ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Dajah Logan poured in 20 points to lead the St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team to a 62-47 Atlantic 10 victory at the Reilly Center Sunday afternoon.
Logan finished the afternoon 7-for-12 from the floor and 3-for-7 from the beyond the arc. Logan was also a perfect 3-for-3 from the charity stripe. Also in double figures for the Bonnies (4-12, 1-2 Atlantic 10) was Emily Calabrese who added 10 points.
Calabrese's jumper as time expired in the first quarter pushed the Bonnies ahead by one, 15-14.
Momentum stayed with the Bonnies through the second quarter, as the hosts outscored the Patriots 23-9 in the period. The Bonnies closed the second quarter on a 14-3 run, taking a 15-point lead into the locker room.
It was more of the same as the two teams came out for the third quarter as the Bonnies saw their lead grow to as many as 21 at the 3:51 mark of the period. The Bonnies finished the third period up 19, 52-33.
George Mason (7-9, 1-2 Atlantic 10) made an effort at a comeback late in the fourth, pulling within 12 at the 3:12 mark of quarter, but the Bonnies responded with five straight points to finish the game.
Leading the way for the Patriots was Tamia Lawhorne who had eight points and five rebounds. The Bonnies held the A-10's leading scorer, Nicole Cardano-Hillary to seven points. Cardano-Hillary was averaging 17.9 points per game before Sunday's contest.
The Bonnies are back in action as they head west to Saint Louis Wednesday, Jan. 15. Tip is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. EST / 8:00 p.m. CST.
QUOTES FROM HEAD COACH JESSE FLEMING
"Emily was setting great on-ball screens and covering a lot of ground. She was getting deflections, rebounds and her energy really set the tone. She got a couple stitches, came back and really was our heartbeat today."
"Asianae Johnson was a really good matchup for Cardano-Hillary today, setting the tone and putting some pressure on her. Cardano-Hillary got into some foul trouble and we tried to use her aggressiveness against her."
��️ Hear from head coach Jesse Fleming about today's A-10 victory! pic.twitter.com/9R0frLnWnb— Bonnies Women's Basketball (@BonniesWBB) January 12, 2020
- St. Bonaventure starters – Asianae Johnson, Olivia Brown, Emily Calabrese, Dajah Logan and Jurnee President. Calabrese made her first start since Dec. 3 on the road at Kent State.
- The Bonnies finished the afternoon 22-for-51 (43.1 percent) from the floor and 10-for-27 (37 percent) from three-point range.
- The Brown and White outrebounded the Patriots Sunday afternoon, 32-30.
- Sunday marked the fourth 20-point game this season for Dajah Logan. She scored 20 points against Niagara, 22 points against Canisius and 22 points vs. Saint Mary's (Cal.)
- Asianae Johnson led the Bonnies on the boards, hauling in a team-high six rebounds.
- The Bonnies dished out 15 assists Sunday and were +7 in that category.
- Sunday's victory was the third straight win for the Bonnies over the Patriots.
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