ST. BONAVENTURE (March 18) — St. Bonaventure set a school-record 34-point victory with its 77-43 win against Lehigh in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament Thursday night.
Junior guard Jessica Jenkins led the Bonnies (21-11) with a game-high 20 points and five three pointers. Junior Megan Van Tatenhove, the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Second Team and All-Academic Team forward, scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds.
The Bonnies limited the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (21-11) to 30.8 percent shooting and limited star guard Erica Posser to only 6-of-17 field goals for 16 points and forced three turnovers.
St. Bonaventure will play Syracuse Monday at 7 p.m. in the WNIT’s next round.
The two teams have not met played since the 2007-08 season when the Orange won, 72-57. The Bonnies are 2-6 all-time against Syracuse, and this will be the third BIG EAST opponent it has faced in its seven WNIT games.