By Katie Faulkner @kfaulkner20
The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team continued its winning streak with a 69-54 victory over Georgetown on Saturday at the Reilly Center. The Bonnies improved to 5-2 overall on the season.
Bona’s leading scorer, Katie Healy, did not suit up due to an injury she sustained in practice. Healy was averaging 21 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4 assists over the past three contests. Redshirt junior Gabby Richmond earned the start in place of Healy and delivered 17 points in 28 minutes of action.
“It wasn’t the best start for (Richmond), but she showed tremendous maturity and resiliency and came back,” said coach Jim Crowley.
Sophomore Miranda Drummond tied a career-high with her 17-point effort. Nyla Rueter registered 15 points on five three-point field goals and led the team in rebounds with seven. The Bonnies also handed out 20 assists, led by a career-high seven from sophomore Mariah Ruff.
“I love how we shared the basketball,” Crowley said. “We did a great job of making the extra pass and our spacing was really good.”
The Bonnies held Georgetown to 34.9 percent shooting (22-for-63) from the field. Dionna White led the Hoyas with a team-high 17 points. The 6-foot-2 Dominique Vitalis collected nine rebounds for her squad. The Bonnies’ defense quieted the Hoyas in the second quarter and didn’t allow a field goal for over nine minutes.
The brown and white did not lose momentum entering the second half, with Mariah Ruff netting five quick points. Rueter sank a pair of threes to stretch the lead to 54-41, but the Hoyas would go on a quick 5-0 run and cut the lead to eight. Sophomore Matea Britvar connected on a jumper to start the fourth quarter and extend the lead back to double-digits. The Bonnies held the Hoyas to just eight fourth-quarter points.
“I just think if we keep playing together and feeding off each other, we can beat anybody,” said Richmond.
The Bonnies are set to face the James Madison Dukes on Monday night at 7 p.m. at home in the Reilly Center.