The St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team wraps up a two-game road trip with a matchup against La Salle Sunday afternoon. Tip is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and can be seen nationally on NBC Sports Network.
LAST TIME OUT
The Bonnies fell to Saint Louis on the road, 72-51, Wednesday. Emily Calabrese led the Bonnies with 14 points and Asianae Johnson added 13 points. Bona was down just six at halftime, but the third quarter proved to be its undoing. Saint Louis outscored the Bonnies 18-10 in the third quarter to pull away, holding a 52-38 edge heading into the final period.
ABOUT LA SALLE
• Mountain MacGillivray is in his second season at the helm of the La Salle women's basketball program and has a record of 12-36.
• The Explorers come into Sunday with a record 6-11 overall and 0-4 in Atlantic 10 play. La Salle has not won since Nov. 30 when the Explorers beat UMBC, 74-58.
• Leading the way for the Explorers is Claire Jacobs, who is averaging 12.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. Kayla Sprull is second on the team in scoring, averaging 9.2 points per game.
The Bonnies and the Explorers meet for the 31st time Sunday afternoon. La Salle has won the last four meetings between the two teams, most recently defeating the Bonnies, 52-45, last season at the Reilly Center in the only meeting between the two teams during the 2018-19 season. The Bonnies last won in the City of Brotherly Love in 2016, winning 70-63 behind Katie Healy's 22 points.
• Junior Emily Calabrese needs only three points to reach 500 career points for the Bonnies. Calabrese reached the 400 career rebounds plateau against Fordham on Jan. 4.
• Asianae Johnson has yet to miss a start in her young St. Bonaventure career as she has played and started in all 47 games of her career. Over those 47 games, Johnson has averaged 10.3 points and 4.4 rebounds.
• Johnson has improved greatly from the charity stripe this season, ranking fourth in the Atlantic 10 by shooting 80.6 percent through 17 games. As a freshman last season, Johnson shot 66.4 percent from the line.
AT THE CHARITY STRIPE
The Bonnies have been much improved from the free throw line this season, shooting 77.5 percent. That mark leads the Atlantic 10 and ranks 11th in the NCAA as of Jan. 17. Last season, the Bonnies shot 68.1 percent from the line as a team.
Contributing to the Bonnies success at the line this season is sophomore Asianae Johnson, who is fourth in the A-10 with a 80.6 free throw percentage. During the 2018-19 season, Johnson shot 66.4 percent from the line.
BY THE NUMBERS
4 – Dajah Logan's 20 points against George Mason was the fourth 20-point game of the season for her. She has scored in double figures eight times this year.
5 – The Bonnies have made five or more shots from beyond the arc in 12 games this season.
9 – Olivia Brown ranks ninth in the A-10 in three-point percentage, shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc.
77.5 – The Bonnies sit atop the Atlantic 10 and rank 11th in the NCAA in free throw percentage this season. On the year, the Brown and White are shooting 77.5 percent from the charity stripe, an 11 percent increase from last season.
112 – The Bonnies have made 112 threes this season. Bonaventure is averaging 6.6 made threes per game.
The Bonnies return to the Reilly Center Wednesday, Jan. 22 to take on the Saint Joseph's. Tip is scheduled for 5:00 p.m.
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