St. Bonaventure 82, Canisius 75
How Bona Won: Twenty offensive rebounds and 46 points in the paint just about tells it all. Jonathan Hall and Michael Davenport each had four offensive rebounds and six Bonnies had at least two. That’s how you shoot 47.8 percent for the game and 54.3 percent in the second half.
Turning Point: Hall scored on a dunk then set up Ogo Adegboye for a three as Bonnies went up 77-65 with about two minutes left.
Player of the Game: Hard to pick against the winners, so I’ll go with Hall and his 20 points, seven boards, six assists and 10-of-16 shooting from the field. He edges out Griffs point guard Frank Turner, who had 15 points and 10 assists. Turner has 501 assists for his career, becoming the third player in school history to reach 500.
Stat of the Game: Griffs lost despite going 10 of 21 from three. They came in shooting 24.4 percent from the arc. . . . Bona center Andrew Nicholson became the third player in school history with 100 career blocks. Remember, he's a sophomore.
He Said It: “I thought Ogo came in almost like it was his coming out party. Hopefully a game like this will give him some confidence.” – Bona coach Mark Schmidt on back-up point guard Ogo Adegboye, who had 12 points, four rebounds and no turnovers in 19 minutes.
In the House: 4,711. Not bad with students on break.
Up Next: Canisius entertains meets
-- Bob DiCesare