St. Bonaventure travels to Providence, R.I. to play in Brown University Classic where they’ll meet the Drexel Dragons this afternoon at 4. Drexel (3-1) has beaten two teams on St. Bonaventure’s schedule (Saint Joseph’s and Colgate). The Bonnies beat Colgate earlier this week 65-49 behind Nyla Rueter’s 19 points. Drexel defeated Colgate in November 59-51 behind sophomore Sarah Curran’s 19 points.
Drexel’s three leading scorers (Meghan Creighton, Rachel Pearson and Curran) all went to the same Philadelphia-area high school (Archbishop Carroll).
Drexel’s shooting 33 percent from 3 this year, and Creighton’s hit nearly 43 percent of her attempts. Drexel can play both inside and outside, so they can beat you in both facets. Creighton’s taken only six non-threes this year, but she’s a versatile offensive option with her passing (4.8 assists per game) and rebounding (5 per game).
Drexel is shooting 41.6 percent from the field, while holding opponents to 39.3 percent. Opponents have outrebounded Drexel by nearly seven a game. The Bonnies have an opportunity to attack the glass with their height and length.
Drexel plays eight girls 15 or more minutes a game, compared to St. Bonaventure’s six players who play that many minutes. Both teams average 60 points a game.
The Bonnies will play either Sacred Heart or Brown on Sunday, depending on if they win or lose.
St. Bonaventure plays at Buffalo on December 15 before returning to the Reilly Center against UNC Greensboro on Wednesday December 17.