Balanced Scoring Attack Propels Bonnies Past Patriots, 72-62

Balanced Scoring Attack Propels Bonnies Past Patriots, 72-62

FAIRFAX, Va. – Tori Harris registered her third double-double of the season to power the St. Bonaventure University women's basketball team to a 72-62 win over George Mason Friday evening at Eaglebank Arena.

Harris tallied 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Bonnies en route to St. Bonaventure's third consecutive win. Also scoring in double figures for the Brown and White were Deja Francis (12), Asianae Johnson (11) and Emily Calabrese (10). Francis dished out a game-high six assists.

The Bonnies led for over 35 minutes Friday to secure their first road victory of the season.

I'yanna Lops' free throw with 1:25 remaining in the third capped off a 7-0 sprint that pushed the Bona lead to 15, 56-41.

Rachel Balzer's three free throws with 6:35 on the clock in the fourth quarter brought the Patriots back within eight, 61-53.

That was as close as George Mason (3-15, 0-11 A-10) would get as Francis' free throw and Harris' layup quickly put the Bonnies back up double-digits.

The Bonnies (5-10, 4-8 A-10) used a hot shooting first half to take a 39-32 lead into the locker room at halftime.

Bona led by just three heading into the second quarter but used a 7-2 run to begin the period to jump out to a 22-14 advantage.

Johnson's bucket with 3:31 remaining in the first half gave the Bonnies their biggest lead of the half, 37-25.

George Mason's Rachel Balzer's three pointer with under a minute to play pulled the Patriots back within seven before the second quarter clock expired.

Daijah Jefferson led the Patriots with a game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bonnies are back in action Sunday when they visit George Washington. Tip is scheduled for 12:00 p.m.

GAME NOTES

  • The Bonnies shot 46.6 percent (27-for-58) from the floor and held George Mason to a 33.3 percent (21-for-63) shooting clip.
  • St. Bonaventure's win snapped a 24-game road losing skid.
  • The Bonnies made a season-high 10 threes, finishing with a 40.0 percent (10-for-25) three-point shooting percentage.
  • The Bonnies have won three consecutive games, the first three-game winning streak for the program since the 2018-19 season.

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