Fordham ousts Navy women


NEW YORK -- Denise Hammersley scored 11 points and Kelly Roche had 10 as Fordham (15-12) outscored Navy 18-4 in the final 8:14 and went on to a 55-41 victory in the opening round of the Patriot League tournament at Fordham last night.

Fordham had built a 29-15 halftime lead, but Navy (11-15) rallied to tie the game at 37 after a 22-8 run. Kate Wells scored all of her seven points during the run.

After a Wells jumper tied the game, Fordham scored the next eight as a pair of Kelly Fitzpatrick baskets sandwiched jumpers by Heather Donlon and Roche. Roche also had seven rebounds for Fordham, who will play at Lafayette on Friday in the semifinals. Jenna Hausvik led Navy with eight points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

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