Women’s basketball: Bonnies drop fourth straight

St. Bonaventure (11-7, 1-4) lost to Dayton (12-4, 3-1) 86-70 on Sunday evening.

Here’s some quick hitters from the loss:

Double-figures: Nine players scored double-digit points, led by Dayton’s Andrea Hoover who finished with 25 points. Gabby Richmond led Bona’s with 13 points, while Katie Healy, Hannah Little and Mariah Ruff had 12.

Dayton Scores: The 86 points Dayton scored were the most Bonaventure has allowed up since they allowed 88 to Connecticut last season.

Free-throw dominance: Dayton made 25 out of 26 from the free throw line. The Flyers’ ability to get to the line in the first half was one of the keys to victory. St. Bonaventure ended up shooting 26 free throws, and making 20 of them, but 17 of those attempts took place in the second half, with the game nearly out of reach. Each team committed 22 personal fouls.

Run of the Game: Bonaventure held strong early, with Richmond and Healy providing offensive firepower as the Bonnies by one with 10:40 left in the first half, but Dayton ended the half on a 27-10 run.

Second Half Victory: For what it’s worth, St. Bonaventure outscored Dayton in the second half, 46-44.

Rebounding Edge: The ever important rebounding advantage belonged to Dayton. The Flyers collected 46 rebounds, including 19 offensive ones. The Bonnies finished with 32 rebounds, including 11 offensive ones. Senior Ally Malott had 10 rebounds for Dayton.

Player of the Game: Hoover had 21 first half points. She was nearly unstoppable during the first 20 minutes. She finished with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals in 36 minutes of play.

What’s Next: St. Bonaventure takes on VCU on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.

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