Women's Basketball Continues Opening Weekend With Sunday Matinee at Siena

ST. BONAVENTURE (1-0) at SIENA (0-1)
Sunday, Nov. 12 - 2:00 p.m. 
Albany, N.Y.
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TERRIFIC SECOND HALF SENDS BONNIES TO SEASON-OPENING VICTORY: St. Bonaventure erased a 17-point second quarter deficit thanks to a 34-4 run and an amazing third quarter of play to knock off rival Niagara, 76-58, on Friday night at home. The Bonnies outscored Niagara 34-8 during the third, shooting 12-14 from the floor and 8-9 from long range to seize control.
 
OPENING NIGHT RECAP - SIENA: The Saints also played Friday night, dropping an 86-72 decision at Penn State. Kollyns Scarbrough led the way and notched the first double-double of the season with a game-high 21 points and career-high 12 rebounds for the Saints (0-1). Deja Rawls recorded 10 points and dished out seven assists for Siena. Maddie Sims and Anna Lundquist came off the bench and tallied nine points a piece.
 
ALWAYS REMEMBER THE FIRST: Sophomore Danielle Migliore made her first career start a memorable one as she scored a career high 21 points Friday night. Her previous best was eight at Toledo last year. Heralded by the coaching staff for her off-season work ethic, the former N.Y. Class C First Team All-State selection had just seven three-pointers (7-47) her first season, but went 5-9 from distance Friday.
 
FRIDAY LEFTOVERS: The 34 points scored in the third quarter of Friday's win represent the most by the Bonnines in any single quarter since the game shifted to a four-quarter format for the 2015-16 season. Also, the Bonnies' 11 3-pointers were their most since reaching that total in a January 2016 win at Rhode Island. SBU hit no more than eight 3's in any game a year ago.
 
DIME COUNTER: Mariah Ruff wrote her name into the program record books by handing out 14 assists Friday. That ties for second all-time in Bonnies single game history and is the most in a game by an SBU player since Roni Hergenroeder also had 14 on Dec. 6, 1989 vs. St. Francis (Pa.). The all-time program record belongs to Natalie White who had 16 assists vs. Gannon on Dec. 5, 1985.  
 
MORE FRIDAY NOTES
Emptying the notebook from Friday's win:
  • Mariah Ruff became just the third Bonnie to hand out 14 or more assists in a single game.
  • Danielle Migliore had 34 points all of last season, but 21 on Friday. She set career highs in points, field goals, three-pointers, rebounds and minutes.
  • The Bonnies had scored 30+ points in a quarter just once before - 32 in the win over Rhode Island last December.
  • St. Bonaventure has now won 13 straight home openers and went to 8-2 in season openers over the past decade.
  • Bona had 11 steals on Friday and just nine turnovers.
  • All eight players dressed for the game registered points.
  • St. Bonaventure's eight 3's in the third quarter were there most in a quarter since the game moved to a four-quarter format.
  • The Bonnies scored more than the 76 points totaled Friday just once last year - 78 in a December home win over Rhode Island.
  • The four steals for Emily Calabrese were the most by a Bonnies player since Mckenna Maycock had four vs. Davidson on Jan. 25, 2017 and are the most by an SBU freshman in their debut game in over a decade.
BONA VS. SIENA -  SERIES HISTORY
  • This marks the 21st meeting all-time between the Bonnies and Saints.
  • Siena holds a 12-8 series lead, but the Bonnies have won the last two match-ups by a combined score of 37 points.
  • The Saints came out victorious the last time they hosted the Bonnies at home on Dec. 28, 2005, defeating St. Bonaventure 72-47. 
LAST MEETING
Playing in a preseason WNIT matchup on Nov. 13, 2015, the Bonnies defeated the Saints handily by a score of 52-40 to kick off a season that would include an appearance in the NCAA Tournament Round of 32. 
 
Returning from that match-up for St. Bonaventure is senior Mariah Ruff, who started that game and chipped in 8 points, 2 assists, and 4 rebounds. Junior Mckenna Maycock also played in that game, checking in for three minutes. 
 
Returning from that matchup from Siena are seniors Kollyns Scarbrough, Margot Hetzke, Joella Gibson, and Emmanuella Edoka and juniors Deja Rawls and Karolina Severova. Scarborough and Rawls started that game and chipped in 10 and 6 points, respectively. 
 
MAAC TRIPLE THREAT: St. Bonaventure begins the 2017-18 season with three straight games against opponents from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) - Niagara, Siena and Canisius. The Bonnies are 90-64 against MAAC opponents all-time.

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