Bonnies, Defending MAC Champion Toledo Renew Series Monday at Reilly Center

ST. BONAVENTURE (4-4) vs. TOLEDO (5-1)
Monday, Dec. 4 - 7:00 p.m.
Reilly Center
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GAME PROMOTION: Beginning at 6:00, the first 100 students in attendance will receive a voucher good for one Adidas Bonnies "Glow Ball" shirt. Vouchers can be exchanged for a shirt at halftime of Monday's game. Sizes are on a first-come, first-serve basis. T-shirts are limited and will not be available for purchase or exchange.

BONNIES, ROCKETS RENEW ACQUAINTANCES: St. Bonaventure remains at home for the second of four consecutive games on home court as Toledo visits the Reilly Center on Monday night. This will mark the sixth straight year in which the Bonnies and Rockets have played. St. Bonaventure is trying to bounce back from a heartbreaking defeat vs. Delaware last Wednesday, 53-52, when the Bonnies fought back from 14 points down in the first half to lead during the fourth quarter, only to see the Blue Hens put in the game-winning layup with 23 seconds to play. Toledo, meanwhile, comes into Monday's contest as the winners of four straight games including a come-from-behind 65-64 victory over Maine at home in overtime Thursday night. 
 
HOME SWEET HOME: The Bonnies are in the midst of their longest homestand of the year, four straight games. Bona will not be on the road again until Dec. 17, playing host to four teams from three different conferences - Delaware (CAA), Toledo and Buffalo (MAC) as well as Penn State (Big 10). That's good news for the Bonnies - during the past three seasons, (2015-16 - present), Bona has won 37 games - 24 of those wins have come on home court.
 
NOVEMBER TO REMEMBER: Junior Mckenna Maycock will likely remember the month of November for some time to come as it was a month for her emergence as a team leader for the Bonnies. Maycock was outstanding in November, ranking fifth in the Atlantic 10 in rebounding (8.5/gm), third in 3-point percentage (53.8 percent) and seventh in minutes per game (34.8). The all-time Western New York leader in high school career scoring was selected to the Navy Classic All-Tournament Team over Thanksgiving weekend for her performance in a pair of games there and was also chosen as the College Sports Madness Atlantic 10 Player of the Week this past Monday after averaging 19.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game, shooting 58.8 percent and 64.3 percent from distance in a trio of games where the Bonnies went 2-1.
 
CLIMB CONTINUES: Prior to last Wednesday's game at The RC, senior Mariah Ruff was honored for becoming the 22nd player in Bonnies history to score 1,000 career points after reaching the milestone Nov. 25 vs. UMBC. The Oneonta, N.Y. native needs three points Monday to crack into the program's top 20 all-time in points - Kathy Lynch (1977-81) currently ranks 20th with 1,029 career points. 
 
BREE FOR THREE: Junior Bree Paulson leads the Bonnies in 3s this season, hitting 18. A 37 percent shooter from beyond the arc, Paulson has made 20 field goals on the season with all but two coming from distance.
 
WELCOME TO THE SQUAD: Junior Arielle Harvey continues to be productive as Coach Fleming's first option off the bench in her first season with the program. Harvey ranks second on the team, behind only Maycock, shooting 44.0 percent (22-for-50) from the floor this season. 
WELCOME BACK, KEELY: Redshirt sophomore Keely Fresh made her first game appearance in over a year on Nov. 29 vs. Delaware, playing a minute off the bench. Fresh missed all of last season and the first seven games this year due to injury. Prior to the Delaware game, her previous appearance was in the NCAA Tournament Second Round at Oregon State in March 2016. 
 
BONA VS. TOLEDO -  SERIES HISTORY
  • Monday will be the sixth meeting all-time in the series between St. Bonaventure and Toledo.
  • Bona has played the Rockets in sixth consecutive seasons with Toledo leading the series, 4-1.
  • The Bonnies scored their lone win over Toledo in the last meeting between the squads at the Reilly Center on Nov. 29, 2015. St. Bonaventure won that day, 74-63, in part of what would ultimately become a 16-game winning streak on the way to the NCAA Tournament that season. Only two current members of the Bonnies roster played that day - then sophomore Mariah Ruff and Mckenna Maycock who was in her freshman season.
  • Two of the first three meetings were decided by single digits including a 64-62 Toledo win in the first-ever meeting at The RC on Dec. 15, 2013.
  • Last year, Toledo sailed to a 74-50 victory at Savage Arena. Jalisha Terry led SBU with 12 points while Danielle Migliore finished with eight points, her career high until scoring 21 in this year's season opener vs. Niagara.
ABOUT TOLEDO
  • At 5-1 on the season, Toledo is riding high with four straight wins entering Monday including victories over Dayton (68-50), Louisiana (79-55) and Maine (65-64) at home as well as a road win at Iona (74-57). Toledo's only loss came at No. 5 Louisville in the Preseason WNIT, 90-55.
  • The Rockets won the Mid-American Conference a year ago with a 25-9 record including a 12-6 mark in conference play. Toledo also went 9-3 on the road. Toledo ultimately had its season end in the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a loss to Creighton at Oregon State, playing in the same NCAA Tournament venue the Bonnies traveled to a year earlier. 
  • Toledo was picked second in the MAC West preseason poll while junior Mikaela Boyd was tabbed to the Preseason All-MAC West Team. Boyd averaged a team-best 12.2 points and 7.9 rebounds per game last season.
  • Kaayla McIntyre and Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott each average 12.6 points per game to lead the squad. 

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