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Bona-Canisius Analysis

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 Fairfield at 4:30 Saturday at HSBC Arena. Bona plays at Marshall Saturday afternoon.

 

-- Bob DiCesare

 

 

 

 

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic began his journalism career in 1989 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati and has worked for The Buffalo News since 2001. A proud father of four children, he enjoys reading in his spare time.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

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