Fourth quarter charge sees Fordham defeat Huskies


Muhammad Elarbi

Junior guard Stella Clark prepares to catch a pass in a game versus Delaware last season.

Jordan Baron, sports editor

Northeastern women’s basketball dropped to 0-4 on the season with their loss on the road against Fordham University Wednesday night, 74-58.

Sophomore forward Alexis Hill led the Huskies (0-4) with 18 points, but it proved not enough as redshirt junior guard Bre Cavanaugh and the Rams (2-4) ran away with a 33-point fourth quarter that cemented their victory.

Hill got the scoring started for the Huskies in the first, but not before the Rams got off to a 5-0 start. Powered by three 3-pointers in the quarter, the Fordham offense put the Huskies in an early hole at 17-13 after 10 minutes.

The Huskies were outshot 19-11 in the second, as Fordham shot 44 percent from the floor in another outscoring effort. NU shot just 30 percent from the field during the second quarter. Going into the half, the score sat at 36-24 in favor of the Rams.

The Huskies came out of the locker room for the third with newfound momentum after being outshot and outscored in the first two periods. The NU offensive unit powered for 18 points in the quarter while shooting 60 percent from behind the arc, as the defense held the Rams to only five points. Going into the final 10 minutes, the Huskies held the lead at 42-41.

Whatever happened to the Fordham offense in the third completely flipped in the fourth. The Rams shot 72.7 percent from the floor and sank four of five 3-pointers for a total of 33 points in the frame. The Huskies put up a respectable 16, but were no match for the charging Rams.

The Huskies play their only game of the weekend this Saturday against the Yale Bulldogs (1-1) in Cabot Center at 1 p.m.