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Bonnies Force OT But Fall Short At Richmond, 63-59

Bonnies Force OT But Fall Short At Richmond, 63-59

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RICHMOND, Va. – A late rally forced overtime, but the St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team could not overcome Richmond, 63-59, Sunday afternoon at the Robins Center.

Dajah Logan led the Bonnies with 14 points while Asianae Johnson registered her second double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Deja Francis was also in double figures for the Bonnies with 11 points.

The Bonnies (5-17, 2-7 A-10) rallied from 10 down in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Jaide Hinds-Clarke's layup with 11 seconds on the clock in the extra period gave Richmond the 61-59 lead. Hinds-Clarke had a chance for a traditional three-point play, but missed the free throw. The rebound went out of bounds off a Bona player, giving the ball back to Richmond and forcing the visitors to foul with under 10 seconds left. A pair of Richmond free throws iced the game. 

The momentum appeared to be in favor of the Brown and White at the end of regulation. 

Dajah Logan's clutch three with 16.5 seconds remaining in the game tied the contest up, 53-53. The Bonnies once again got a stop on the defensive end, giving the Bonnies a chance to win it in regulation.

The senior guard's three-point attempt as time expired fell short, sending the game into overtime.

In overtime, Richmond (10-12, 3-6) opened the period on a 6-0 run, taking a 59-53 lead.

Richmond used a 7-0 run to take its biggest lead of the afternoon to that point, 45-38, with 6:17 remaining in the contest.

The Spiders' lead grew to double digits, 51-41, with 4:41 to play. Francis countered by driving to the basket on the following possession to bring the Bonnies deficit back to eight, 51-43, starting the SBU rally. 

The Bonnies and the Spiders traded baskets through the first 20 minutes and the two teams were all knotted up, 28-28, at the halftime break.

Johnson's basket and made free throw capped off a 5-0 run to open the second period, giving the Bonnies a 20-16 edge. Bonaventure held the Spiders scoreless for the first 4:48 of the period.

Richmond's Claire Holt made a layup with 39 seconds remaining in the half to tie the score, 28-28.

Francis had a look at the rim at the end of the quarter but could not give the Bonnies back the lead before the halftime intermission.

Holt ed the Spiders with 15 points on the afternoon.

The Bonnies are back in action at the Reilly Center Thursday, Feb. 6 against George Washington. Tip is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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