ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team fell to the reigning Mid-American Conference champion Buffalo Bulls, 46-36, Saturday afternoon.
Points were at a premium for both teams Saturday afternoon.
A slow first half saw the Bonnies lead for almost 18 minutes, taking a 16-14 lead into the halftime break.
Junior Jurnee President nailed a three-pointer at the 9:25 mark of the third quarter, pushing the Bona lead to 19-14.
After the Bulls (7-2) tied the game at 19-19, the Bonnies responded with a small 6-3 run, giving the home team a 25-22 lead with 3:31 to play in the third quarter.
Buffalo re-took the lead late in the third period thanks to a 10-2 run to close the quarter and took a 32-27 lead into the fourth quarter. The Bulls would not relinquish their lead the rest of the contest.
Buffalo, however, scored 11 out of the final 14 points of the game to take the victory, 46-36.
UB's Dyaisha Fair led all scorers with 17 points on 7-of-23 shooting.
The Bonnies are back in action after a six-day break as they host Oakland to the Reilly Center Sunday, Dec. 15. Tip is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
- St. Bonaventure starters – Asianae Johnson, Olivia Brown, Amanda Oliver, Dajah Logan and Jurnee President.
- The Bonnies held Buffalo to just 14 points on 7-of-28 (25 percent) from the floor in the first half. UB entered the contest shooting 40.9 percent on the season.
- Bona limited the Bulls to just two three-pointers on the afternoon. Buffalo was previously making 8.5 threes per game.
- Amanda Oliver's 13 rebounds were the second-most by a Bonnies player this season. Junior Emily Calabrese grabbed 15 boards against Cleveland State on Nov. 23.
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