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Bona ranked No. 22

And the charmed season continues. The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team broke into the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time in Big 4 history last week. This week, voters moved them up three spots, to No. 22.

The Bonnies have won 13 straight games -- a program record -- and are 11-0 in the Atlantic 10 after road wins at UMass and Dayton. And that win at Dayton was rather impressive. It's one of those games on the A-10 schedule easily pegged for a Bona loss. Dayton historically is a solid program and UD Arena is an incredibly tough place to play. It would have been a loss with no shame, really.

Only this Bona team really doesn't seem to care for losing.

Bona started the game slow and found itself quickly down by 15 points, 19-4. They chipped way and came back to trail by just one, 29-28, at halftime. It was senior Megan Van Tatenhove who scored with 23 seconds left to give the Bonnies 56-55 win on Saturday.

The Bonnies have three games left in the regular season, two of them at home. They host Xavier at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Fordham at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22.

--- 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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