St. Bonaventure travels to Massachusetts to take on UMass on Saturday afternoon. The Bonnies are looking for a third straight win over the Minutewomen after scoring a win last season at the Reilly Center as well as a victory in Amherst two years.
- Freshman Deja Francis led the Bonnies in scoring with 17 points last Sunday vs. Saint Louis, the fifth time this season she has powered the Bona scoring attack. For the season, Francis ranks second among all Atlantic 10 freshmen at 10.4 ppg - third on the A-10 freshman scoring chart is Bonnies teammate Asianae Johnson at 9.9 ppg. Only Saint Louis' Ciaja Harbison (15.3 ppg) is higher on the A-10 scoring charts among freshmen than Bona's backcourt duo.
- In conference play, Francis ranks fourth in the league in assists with 4.6 helpers per game.
- Through five games, only five players in the conference had more blocks than Amanda Oliver's seven during A-10 play.
- St. Bonaventure committed a season-low nine turnovers in last Sunday's game vs. Saint Louis. The Bonnies also surrendered nine points during the second quarter, the sixth time this year Bona has held an opponent to single digit points during a period.
- Junior Danielle Migliore missed last Sunday's game due to injury. The Bonnies have not played a single game with their entire roster available since March 2016 and injured players have missed a combined 28 games this season.
- Senior Mckenna Maycock led the Bonnies with 16 points and eight rebounds vs. Dayton on Jan. 16 with the eight boards representing her season best. It was her 30th career game of double-figure scoring and she surpassed 600 career points (603).
- This weekend marks the 61st meeting all-time between the Bonnies and Minutewomen.
- St. Bonaventure has played UMass more than any other Atlantic 10 opponent with Duquesne (58) and Rhode Island (52) the only other A-10 opponents the Bonnies have faced more than 50 times.
- The Bonnies have won back-to-back games over UMass. In the last meeting in Massachusetts two seasons ago, the Bonnies scored a 55-38 victory. Last season at The RC, the Bonnies claimed a 69-59 win behind 24 points from Mariah Ruff and 19 points from Danielle Migliore. Emily Calabrese paced the Bonnies in rebounding with seven boards. Migliore's 19 points represent her fourth-highest scoring output with the Bonnies in 66 career games.
- St. Bonaventure has won 11 of the last 13 meetings with UMass dating back to 2009.
UMass was picked ninth in the A-10 preseason coaches' poll, but has so far exceeded expectations, scoring league wins over Saint Louis, Davidson and La Salle. With 11 wins overall on the year, only VCU (13) and Fordham (12) have more among A-10 squads.The Minutewomen rank sixth in the league scoring (64.6 ppg) and defense (62.7).Three UMass players rank inside the league's top 30 in scoring - Hailey Leidel is seventh among all A-10 players at 13.4 ppg while Bre Hampton-Bey (10.6 ppg, 22nd) and Jessica George (10.3 ppg, 26th) also provide scoring threats. Leidel also stands fifth in the league in rebounding at 7.3 boards per contest.
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