By: Jeff Uveino
The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team used a big fourth quarter to pull away from the Siena Saints, 74-58, in the Reilly Center Friday night.
In the return of Bonnies senior guard Mckenna Maycock, playing at the Reilly Center for the first time since missing six games due to an injury, the game instead turned into the Deja and Dajah show.
Bonnies freshman guard Deja Francis finished with a career-high 20 points and junior guard Dajah Logan had 15 points. Logan shot 4-5 from three, including 4-4 in the first half.
“I haven’t been shooting the three well this season,” Logan said, “so, I had to just come out with confidence. My teammates got me into good positions and I just let it go.”
After a tight first three quarters that featured seven lead changes, the Bonnies outscored the Saints 22-8 in the fourth to pull away.
Bonnies head coach Jesse Fleming said he was pleased with the effort his team gave.
“It was just one player after another making plays for us,” Fleming said. “I thought everybody on the roster gave us something tonight.”
A large portion of the Bonnies’ second-half run came with Maycock on the bench. The team’s experience playing without her, Fleming said, helped alleviate the absence of their leader.
“We ran a lineup that has played together a lot,” Fleming said. “We played some great teams in the stretch without (Maycock) and got some great experience. I’m not surprised we were able to have that stretch and do some big things.”
Also chipping in for St. Bonaventure were freshman guard Asianae Johnson with 15 points and seven rebounds, and Maycock with eight points.
Siena was led by junior forward Maddie Sims, who scored 15 points in the loss. Senior guard Joella Gibson added nine points for the Saints.
St. Bonaventure will now travel south to play Penn State on Sunday, Dec. 9.
Picture Courtesy: SBU Sports Information/Craig Melvin