the second half.
The Bison, however, did a decent job containing Fordham freshman guard John Severe, who leads the Atlantic 10 Conference with nearly 20 points per game. Severe made just 4-of-14 shots for 11 points. But Fordham sophomore forward Ryan Rhoomes made up for Severe’s shortcomings, recording a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Senior guard Branden Frazier and sophomore guard Mandell Thomas both scored 15 points for Fordham.
Other than Miller, freshman guard James Daniels was the only other Howard player to score double-digit points, with 11 points in the loss.
Howard fell to 2-11 this season, while Fordham advanced to 6-3.