NCAA Game Summary - Richmond at St. Bonaventure
(Wednesday, January 8th)
Final Score: St. Bonaventure 84, Richmond 70
St. Bonaventure, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Matthew Wright led the way with 20 points as St. Bonaventure downed the Richmond Spiders, 84-70, in an Atlantic 10 Conference tilt at the Reilly Center.
Youssou Ndoye posted a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds for the Bonnies (11-4, 1-0 A10). Andell Cumberbatch finished with 12 points and six rebounds while Jordan Gathers scored 11, grabbed five rebounds and dished out six assists.
For the Spiders (10-6, 0-1), Cedrick Lindsay led all scorers with 27 points, Kendall Anthony finished with 12 points and Trey Davis pulled down 14 rebounds.
St. Bonaventure shot 46.7 percent from the field, including 4-of-9 from 3- point range, in the first half. Richmond made 45.5 percent of its field goal tries and 3-of-5 from beyond the arc in the half. The Bonnies used a 17-3 run midway through the period to build a double-digit lead, as they took a 40-27 advantage into the break.
In the second half, the Bonnies connected on 50 percent of their shots from the floor but just 1-of-4 from 3-point distance. The Spiders shot 41.7 percent in the period and 4-of-14 from 3-point range. After outscoring the Bonnies 18-3 to open the frame, the Spiders still led by two with under nine minutes to play. But the Bonnies ran off nine straight points to take a lead they would not relinquish.
The Bonnies outscored the Spiders 38-28 in the paint and 27-13 at the free- throw line.
01/08 22:54:20 ET