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Bonnies Drop Heartbreaker To Canisius, 84-82

Bonnies Drop Heartbreaker To Canisius, 84-82

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BUFFALO – Dajah Logan's 22-point outburst was not enough as the St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team dropped a heartbreaker in the closing seconds to Little Three rival Canisius, 84-82, Sunday evening at the Koessler Center.

St. Bonaventure roared to life offensively, draining 13 three-pointers on the way to a 47-37 lead at halftime and a 58-43 advantage with 7:14 to play in the third. In all, the Bonnies would lead for over 34 minutes of game time, but Canisius found a way to answer late.

Down nine at the start of the fourth and by an 80-70 margin with 4:26 remaining, D'Jhai Patterson Ricks brought the Griffs within one on a deep ball with 20 seconds to play. Then, she took care of business herself as she stole the ball with 16 seconds on the clock and stormed down the court an put in the go-ahead layup. Following a timeout, the Bonnies had another chance, but a three attempt rattled out and the Griffs pulled down the rebound, forcing Bona to foul. Canisius would make a free throw from Tiana Pugh to close out the scoring. 

After falling behind 10-4 early in the first period, the Bona offense came to life. 

A 12-0 run midway through the first period gave the Bonnies a 16-10 lead. The Bonnies outscored the Griffins 9-6 to close out the first period on top, 25-16. Bona made five first-quarter threes to pull away from the Griffs.

The shooting stroke for the Bonnies (1-4) stayed through the second quarter as the Bonnies made five more threes. The Bonnies opened up a 10-point cushion late in the second period and took the 47-37 advantage into the locker room. The Bonnies shot 58.8 percent from deep in the first half on 10-of-17 shooting.

Logan set a new career-high for threes made in a game with five first half makes. Her previous career best was four, set against Niagara on Nov. 7.

The Bonnies had four players in double figures for the second time this season. Logan finished with 22, Emily Calabrese and Jurnee President each had 13 while Asianae Johnson added 17 points.

Patterson-Ricks led all scorers with 27 points and added five assists on the night.

The Bonnies are now off until Saturday, Nov. 23 when they host Cleveland State at the Reilly Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

GAME NOTES

  • The Bonnies featured a new starting lineup for the first time this season – Asianae Johnson, Emily Calabrese, Dajah Logan, Jurnee President and Olivia Tucker. Sunday marked Tucker's first career start for the Bonnies.
  • Bona made double-digit threes for the third consecutive game, making 10 in the first half alone. The Bonnies finished the game with 13 threes.
  • The Bonnies' 13 three-pointers were the most threes made in a game by the Brown and White since last season against Rhode Island on Jan. 30. The program has not had more treys in a game in over a decade.
  • Logan set a new career-high for threes made in a game with five first half makes. Her previous career best was four, set against Niagara on Nov. 7. She finished the night with six threes, going 6-for-10 from deep. 
  • The Bona defense registered five or more steals for the fourth time in five games this season. The Bonnies had six Sunday against the Griffs.
  • Johnson had eight rebounds to go along with her 17 points. Amanda Oliver paced the Bonnies on the boards with nine off the bench. 
  • President handed out a career-best seven assists and played a team-high 36 minutes.

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