ORLANDO, Fla. – Dajah Logan's 19 points were not enough as the St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team fell to Saint Mary's (Cal.), 72-57, on the final day of the UCF Holiday Tournament Saturday afternoon.
Logan finished the afternoon shooting 9-of-18 from the floor and 4-for-10 from three-point range.
Also scoring in double figures for the Bonnies was Asianae Johnson who tallied 14 points.
Saint Mary's, members of the West Coast Conference, appeared to have the game well in hand as their lead swelled to 26 in the third quarter. The Bonnies would fight back to make things interesting, however, thanks to a 17-2 run.
Jurnee President's layup with 4:04 to play brought the game back within single digits, 64-55. Johnson converted a layup of her own shortly after and cut the Bona deficit to seven, 64-57.
Saint Mary's (5-6) Taycee Wedin came down the court and nailed back-to-back three-pointers to halt the Bonnies momentum, however, and seal the game.
The Bonnies (3-9) started the comeback effort coming out of the locker room for the third quarter. Johnson's layup with 9:17 on the clocked sparked a 7-0 run for the Brown and White. Dajah Logan's three at the 6:07 mark of the third cut the Bonnies halftime deficit in half, 42-34.
The Gaels, however, responded with a 16-0 run grabbing their biggest lead of the game, 58-34.
Saint Mary's used an 11-0 sprint spanning over seven minutes to pull away from the Bonnies in the second period. The Gaels took a 36-20 lead into the locker room for halftime.
Emily Codding posted a double-double for the Gaels with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
The Bonnies close out 2019 and the non-conference schedule Sunday, Dec. 29 when they host Cornell at the Reilly Center. Tip is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
- St. Bonaventure starters – Asianae Johnson, Olivia Brown, Amanda Oliver, Dajah Logan and Jurnee President.
- The Bonnies forced 15 Saint Mary's turnovers Saturday and were +7 in that category.
- Orlando native Amanda Oliver led the Bonnies on the boards, hauling in a team-high nine rebounds.
- The Bonnies outscored the Gaels in points off turnovers (14-9) and fast-break points (8-4).
- St. Bonaventure shot 35.3 percent for the game on 24-of-68 shooting.
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