Senior Mckenna Maycock hit her career high with 24 points Wednesday in leading St. Bonaventure to an 84-68 Atlantic 10 Conference victory over Rhode Island in a morning game in Kingston, R.I.
The 5-foot-9 forward from Randolph enjoyed her best outside shooting game of the season, making 6 of 11 from 3-point range. She had not been hitting her 3-point shots at the same rate as last season when she ranked second in the A-10, making 47.6 percent (39 of 82). Wednesday's output from beyond the arc raised her to .326 (30 of 92 this season. Maycock also made all four of her free throws, raising her season percentage to .870 (27 of 31).
"Mckenna had been struggling and we figured she was due for a game like this," St. Bonaventure coach Jesse Fleming said. "We had the focus to bring the energy in the second half and we were able to do that, it was a big difference today. We played really hard and it showed."
Overall, St. Bonaventure shot at a 57 percent clip (33 of 58) and 48 percent from 3-point range in defeating Rhode Island for the 12th straight time since 2008.
Bona had a seven-point lead in the second quarter but needed two 3-pointers by Bree Paulson to close out the first half with a 39-32 lead. An 11-0 run for 60-40 lead in the third quarter put Fleming's team firmly in charge.
Along with Maycock, Dajah Logan posted 11 points as did Danielle Migliore. Freshmen Asianae Johnson and Deja Francis each had nine points – Johnson also had seven rebounds and five assists while Francis handed out five assists as well.
Canisius, NU women postponed
Both the Canisius and Niagara women's game scheduled for Thursday have been postponed because of the winter storm.
The Canisius women’s game against Iona in the Koessler Athletic Center has been moved to Monday, Feb. 4, at 4:15 p.m. That game will precede the Canisius men’s game against Marist, which is set to tipoff at 7 p.m.
The Canisius game against Saint Peter’s will be played at 2 p.m. on Saturday as scheduled. The first 150 women will receive a special pink Canisius hat, compliments of New Era, as the Golden Griffins celebrate its annual "Play-4-Kay Game".
The Niagara women’s basketball game versus Saint Peter’s was postponed to Monday at 7 p.m. at the Gallagher Center. Niagara’s matchup with Iona will be played as scheduled at 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Bona names lax captains
St. Bonaventure will have six captains when its first men’s lacrosse team opens the season at High Point (N.C.) on Saturday.
Captains announced by coach Randy Mearns: Nik Clinton, Daire Newbrough and Zack Belter (Niagara Wheatfield), Brett Dobson, Matthew DeGirolamo, and Ben Mazur (Lancaster).