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BRONX, NY — Fordham (2-2) will be looking to recover from two narrow losses last week when Wagner (2-2) visits at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The game will be streamed live on ESPN+ and locally on SNY.

Ramses Challenge

Join the Ramses Challenge, a new philanthropic initiative to support our student-athletes! Pledge a set amount of money for each three-pointer or steal this year or make a one-time donation to the program. All proceeds are tax deductible and go directly to Fordham Women’s Basketball. Read more here. So far, the Rams have made 29 three-pointers and a whopping 46 steals! Thank you for all of your continued support!

last time out

It came down to the wire, but Fordham fell 70-67 at RV/RV Princeton on Wednesday night. There were 15 lead changes and five times during the back-and-forth affair, with the Rams leading 56-55 late after they had consecutive threes Kaitlyn Downey and Megan Jonasse and later one Asiah Dingle Three-point game but Princeton’s Grace Stone and Kaitlyn Chen made several clutch baskets down the stretch and held onto the win.

Downey scored her 1,000th Career point and will be the 25thth Ram to do so in the program history and Dingle also crossed the 1,500 point threshold. Downey shared a game-high 19 points with Stone and Chen, shooting 8 of 12 from the floor, 3 of 4 from range with 11 rebounds. Dingle had 13 points and five assists while Jonassen showed her reach by making 3 of 3 three-point attempts and finishing with 15 points, just one shy of her career high.

Asiah Dingle Named A-10 Player of the Week

Faced with stiff competition, including Anna DeWolfes big week and reigning A-10 Player of the Year Sam Breen, among others, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the fifth-year Guardsman picked up the league’s first weekly honors after leading the Rams to a 2-1 week . The Boston native averaged 17.3 points on 46.2% shooting while hitting 3 of 10 from distance and 13 of 17 from the line, with 6.7 rebounds, a whopping 5.0 steals, 3.3 assists and 0.7 blocks in just 27.7 minutes per game. Last Thursday, Dingle set a program record of 10 steals against Saint Peter’s, part of the team’s record of 21 steals.

Series history with Wagner

Fordham has held an 11-6 all-time lead over the Seahawks since 1971. The two schools met at least once a year during that decade and several times in the 80s, with the Rams recording 10 straight wins between 1976 and 1989 Wagner won twice, home and away, in 1998-99 but Fordham won the next meeting, the last, 80-59, in the 2018 season opener. Downey started this game and scored 12 points in 19 minutes, Jonassen played 11 minutes off the bench for two points and two offensive rebounds and assistant coach Lauren Holden scored nine points, three assists and three steals in 35 minutes.

Triple D – DeWolfe, Dingle, Downey

Shut the front door! The Fordham trio was gnarly, righteous, dynamite and, perhaps most importantly, the bombshell dot-com. All three received Atlantic 10 All-Conference honors and were named at least A-10 Player of the Week in the past season. Together they accounted for 66.1% of the team’s score with a total of 40.2% shooting. You are the real deal. In four games so far, those numbers are similar – 62.5% goals and 44.9% shooting. For context for the uninitiated, this entire blurb references Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

Asiah steals the show

Thought your five steals in the season opener were a handful? She doubled that with a program-record 10 last Thursday against St. Peter, scoring her ninth- and tenth-place finishes on consecutive possessions. Her previous best was six, which she had achieved several times throughout her career, including once with Fordham. The previous record was eight, five times by four student-athletes, but not since Lauren Fleischer in 2001.

Do you have experience?

Fordham’s current starting XI started this season with a mammoth 499 career games, unofficially the most in the country by polling Division I national SIDs. Behind them at the beginning of the year were Virginia Tech (431), Oklahoma (427) and UT Arlington (402, but 444 including JUCO). Fordham has now played up to 519 games for his starting five with a grad transfer Jada Dapaa Adding 91 from the bench.

Three 1,000 point scorers

With their tough turnaround jumper in the second quarter on Wednesday Kaitlyn Downey became the 25thth Ram to score 1,000 points in program history. She joins Asiah Dingle (1,512 in three schools and five seasons) and Anna DeWolfe (1,360 – 7th largest in school history). Nationwide, the Rams is one of 11 schools with three active student-athletes with 1,000 career points, despite being the only middle school. Virginia Tech has four.

DeWolfe, Dingle named to preseason All-Conference teams
Anna DeWolfe and Asiah Dingle were named to the preseason All-Conference teams – DeWolfe on the first team, Dingle on the second. Last year, DeWolfe received her second straight first-team nod while Dingle was named to the third-team all-conference. Fordham was predicted fourth by the league’s coaches, with Massachusetts receiving all 15 first-place votes.

Captains +1

Fifth Years Kaitlyn Downey and Megan Jonasseplus seniors Anna DeWolfe, served as team captain last year. They will do so again this year plus new addition Jada Dapaa, who was voted fourth captain by her teammates. It is Downey’s fourth year as captain, the most in program history after JJ Radice’s three years, DeWolfe’s third and Jonassen’s second.

Next

Fordham heads to the Las Vegas Holiday Classic over Thanksgiving weekend. The Rams play Washington at 4:30 p.m. Friday and South Dakota at 2 p.m. Saturday. Both times are Eastern.

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