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Live blog: Buffalo at St. Bonaventure

Final: Bona 76, Buffalo 45. Jessica Jenkins finished with 19 points as the Bonnies improved to 8-1 

Second half:

11:58 left: Bona, 54-25. The Bonnies have 22 points off turnovers, 24 points in the paint and 20 from the bench. The Bulls have no assists on their eight baskets.

15:46 left: Bona, 44-22. Megan Van Tatenhove will be on the bench this half for Bona after hitting her head while diving for a loose ball midway through the first. It was a sloppy start after the break with both teams shooting 25 percent.

Halftime: Bona, 40-18. Buffalo had closed the gap to six points, 24-18, on a bucket by Teresa Semalulu, but the Bonnies went on a 16-0 run to close out the half, fuled by three straight three-pointers and a three-point play.

First half:

3:49 left: Bona, 24-15. The game took a sloppy turn in that segment.

7:22 left: Bona, 24-14. The Bonies have 10 points off turnovers and 14 points in the paint.

11:53 left: Bona, 17-10. After a cold start, the Bonnies found their groove and are shooting 63.6 percent (7 of 11) from the field. Brittany Hedderson has four points for Buffalo, giving her 1,000 for her career.

15:04 left: Buffalo, 8-7. The Bonnies started the game with turnovers on their first four possessions but Megan Van Tatenhove got points in the paint to help the home team's cause.

Pregame:

OLEAN -- Big 4 doubleheader Saturday kicks off with a women's matchup between Buffalo and St. Bonaventure in the Reilly Center. Both teams are 2-0 in the Big 4 this season but the Bonnies have dominated the regional rankings for the past few years. Bona has won 13 straight games over Big 4 opponents, last losing a local rivarly game on Nov. 14, 2006 when Niagara earned a 71-64 win at the Gallagher Center. Bona is 9-1 all-time against Buffalo in the Reilly Center.

The Bulls are 3-6 overall and coming off a 62-57 win over Canisius in Alumni Arena. Senior Brittany Hedderson is four points shy of the 1,000-point mark. The key for UB has been its rebounding -- it collected 54 in the win oer Canisius with four players in double-figures in reboudning for the first time in program history.

Fun fact: Buffalo sophomore forward Rachel Bantelman is from Olean and a graduate of Olean High School. On the sponsorship boards along the baseline is an advertisement from her father, Joe Bantleman, who is the agency principal for Erie Insurance.

--- Amy Moritz

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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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