Raleigh, N.C. – The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team fell behind early and struggled to get back into the game as NC State cruised to 70-47 victory on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. Redshirt freshman Gabby Richmond recorded 18 points in her first game for the Bonnies.
NC State jumped out to an early lead on the Bonnies, as the Wolfpack frustrated the Brown and White throughout the night on both ends of the floor. The Bonnies were outshot by more than double in the first half, shooting just 5-18 from the field (27%). A key difference in the game was the 12 triples the Wolfpack knocked down, opposed to the Bonnies' one.
The Wolfpack would take a 16 point lead into halftime, and never looked back. NC State came out flying to start the second half, going on a 21-0 run and holding the Bonnies scoreless for over nine minutes. At that point, it was too late, although the Brown and White would score 26 points in the final 10 minutes.
Inside The Box Score
- In her first game back after sitting out the 2012-13 season due to injury, Chelsea Bowker was perfect from the free throw line, shooting 6-6, and finishing the game with 9 points.
- Hannah Little and Emily Michael combined for 10 rebounds.
- The trio of Nyla Rueter, Oney Harrison, and Imani Outlaw shot 2-7, recording just 2 points.
- The Brown and White held a 12-6 advantage in the paint in the second half.