St. Bonaventure Starters: G Kyle Lofton, G Dominick Welch, G/F Courtney Stockard, F LaDarien Griffin, C Osun Osunniyi
Updated Records: St. Bonaventure 15-15 (11-6 Atlantic 10); Davidson 22-8 (13-4)
Keys To The Game:
- St. Bonaventure shot just 32 percent from the field in posting its lowest scoring game this season.
- The Bonnies trailed by 13 at halftime and could not come closer than eight points in the second half.
- As a result, the Bonnies will likely need to win their regular season finale on Saturday in order to earn a top four seed in the Atlantic 10 Tournament next week.
DAVIDSON, N.C. – A frustrating night of offense saw St. Bonaventure's six-game win streak come to an end in a 64-46 loss at Davidson.
The Bonnies dropped to 11-6 in the Atlantic 10, good for fourth place.
While their defensive effort was the norm, the Bonnies struggled to find scoring all night at Belk Arena.
The first half was fairly close until the final five minutes, when the Wildcats moved their lead from 17-13 up to 25-15 with an 8-2 run. St. Bonaventure then saw Kellan Grady drain a 25-foot shot just before the final horn, pushing the Wildcats' lead up to 30-17 at halftime.
In the first half, the Bonnies went just 7-22 from the field and committed nine turnovers. Courtney Stockard played just seven minutes as he was called for three fouls.
In the second half, Davidson went ahead by 17 points by the 12:28 mark. St. Bonaventure responded with a 12-4 run capped by back-to-back Kyle Lofton layups to close within 46-38 with 6:41 remaining. However, Davidson immediately pushed the lead back to double figures and kept it there the rest of the game.
Dominick Welch led the Bonnies with a season high 14 points. He was 4-11 from three-point range. Lofton scored eight points but was ejected with two technical fouls late in the game. LaDarien Griffin also scored eight points and Osun Osunniyi finished with six points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.
Stockard, the Bonnies' leading scorer at 16 points per game, fouled out with one point in 17 minutes.
Up Next: The Bonnies will return home to host Saint Louis in the regular season finale this Saturday, March 9, at 1 p.m. It will be senior day as well as Fan Appreciation Day with free popcorn for all fans.
- By Steve Mest, Associate Director of Athletics
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