Women’s basketball: Strength meets strength when Bonnies visit Duquesne

(Miranda Drummond Photo Credit: GoBonnies.com)

By Katie Faulkner @kfaulkner20

The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team faces another tough road test when it takes on Duquesne at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Much like the Bonnies, the Dukes held an impressive 15-game win streak before it was cut short by George Washington last Sunday.

Saturday’s matchup will test the A-10’s top defense against its top offense. The Bonnies are ranked first in points allowed with 52.8 points per game, while the Dukes score a league-best 74.1 points per game. Duquesne is also leading the league in three pointers made, with 135 on the season.

The offensively dynamic Dukes have five players averaging double-figure scoring. Senior guard Deva’Nyar Workman serves as the catalyst off the bench for Duquesne, averaging a team-high 14.6 points per game. Freshman Kadri-Ann Lass and Chassidy Omogrosso have combined for five A-10 Rookie of the Week honors.

With 52 combined meetings between the two teams, the Dukes lead the series 33-18. However, the Bonnies are off to their first 6-0 A10 start since the 2011-2012 season.

With a 22-point effort, Katie Healy reached her 1,500-point milestone in the win over Dayton on Wednesday.  She is averaging 14 points per game alongside three other teammates averaging double-figure scoring (Nyla Rueter, Mariah Ruff and Miranda Drummond).

St. Bonaventure’s 17 wins are second in the nation behind Baylor’s 18. The Bonnies are currently ranked No. 34 in the national RPI rankings, the highest of any A-10 team.

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