Women’s basketball: Bonnies close out non-conference play at Canisius

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By Katie Faulkner @kfaulkner20

The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team will close out non-conference play as they travel to the Koessler Athletic Center in Buffalo to face Canisius Tuesday night. The Bonnies will look to secure their tenth straight victory.

The brown and white are currently tied for first in the Atlantic 10 in field goal percentage at 43.8 percent and ranked first in field goal percentage defense, holding their opponents to just 33.1 percent shooting from the floor.

Canisius has won seven of eight games, with its only loss coming on December 16 at Texas, when they lost 92-62 to the Longhorns. The Golden Griffins spread their offense evenly, with only one player averaging double-figure scoring. Sophomore guard Margaret Halfdanardottir posts 10.6 points per game, while senior forward Jasmine Mungo leads her squad in rebounds with 5.4 per game.

Like the Bonnies, the Griffins also lead their conference in field goal percentage defense, holding opponents to 34.5 percent shooting. While Canisius has a MAAC-best 40.3 percent three-point shooting percentage, it will be tested early as the Bonnies are ranked no. 10 in the nation in three-point-shooting defense (22.3).

Sophomore Miranda Drummond continues to fuel the Bonnies, as her 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game earned her Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honors. She is shooting over 49 percent from the floor and is currently ranked first in the A10 in free throw percentage (84.4%). Nyla Rueter’s 30 three-pointers lands her at second-most in the A10.

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