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VESTAL, N.Y. – Olivia Brown's career-high 20 points were enough as the St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team fell to Binghamton, 78-67, Wednesday afternoon.
The Bonnies attempted a rally effort late, outscoring the Bearcats 23-18 in the fourth quarter. Brown's three with 1:50 remaining in the game brought the Bonnies within seven, 72-65. Kai Moon was fouled on the next Binghamton possession, sending her to the line. Moon converted four free throws in the final 1:30 of the contest to ice the game.
Moon scored seven of her game-high 27 points in the fourth quarter for the Bearcats.
Binghamton (7-0) controlled the contest for the majority of the first half, taking a 36-25 advantage into the break.
The Bearcats started the game with an 8-0 run, forcing the Bonnies to burn a timeout early. Brown hit back-to-back threes to spark an 11-0 run for the Bonnies, giving the visitors an 11-8 lead.
Following the Bonnies' sprint, the Bearcats responded with 10 straight points to close out the first quarter. From there Binghamton would never trail again.
In the second period, Binghamton pushed its lead to 12 with 4:33 left in the quarter. Claudia Del Moral converted a runner in the lane to bring the deficit back to nine.
The Bearcats took control in the third period, pushing their lead to as many as 15. The Bonnies were able to bring it back with 11 points in the third after President nailed a three with 2:03 left in the period.
The Bonnies (1-6) are back in action after the Thanksgiving holiday to take on Kent State on the road Dec. 3.
- St. Bonaventure Starters – Asianae Johnson, Olivia Brown, Jurnee President, Dajah Logan and Emily Calabrese. For Brown, Wednesday marked the first start of her collegiate career.
- The Bonnies did not shoot their first free throw of the game until the 5:49 mark of the third quarter.
- Brown's previous career high of 10 points came against Cleveland State on Nov. 23.
- Brown's 20 points was the second 20-point performance by a Bona freshman this season. Olivia Tucker poured in 20 points at Bucknell on Nov. 13.
- Senior Amanda Oliver led the Bonnies with six rebounds on the afternoon.
- The Bonnies shot 44.8 percent from the floor (26-of-58) and 58.8 percent from three-point range (10-for-17).
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