For @FordhamWBB, tradition has arrived

For @FordhamWBB, tradition has arrived

Tradition never comes easy. It is a process that will never give the luxury of being instantaneous and almost certainly will produce heartache. On Saturday night, tradition was vicious to the Fordham Ram women’s basketball team as they dropped a heartbreaker in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament championship to Saint Joseph’s, 47-46.

@SJUHawks_WBB vs. @FordhamWBB – #A10WBB Championship Preview

@SJUHawks_WBB vs. @FordhamWBB – #A10WBB Championship Preview

Saturday night from the Barclays Center, it all comes down to this; the summer workouts, weight room, film room, countless hours in the gym, all of the sweat and tears. A one game, winner take all battle. It’s the 2012-13 Atlantic 10 women’s basketball conference championship. The prize? For one team it will be bragging rights for a year and an automatic ticket to the NCAA tournament.

@FordhamWBB cruises past Billikens in A-10 Quarterfinal, 65-48

@FordhamWBB cruises past Billikens in A-10 Quarterfinal, 65-48

There must be something about the sight of the Saint Joe’s logo that makes the basket look extra big for Marah Strickland. After setting a career-high with 31 points against the fellow Jesuit institution a few weeks ago, the graduate student exploded for 22 points on Saint Joe’s home court in the Atlantic 10 Quarterfinals, leading Fordham to a 65-48 victory over Saint Louis.

Fordham women’s basketball downs Temple for 22nd win, 58-44

Fordham women’s basketball downs Temple for 22nd win, 58-44

With the win, the Rams finish the regular season with a 22-7 overall record, 12-2 in the Atlantic 10, good for third place in the conference and a first round bye at the A-10 Championship which starts on Friday at Saint Joseph’s University. It also is a mammoth improvement on the predictions of the preseason prognosticators, who slotted the Rams for an eleventh place finish.

Fordham needs extra time to defeat @SJUHawks_WBB 70-63

Fighting back from down 12 in the second half to force overtime, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team eventually fell in the extra frame, 70-63, to Fordham Sunday afternoon at Rose Hill Gym. Redshirt senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven (Helmond, Netherlands/Dr. Kippenberg College) paced the Hawks with 26 points and 13 rebounds, and surpassed the 1,000 point plateau for her career.

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