Recap: St Bonaventure vs. Duquesne
St. Bonaventure, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Matthew Wright paced all scorers with 22 points, as the St. Bonaventure Bonnies held off the Duquesne Dukes, 71-67, in Atlantic 10 Conference action at the Reilly Center.
Wright knocked down all seven of his free-throw attempts and added five assists and five rebounds for St. Bonaventure (16-10, 6-6 A-10), winners of three straight. Both Jordan Gathers (18 points) and Dion Wright (16 points, seven rebounds) were impressive off the bench for the hosts.
For Duquesne (12-13, 3-9), which has lost five of six, Micah Mason scored 14 points, Derrick Colter and Ovie Soko netted 12 points apiece and Dominique McKoy added 11 points.
St. Bonaventure opened up a comfortable 36-25 lead at the half by shooting 51.9 percent from the field in the first stanza. Duquesne, meanwhile, made good on only 33.3 percent of its tries from the field in the opening 20 minutes.
The Dukes turned things around after intermission, starting the second half on an 18-7 run to tie the game at 43 at the 16:04 mark on a Mason 3-pointer. After falling behind again, Duquesne put together another run to take a 67-64 lead with 2:34 remaining, but the Bonnies finished the game with seven unanswered points, with Youssou Ndoye's layup with 33 seconds to go proving to be the game-winner.
St. Bonaventure's bench outscored Duquesne's reserves, 36-9.Game Notes