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Fordham 83, La Salle 75

3/3/2004

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Haynes scored 34 points to lead Fordham
to an 84-75 victory over La Salle on Wednesday night, extending the
Explorers' losing streak to five games.

Mark Jarrell-Wright had 17 points for the Rams (6-20, 3-12
Atlantic 10), who had lost two straight. Drew Williamson added 16
points and Mushon Ya'akosi had nine points and 14 rebounds.

Steven Smith scored 17 points for La Salle (10-18, 5-10), while
Rasheed Quadri added 16 and Gary Neal 15.

After Jermaine Thomas hit a 3 to get the Explorers within 25-23,
Haynes scored 11 points in the 16-3 run that gave the Rams a 41-26
halftime lead.

Haynes made two free throws with 16:03 to go to give Fordham its
biggest lead, 56-35.

Quadri and Thomas each hit a 3 during a 12-0 run that got La
Salle within 70-65 with 4:06 to go.