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Women's Basketball Welcomes Canisius Tuesday in Home Opener

ST. BONAVENTURE (1-1) vs. CANISIUS (0-1)
Tuesday, Nov. 13 - 7:00 p.m.
Reilly Center
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TV: ESPN+ / Radio: WGWE 105.9 FM
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STORYLINE: The Bonnies debut at the Reilly Center on Tuesday night with their first home action of the season, hosting Little Three rival Canisius at 7 p.m. St. Bonaventure is 1-1 while Canisius is 0-1 after losing a 62-59 heartbreaker at home vs. Miami (OH) on Friday night. The Bonnies, meanwhile, look to bounce back from a setback at No. 14/13 Georgia this past Friday after winning at Niagara last Tuesday.

TICKETS: All game tickets are just $5. Children 5-12 are $3 and ages 4 and under are free. Call the SBU Ticket Office for more information (716) 375-2500.

POSTER GIVEAWAY: A free 2018-19 Bonnies women's basketball schedule poster will be available to the first 1,000 fans in attendance at Tuesday's game. 

BONNIES OPEN '18-19 WITH WEEK 1 SPLIT: St. Bonaventure opened the season in convincing fashion, winning at rival Niagara last Tuesday night in a 76-48 final. A 25-3 run from the Bonnies between the first and second quarters set the tone for a 45-15 halftime lead and a 52-17 advantage early in the third. All 10 players to see action scored for the Brown and White including four in double figures - Asianae Johnson (13 pts), Mckenna Maycock (10), Emily Calabrese (10) and Amanda Oliver (10). Maycock finished with a career best 10 assists as well as seven rebounds. It was the largest margin of victory for the Bonnies since defeating Saint Louis at home, 80-59, on Feb. 10, 2016. On Friday night, Bona faced a tough test in Athens, Ga. at No. 14/13 Georgia. Playing without leading scorer Mckenna Maycock, Bona dropped a 67-40 decision. Eight Bonnies had points, though none were in double figures - Johnson led the way with nine points while Oliver led the team in rebounding with eight boards. Without Maycock, the Bonnies played just two players who saw extensive playing time with the program last season - Calabrese and Danielle Migliore
 
BACK AT SBU: For the Bonnies, this is their first appearance at home this season after a pair of road games. Tuesday's game is also a return to St. Bonaventure for new Canisius head coach Scott Hemer. A 1995 graduate of St. Bonaventure, Hemer was named head coach at Canisius this past April after leading SUNY Geneseo for the past 11 years, winning 218 games there. He also was the girls varsity coach at nearby Gowanda High School and was a social studies teacher there from 1996-2001.
 
BONNIES GO FOR LITTLE THREE SWEEP: St. Bonaventure has an opportunity to score a sweep of Little Three rivalry games after defeating Niagara on the road last week. A win over Canisius Tuesday would give the Bonnies their first Little Three season sweep since 2015-16 and ninth in the past 12 years.
 
WELCOME BACK: Fans at Bonnies games this season will likely need to make good use of the program – at least early in the campaign. Five players return to the active roster this year after seeing time a year ago – but of those returners, only senior Mckenna Maycock (76 career games), junior Danielle Migliore (50 career games) and sophomore Emily Calabrese (started all 30 games last year) have seen extensive playing time. Also returning are redshirt junior Bree Paulson and sophomore Abigail Johnson who were each limited to eight games apiece last year due to injury. Redshirt junior Dajah Logan, a transfer from the College of Charleston, was with the program a year ago but will be seeing her first on-court action in Brown and White due to NCAA transfer rules. Bona will be without the services of senior Arielle Harvey who will miss the season due to a health matter.
 
WHO'S NEW: A lot is new when it comes to the Bonnies roster. The team welcomes a pair of true freshmen in the backcourt – Asianae Johnson and Deja Francis – and a third freshman, Carrie Jornlin will see minutes in the post. Two junior college transfers in forward Amanda Oliver and guard Claudia Del Moral round out the newcomers.
 
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