February 4, 2012 - 12:33 PM
Final: Bona 80, GW 69. The Bonnies are now 22-2 overall and 9-0 in the A-10. They've won 11 straight.
3:51 left: Bona leads, 73-59. Jenkins has 32 points and eight three pointers. Bona also raised more than $3,000 for the Play 4 Kay/WBCA Foundation.
7:59 left: Bona leads, 65-51. Jessica Jenkins has seven three pointers. 'Nuff said.
11:49 left: Bona leads, 54-47. Another traditional three-point play from Walker helps the Bonnies, but she missed a layup later and GW got one back. The Colonials will be going to the line out of the break.
14:13 left: Bona leads, 51-42. The Bonnies came out solid heled by two more three-pointers from Jenkins and an aggressive and impressive drive from Alaina Walker for a traditional three-point play. Don't count GW out, though. They're going punch for punch now and look poised to counterpunch.
Halftime: Bona leads, 38-31 as it's offense and defense started to click. Jenkins has 17 points hitting 4 of 8 from three-poitn range. Bona had five turnovers, mostly early in the game, to GW's one. Second half keys include Bona taking better care of the ball, hitting the boards an suring up their defense.
2:56 left: GW leads, 29-28. Jenkins had two more three-pointers, but GW is getting easy looks and now has some confidence in their shots. Bona will ahve the ball out of the time out after getting three straight offensive rebounds. Jenni Ashton has three offesnive rebounds but seems hestitant to go up strong with the putback, chsoing instead to reset the offense.
6:54 left: GW leads, 21-20. The scoring has gone back and forth now. Bona has a bit more energy but needs to get consistent especially on the defensive end. As a bonus, that timeout had the dizzy bat promotion. Haven't seen that one in a while. Good times.
10:47 left: Bona leads, 14-13. Back-to-back three-pointers by Jessica Jenkins sparked the Bona offense, but GW came back, with Myers knocking down a three before the timeout to close the gap to one an stop the Bona run.
15:57 left: GW leads, 6-4. Bona has been a bit flat to start the game espeically on the offesnive end and in rebounding. The Bonnies will get everyone's best game and GW is pretty decent on defense. Myers opened the scoring with a jumper and broke the 1,000-career scoring mark.
OLEAN -- The Reilly Center is decorated in pink as the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team celebrates Play 4 Kay, the annual breast cancer awareness game in conjunctio with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and named for legendary NC State women's coach Kay Yow.
On the court, the Bonnies are looking to extend their 10-game winning streak. Bona is 8-0 in the Atlantic 10, 21-2 overall and just missing the Associated Press Top 25.
The Colonials are 10-11 with a 3-4 record in the A-10. Senior guard Tiana Myers has 999 career points and should break the 1,000-point mark early in the game. Myers has averaged 18 points in the last two games for GW. The Colonials also boast one of the best defenses in the conference, ranking second in sterals (10.6 per game) and turnver over margin (plus-3.81).
Bona has wone three of the last four meetings between.
--- Amy Moritz