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The Virginia Commonwealth Rams (17-6) defeated the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (9-14), 85-55, at the Reilly Center Saturday afternoon.
The Rams’ explosive offense and tight defense lead them to an easy 30-point victory. The Bonnies only shot 25 percent from the field and 0-8 from the three-point line in the first half.
The Bonnies fell behind early after the Rams went on a 15-0 run to take a 20-4 lead. The Rams played tight man to man defense and shot 50% from the field.
“It was the worst game of the season,” stated Bonnies head coach Mark Schmidt. “The game was over in the first 15-20 minutes.”
The second half wasn’t any better as foul trouble was a problem for the Bonnies. Courtney Stockard and Osun Osunniyi fouled out of the game after picking up early fouls.
Stockard had 15 points and LaDarein Griffin had 10 points.
The Bonnies shot only 26% percent from the field and only made one three-pointer (Nelson Kaputo), which was a season low for the team.
“I think the stats speak for themselves,” Schmidt stated. “From an offensive standpoint, we didn’t play well at all. We couldn’t make any shots and we turned the ball over.”
St. Bonaventure heads to Michael J. Hagan Arena in Philadelphia to face the St. Joseph’s Hawks Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.