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@BonniesWBB Welcomes Colgate On Tuesday Night

@BonniesWBB Welcomes Colgate On Tuesday Night

The Game Basics
Opponent: Colgate Raiders (0-5)
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 2
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Reilly Center – St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
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St. Bonaventure Game Notes | Colgate Game Notes

The Starting Five
1. The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team welcomes in-state rival Colgate to the Reilly Center as it wraps up its two-game homestand. The Bonnies improved their record at home this season to 2-0 on Sunday against Binghamton.

2. The Bonnies extended their nine-game winning streak over the Binghamton Bearcats on Sunday, Nov. 30. SBU surged passed the Bearcats, 72-54, as it was powered by Gabby Richmond, Katie Healy and Hannah Little, who all had 10+ points.

3.  After a dominating performance against the Binghamton Bearcats on Nov. 30, Katie Healy was named Big 4 Player of the Week. Healy notched a season-high 22 points on Sunday. The Lancaster, N.Y. native registered the first double-double for the Bonnies this season against Penn State.

4. The three-way attack in the paint, which consist of Healy, Little and Richmond, have combined for a total 200 points this season. Each of them is averaging more than 10 points and five rebounds per game.

5. In their first six games this season, seven members of the Bonnies have registered double-digit scoring performances. Little and Healy lead the squad with four, while Rueter has three.

Scouting The Bonnies
• The Bonnies are led by their starting five, who average a total of 28.2 minutes per game. The five starters have resulted in 201 points this season, which is 78.2% of the offense.
• St. Bonaventure has increased its shooting throughout the season to now a season-high, 39.4%, while they are holding its opponents to just 36.6%.
• The Brown and White are currently ranked in the Top-25 in the nation with their free-throw percentage (75.7%).
• Nyla RueterEmily Michael and Imani Outlaw are perfect from the charity stripe. They are a combined 20-20.
• Blocks have come often for the Bonnies this season as they have totaled 24 blocks. The 4.0 blocks shots per game is good for seventh in the Atlantic 10.
• Leading the Bonnies on the boards is Hannah Little with 41 rebounds. Little also leads St. Bona's with 13 steals.

Scouting the Raiders
• The Colgate Raiders began their season 0-5 with losses coming against Rutgers, Georgia, Harvard, Cornell and common foe Drexel.
• Colgate is shooting 35.9% from the field, while allowing opposing teams to shoot 42.4%.
• The Raiders are holding their opponents to just 38.8 boards per game, which is good for fifth-best in the Patriot League.
• Colgate ranks fourth in its conference in steals. The Raiders have swiped the ball 30 times this season or six steals per game.
• Graduating three starters from last year's team, Colgate returns Carole Harris for her senior season. Through their first three games, she has provided most of the offensive punch with 16.7 points per game.
• Senior Mariah Jones is the other returning starter for the Raiders. Through their first five games, Jones has 21 assists, which was fourth-most out of any Patriot League player at the time. Jones' 2.2 steals through her first five games is the second-most in their conference.
• Coming off the bench is Paige Kriftcher, who is averaging 17.6 minutes per game and has tallied five points per contest. Kriftcher is also 4-13 (.308) from beyond the arc.
• In last season's 77-72 Bonaventure win, Jones had a game-high 23 points. 

Healy Closing In On 1,000
Junior forward Katie Healy is sitting at 907 total points for her career, just 93 shy of becoming the 20th member of St. Bonaventure's 1,000-point club. Last season, Healy scored 579 points, a 330-point jump from her 249 points during her freshman season.

In The Paint
The Bonnies have been relying heavily on their post play as they have registered 158 of their 359 points inside the paint, good enough for 44% of their scoring. On Sunday, Nov. 30, St. Bonaventure tallied 42 points in the paint against the Binghamton Bearcats. 

Finding Its Outside Touch
The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team has seemed to find its touch from the outside after starting the season 0-30, they have shot 22-50 (.305). Nyla Rueter leads the team with eight made three-point field goals, while Michael has five and Rombach and Zahn have three from behind the arc.