Alexis Peterson scored 25 points with eight assist and five steals and the No. 23 Syracuse women pulled away from Fordham 76-54 Saturday night at the Thanksgiving Shootout.
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No. 21 George Washington women top Fordham, reach A10 finals
No. 24 George Washington women defeat Fordham 83-65
Peterson lifts No. 24 Syracuse past Fordham 59-42
Fordham signed women's basketball coach Stephanie Gaitley to an extension through the 2021 season on Tuesday.
Brittany Boyd scored 22 points, including the game-winning jumper with 14 seconds left, and California survived for a 64-63 victory over feisty Fordham in the first round of the NCAA tournament Saturday.
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Erin Rooney scored 13 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Fordham took the lead with an 11-2 second-half run Sunday and beat top-seeded Dayton 63-51 for the Atlantic 10 women's basketball championship.
No. 13 Penn State handles Fordham 78-61
Saint Joseph's 47, Fordham 46
Three decades after its last glory days, second-year coach Stephanie Gaitley and some key transfers have Fordham ascendant again heading into the A-10 tournament.
Amber Deane scored 14 points and Kelley Austria added 12 to help No. 18 Dayton beat Fordham 68-57 on Sunday night.