Share this article

print logo

BONA JUMPS TO BIG LEAD, WINS 105-97

Four players scored career highs and six were in double figures as St. Bonaventure University handed Central Connecticut State (1-9) its ninth straight loss, 105-97, in the Reilly Center Saturday night.

Jason Brower scored a team- and career-high 25 points for the Bonnies (3-6), who shot 59.1 percent from the field.

The Bonnies were playing without two injured starters, forward Michael Burnett and center Dan Putney.

Freshman Tobias Hauff scored 21 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field), and senior Quinn Smith had 18 points, sophomore Kenrick Hamilton 14 and freshmen Garland Mance and Pieter Hemelaer 13 and 10, respectively. The totals were also career highs for Hauff, Smith and Hemelaer.

Obet Vazquez, who got a game-high 34 points for the Blue Devils, hit three three-pointers as the visitors jumped to a 21-14 lead at the seven-minute mark. But Brower netted 16 points as the Bonnies outscored the Blue Devils, 45-27, over the next 13 minutes for a 59-48 halftime advantage.

The Bonnies went on a 22-7 run to take their biggest lead, 81-55, eight minutes into the second half.

Leading 93-72, the Bonnies committed many of their 16 second-half turnovers to allow Central Connecticut to go on a 25-12 run to complete the game.

The Bonnies, who converted just 13 of 28 free throws in the second half, were able to hold off the Blue Devils despite taking 22 fewer shots (48-26) in the last 20 minutes.

There are no comments - be the first to comment