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ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team fell to UMass, 62-52, Wednesday evening at the Reilly Center.
UMass (12-3, 2-0 Atlantic 10) opened the second half on an 11-4 run to increase its lead to 12 points with 6:52 remaining in the third quarter. The Minutewomen outscored the Bonnies 23-13 in the third period to pull away from the Bonnies, taking a 16-point lead into the fourth.
From there, UMass controlled the game, not allowing the Bonnies (3-12, 0-2) back within single digits over the final 10 minutes. Defensively, UMass held the Bonnies without a basket for nearly six minutes in the fourth quarter to maintain the lead.
Logan nailed a three pointer and Deja Francis converted a layup in the closing seconds to bring the game back within 10, 62-52, but it was too little too late.
For the second straight contest, the Bonnies saw themselves down six heading into the locker room for halftime after a back and forth two quarters. UMass took a 29-23 lead into the break after the Bonnies held them to 35.5 percent shooting from the floor.
Five out of the 11 made shots for the Minutewomen were from beyond the arc during in the first half, helping the visitors build a lead early.
Senior Hailey Leidel tallied a game-high 22 points to lead the Minutewomen.
- St. Bonaventure used a starting lineup of Asianae Johnson, Olivia Brown, Amanda Oliver, Dajah Logan and Jurnee President.
- Four Bonnies hauled in five or more rebounds Wednesday night – Asianae Johnson (6), Olivia Brown (6), Dajah Logan (5) and Amanda Oliver (5).
- The Bonnies outrebounded UMass 38-29 on the evening.
- Bonaventure shot 21-for-51 (41.2 percent) from the floor and 7-of-20 (35 percent) from beyond the arc.
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