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Davidson rains down 3-pointers to rout Fordham, extend win streak

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Guard Jon Axel Gudmundsson, left, a sophomore from Grindavik, Iceland, paced four Davidson with 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting in Sunday’s win at Fordham. Above, Gudmundsson looks for an outlet in a game on Jan. 3 against Saint Louis.
Guard Jon Axel Gudmundsson, left, a sophomore from Grindavik, Iceland, paced four Davidson with 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting in Sunday’s win at Fordham. Above, Gudmundsson looks for an outlet in a game on Jan. 3 against Saint Louis. DavidsonPhotos.com

Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 18 points, Kellan Grady added 14, and the pair combined for seven of Davidson's 15 3-pointers in a 75-45 victory over Fordham on Sunday.

Davidson had 25 assists on 28 field goals as the Wildcats shot 52.8 percent, including 15 of 26 from 3-point range. The Wildcats entered leading the country in assist-turnover ratio (1.89) and had just five miscues against the Rams.

Oskar Michelsen scored 13 points and Peyton Aldridge 11 for Davidson (9-7, 4-1 Atlantic 10), which has won four straight games. KiShawn Pritchett had nine assists and Aldridge seven rebounds.

Gudmundsson scored 14 points in the first half to help Davidson build a 37-26 advantage.

Perris Hicks tied a career-high with 15 points, on five 3-pointers, to lead Fordham (6-11, 1-4). The Rams were just 16-of-43 shooting (37.2 percent) against the Wildcats, who have the top-ranked scoring defense (56.0) in A-10 play.

Next: Davidson returns to John M. Belk Arena Friday for a nationally-televised (ESPN2) game against St. Bonaventure at 7 p.m.

Observer staff contributed to this report.

DAVIDSON 75, FORDHAM 45

DAVIDSON (9-7)

Michelsen 5-7 1-2 13, Aldridge 5-8 0-0 11, Gudmundsson 6-9 3-6 18, Grady 5-8 0-0 14, Pritchett 2-4 0-0 6, Magarity 3-9 0-0 7, Jones 0-3 0-0 0, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Collins 0-0 0-0 0, Reigel 1-3 0-0 3, Watkins 0-0 0-0 0, Freundlich 0-1 0-0 0, Wynter 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 28-53 4-8 75.

FORDHAM (6-11)

Pekarek 1-6 0-0 2, Slanina 3-4 0-0 8, Hicks 5-11 0-0 15, Chartouny 3-5 0-0 8, Tavares 2-14 2-4 6, Downing 0-0 0-0 0, Ohams 0-0 0-0 0, Raut 2-5 2-2 6, Havsa 0-0 0-0 0, Sanchez 0-0 0-0 0, Petty 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-45 4-6 45.

Halftime—Davidson 37-26. 3-Point Goals—Davidson 15-26 (Grady 4-5, Gudmundsson 3-5, Michelsen 2-4, Pritchett 2-4, Wynter 1-1, Magarity 1-2, Aldridge 1-2, Reigel 1-2, Freundlich 0-1), Fordham 9-25 (Hicks 5-10, Slanina 2-2, Chartouny 2-2, Raut 0-2, Tavares 0-4, Pekarek 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Davidson 31 (Gudmundsson, Aldridge 7), Fordham 21 (Pekarek 5). Assists—Davidson 25 (Pritchett 9), Fordham 14 (Havsa, Chartouny, Tavares 4). Total Fouls—Davidson 5, Fordham 9. A—1,734 (3,200).

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