Men’s Basketball: Quick Hitters from #Bonnies / George Washington game

By Jeff Fasoldt, @Jeff_Fasoldt

Not again: The Bonnies dropped another one to an A-10 opponent. It’s unfortunate because in all 3 games (UMass, Saint Louis, and now George Washington) it’s been close throughout, but the Bonnies have fallen short towards the end of each game.

Down, but not out: Yes, it’s been a struggle so far in conference play for the Bonnies, but they have played two ranked opponents, and one very tough GW team so far. It won’t get easier but the A-10 is very even. Once tournament time comes it could be anybody’s conference.

First home loss: Everyone knows the Reilly Center is a tough place to play. The student section was more than packed, and the game was sold out. However, GW rebounded well offensively, and hit some crucial 3’s too clinch a road win against the Bonnies.

Missing element: The Bonnies are a tall, athletic team — but when it comes to making 3’s they have struggled mightily, shooting 7-26 from behind the stripe tonight. Somebody has to step up if they want to make a run come tournament time.

Brilliant Bench: Despite the loss—there are some positives we can take out of this game. Bonaventure’s bench outscored GW’s 23-12 mainly to the fact that Dion Wright has been a go-to sixth man so far. Wright had 11 points and 7 rebounds, playing 30 minutes overall.

Key Quotes:

Coach Schmidt: “When we needed a big shot, we couldn’t make it. There were a lot of times we were down by 1 or 2 but we couldn’t make shots.”

Coach Schmidt: “You have to give them credit. (Maurice) Creek played very well, and we didn’t do a great job defending him.”

Coach Schmidt: “The margin of error in this league is very small, and we missed some open three’s and open lay-ups”

Coach Schmidt: “They’re hard to defend because they have two good big guys, and big guys shrink your defense—we had to double-team them, which allows them some open shots”

Jordan Gathers: “I thought we had some great looks…it just didn’t go our way tonight”

fasoldjc13@bonaventure.edu

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One thought on “Men’s Basketball: Quick Hitters from #Bonnies / George Washington game

  1. The last three losses have come against powerful teams who have a combined record of 48-6. Tonight’s problem was turnovers at key parts of the game and lack of dominant inside play. On one possession late in the game the Bonnies got three offensive rebounds and put them back up but not in. I’m still optimistic about our chances come tournament time.

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