St. Bonaventure Women Fall At Duquesne, 73-59

PITTSBURGH — A hot shooting performance, buoyed by a game-changing run spanning the final two minutes of the first half and opening minutes of the second, sent Duquesne past the St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team, 73-59, Sunday afternoon at the Palumbo Center.

Bonnies junior Mckenna Maycock, who returned to action Thursday after missing nine games due to injury, had an impressive performance with 16 points off the bench. Maycock connected on 7-of-12 attempts from the floor to lead the Bonnies.

Senior Mariah Ruff posted 14 points to go along with seven assists while junior Arielle Harvey also delivered 14 points.

Duquesne improves to 18-3 overall and 8-0 in the Atlantic 10 while St. Bonaventure stands 7-15, 2-7.

St. Bonaventure shot over 43 percent from the floor and turned the ball over just eight times, but Duquesne hit on 51 percent of its attempts and was led by a 20-point effort by Chassidy Omogrosso.

The Bonnies started hot from long range, hitting six of their first eight attempts from distance, and pressed ahead by a 24-23 margin with three minutes left in the half.

Duquesne finished the first half on a 13-5 run, though, to take a 36-28 lead to intermission.

The Dukes scored the first four points of the second half to grow their lead to double digits for the first time, then extended the run to 16-4 to begin the third period. From there the hosts were in control.

Bona closed to within a 55-40 margin with 1:46 remaining in the third following a drive of the baseline by Danielle Migliore, but it would be the closest the Brown and White would get until closing within 70-57 with 1:48 to play.

The Bonnies return home to the Reilly Center to host George Mason on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

NOTES: Ruff posted the 64th double-figure scoring effort of her career. … Ruff added to her assist total with seven helpers on the day after ranking second in the A-10 with 4.5 assists per game entering Sunday. Sunday’s game marks her fifth game of seven or more assists this season. … Harvey went 4 of 7 from the perimeter to lead the Bonnies’ 8-of-21 effort from distance. … Harvey has scored double figures in four straight games and five of the past six. … The Bonnies entered the day ranking third in the A-10 with 7.6 3s per game. Bona has hit seven or more 3s in 17-of-22 games this season. … Bona’s eight turnovers represent a season-low.

ST. BONAVENTURE (59)

Calabrese 3-5 1-2 7, Harvey 5-13 0-0 14, Ruff 3-10 6-8 14, Migliore 2-6 0-0 4, Terry 2-4 0-0 4, Maycock 7-12 0-0 16, Council 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-51 7-10 59.

DUQUESNE (73)

Cannon 0-2 0-0 0, Lass 4-6 2-3 11, Omogrosso 8-13 0-0 20, Vojinovic 4-8 2-3 12, Richardson 3-7 3-5 9, Samson 0-2 0-0 0, Kuttor 0-1 1-4 1, Bazelak 3-4 4-4 11, Tulonen 2-3 0-0 5, Elliott 0-1 0-0 0, Kalin 1-2 1-2 4. Totals 25-49 13-21 73.

St. Bonaventure 14 14 12 19 — 59

Duquesne 15 21 22 15 — 73

3-point goals–St. Bonaventure 8-21 (Calabrese 0-1, Harvey 4-7, Ruff 2-6, Migliore 0-3, Maycock 2-3, Council 0-1), Duquesne 10-23 (Cannon 0-2, Lass 4-6, Omogrosso 8-13, Vojinovic 4-8, Richardson 3-7, Samson 0-2, Kuttor 0-1, Bazelak 3-4, Tulonen 2-3, Elliott 0-1, Kalin 1-2). Rebounds–St. Bonaventure 24 (Terry 4, Maycock 4), Duquesne 33 (Lass 12). Assists–St. Bonaventure 14 (Ruff 7), Duquesne 17 (Omogrosso 6). Total fouls–St. Bonaventure 17, Duquesne 12.

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