By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies defeated the Canisius Golden Griffins by a score of 59-53 Saturday afternoon. Some quick hitters from the game:
- Posley rises to the occasion: Marcus Posley has been the go-to scorer for the Bonnies thus far, and he was clutch again today. Posley scored 20 points, 10 in each half, to pace SBU. His four three-pointers came at the right times for Bonaventure, and his team certainly needed the timely scoring.
- 28… again: Bonaventure’s offense struggled out of the gate again on Saturday, scoring 28 first-half points for a third consecutive game. The ineffectiveness in the first 20 minutes has been a major issue for Mark Schmidt’s club. They shot 27.6 percent in the first half, a performance that was quickly turned around with a 52.6 percent second half.
- Wright plays all 40 minutes: Dion Wright played the entire game for Bonaventure, scoring 12 points and adding nine rebounds to play a major part in the win. He remarked that he doesn’t care how many minutes he’s out there, but his impressive improvement from freshman to junior year has been an under-reported story with this team.
- Jay Adams bounces back: The Bonnies’ freshman point guard had 11 points on 4-8 shooting, including a 3-6 mark from three. After the Siena game many people wished for Charlon Kloof back. While he cannot control the comparisons, he is already beginning to make a name for himself in brown and white.
- No bench points: Canisius outscored the Bonnies in bench points 26-0; no Bona reserve scored on Saturday. The fact that the only points Bonaventure scored were from the starting five is mind-boggling and almost certainly unprecedented. Depth has become a question mark for SBU with Denzel Gregg still sitting three more games and Jordan Gathers’s return uncertain.
- Up next: The Bonnies face Jackson State on Tuesday night. It figures to be an easier game than the past two for St. Bonaventure, but they won’t be taking the Tigers for granted.