ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Asianae Johnson's career-high 21 points pushed the St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team to a 64-59 victory over Rhode Island Sunday afternoon at the Reilly Center.
Rhode Island was in control early, building a 21-8 lead after 10 minutes.
The Bonnies turned the tables, outscoring the Rams 56-38 over the final three quarters to earn the victory.
Bonaventure grew its lead to nine, 44-35, after a 36-14 run on Johnson's layup with 2:07 left in the third quarter.
The Rams, however, closed the quarter on a 5-0 run to bring the game back within four, 44-40.
Rhode Island (10-8, 3-3 Atlantic 10) tied the game at 49-49 at the 6:27 mark of the fourth quarter.
Logan hit a three with 2:30 to play, pushing the Bonnies lead back to six, 58-52. A 5-0 run by the Rams, cut their deficit to just one, 58-57.
A defensive stop forced the Rams to foul with 35 seconds remaining on the clock. The Bonnies went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line in the final 30 seconds to ice the game, giving the Bonnies a 64-59 victory.
The Bonnies (5-15, 2-5 Atlantic 10) got out to a slow start on offense in the first quarter, shooting just 25 percent (3-for-12). Rhode Island, however, shot 60 percent (9-for15) in the quarter and grabbed an early 21-8 lead.
The second quarter is where the Bonnies came to life, outscoring the Rams 20-6 in the period. Bonaventure opened the second period with a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to four, 21-17, after a President three-pointer.
Olivia Tucker nailed a corner three to bring the Bonnies within two, 25-23, with 1:46 remaining in the first half.
Logan's three with 57 seconds left in the half gave the Bonnies their second lead of the contest, 28-27. The Bonnies would take the one-point lead into the locker room for halftime.
Leading the way for the Rams was Erin Jones who poured in 20 points.
- St. Bonaventure starters – Asianae Johnson, Olivia Brown, Amanda Oliver, Emily Calabrese and Jurnee President.
- Sunday marked the 50th consecutive start for Asianae Johnson. She has not missed a start in her career.
- Bonaventure's bench outscored the Rams bench, 30-19, Sunday afternoon.
- Emily Calabrese grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, her fourth game this season with eight or more rebounds.
- The Bonnies 15-point comeback was the largest deficit overcome this season. The Bonnies trailed Niagara and Wright State by 10 before coming from behind for a victory.
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