St. Bonaventure women top Xavier 66-48
Saturday, February 18, 2012
ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) -- Megan Van Tatenhove had 24 points and seven rebounds to lead No. 22 St. Bonaventure to a 66-48 victory over Xavier on Saturday.
Van Tatenhove was the only player to score in double figures for the Bonnies (25-2, 11-0 Atlantic 10), who held Xavier to 32 percent shooting (18 for 56). Van Tatenhove and Alaina Walker also blocked two shots apiece.
Tyeasha Moss and Sabrina Johnson had 10 points apiece for Xavier (7-18, 4-8), which had won two in a row. Lakeisha Crouch had five points, 14 rebounds and two blocked shots.
St. Bonaventure grabbed control with a 16-2 run in the first half. Van Tatenhove kicked it off with a jumper and Chelsea Bowker capped the surge with a 3-pointer that gave the Bonnies a 27-9 lead with 10:41 left.
St. Bonaventure added a 13-3 run early in the second half that extended the lead to 53-30 with 14:58 remaining in the game. Jessica Jenkins hit a 3-pointer and converted a layup during the surge.
The Bonnies committed just four turnovers and outrebounded Xavier 43-37 on senior day at the Reilly Center.