Steph Curry isn't the only long-range sharp shooter turned out by Davidson College. Two other Wildcats 3-point bombers helped send St. Bonaventure down to defeat, 64-46, in their Atlantic 10 Conference game Wednesday at the John M. Belk Arena in Davidson, N.C.
Kellan Grady and Luke Frampton, who combined to make 10 of 18 3-pointers against the Bonnies at the Reilly Center last month, did it again. Grady went 5 for 9 from outside the 3-point arc and Frampton was 3 for 5 as the Wildcats (22-8, 13-4) cemented their hold on second place in the A-10 standings behind VCU (14-2). Bona (11-6) sits behind Dayton (12-5) alone in fourth place, pending the outcome of Duquesne's game at Saint Louis.
Bona had one lead in the game, 4-0, then the Davidson shooters took over. Grady (3), Frampton (3) and Jon Axel Gudmundsson (1) combined for seven threes the rest of the half as Davidson built a 30-17 lead.
Meanwhile, little was going right for Bona. Scoring leader Courtney Stockard got into foul trouble with three in the first half. His fourth came with 15:35 left in the second half and he wen tout with his fifth with 10:13 left. The senior forward ended up with one points in only 17 minutes. Usually he plays the full 40 or close to it.
Stockard and freshman guard Kyle Lofton combined for 42 points in the 75-66 loss to Davidson at the Reilly Center on Feb. 1. At one point early in the second half on Wednesday they had one point between them and Stockard was on the bench.
Bona's 17-points in the first 20 minutes was a season low for a half. Freshman Dominick Welch ended up as the Bonnies' leading scorer with 14 points. He had four of the five 3-pointers St. Bonaventure had as a team.
Grady, a 6-foot-5 sophomore guard, ended up with 23 points for Davidson. Gudmundsson, a 6-5 junior from Iceland, had 17 and Frampton finished with 11.
With Stockard limited to one rebound in his limited playing time, Bona was outrebounded 36-28. Freshman center Osun Osunniyi had 11 of Bona rebounds and three blocked shots.
Bona will try to nail down fourth place in the A-10 standings in a Saturday afternoon home game against Saint Louis. A top four finish would give the Bonnies byes into the quarterfinals of the conference tournament at Barclays Center in Brooklyn next week.