Location: St. Bonaventure, N.Y. | Reilly Center
Box Score & Final Stats Play-by-Play (PDF)
St. Bonaventure Starters: #2 G Mariah Ruff, #11 F Hannah Little, #21 G Nyla Rueter, #33 G Emily Michael, #42 F Katie Healy
The Short Story:
The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (11-5, 1-2) dropped its second straight game on Sunday, Jan. 11 as they were defeated by the Fordham Rams, by a score of 72-62 at the Reilly Center.
At the 2:54 mark in the first half the Bonnies would hold a one-point advantage, but Fordham's hot shooting would put them up by 10 points at halftime. This would seem to be the trend throughout the second half as every time St. Bonaventure would go on a run to bring the game close, Fordham had a way to respond. Fordham would finish the game shooting over 40% from the field and over 50% from beyond the arc.
Despite the loss for St. Bonaventure, Hannah Little had a career day as she recorded 24 points in the losing effort. Little's 24 points would set a new career high for her. Little also recorded five rebounds on the day.
Katie Healy led the team in rebounds (7), assists (4) and blocks (4) on Sunday.
The Bonnies drop to 11-5 overall and 1-2 in the Atlantic 10.
- Fordham struck first with a layup from Danielle Clark to take an early lead.
- The Bonnies tied it up at 4 on a Nyla Rueter jump shot at the 17:33 mark, but Fordham answered with four straight points to bring the score to 8-4.
- Ashley Zahn stopped the mini run with her first three pointer of the afternoon to make it an 8-7 Rams' game with less than 14 minutes to play.
- Zahn worked her magic again two minutes later. This time, Fordham again with a four-point lead and Zahn cut the deficit to one once again with her second three pointer of the game, bringing the game to 11-10 with 12 minutes left in the half.
- The Bonnies gained their first lead of the game on two Gabby Richmond free throws at the 11:23 mark.
- SBU would gain their largest lead of the game with a Nyla Rueter three pointer at the 10:40 mark. Fordham's Asnate Fomia answered with a three of her own to make it a 15-14 Bona lead.
- Fordham would regain the lead at the 8:55 mark with a Danielle Padovano three pointer and would not look back.
- Fordham would end the half on a 13-4 run and take a 39-29 lead into the break.
- St. Bonaventure started off the second half strong as they went on a 8-2 run to bring the game to within four points. Hannah little would score six of the eight points for the Bonnies.
- After bringing the game to just a four-point advantage, Fordham responded off a Samantha Clark lay-up and an Asnate Fomina jumper.
- At the 12:25 mark in the second half as the Bonnies would go on a 6-0 run that consisted of a three-point field goal by Nyla Rueter and lay-up and a free-throw by Gabby Richmond.
- The trend continued as the Brown and White pulled the game within one point at the 9:33 mark, but less than two minutes later, Fordham would have an eight point lead.
- Danielle Padovano notched her fourth three-point field goal at the 4:55 mark to give the Rams a nine-point lead.
- The Bonnies tried to make the comeback, but as the team started to intentionally foul the Rams, Fordham would go 6-8 from the line to close out the game.
- The Rams would outscore the Bonnies 9-8 in the final four minutes.
- The junior forward from Rochester Hills, Mich., Hannah Little, set a new career high in points with 24. Little's previous record was 22, which came against La Salle last season at the Atlantic 10 tournament.
- Forward Katie Healy recorded four assists against Fordham on Sunday. The four assists pushed Healy across the 150 career assist milestone.
- This is the second game in a row that the Bonnies were outshot by their opponent, both from the field and beyond the arc.
- The loss snapped a 14-game home winning streak that dated back to last season. St. Bonaventure went 8-0 in conference at home last season.
The Bonnies hit the road as they travel to Fairfax, Va. for a match up against the George Mason Patriots on Wednesday, Jan. 14. The Patriots are coming off a buzzer-beater win at La Salle on Sunday.