St. Bonaventure 79, Cornell 58
Andrew Nicholson scored 24 points and St. Bonaventure pulled
away in the second half for a 79-58 win over Cornell in the season
opener for both teams Friday night.
The Bonnies led 42-40 and went on a 10-0 run in the second half
to break open a close game and lead 52-40. Cornell went more than
five minutes without scoring during that run and had another
scoring drought at the end of the game, going the final 6:41without
a field goal.
Nicholson made all 10 of his free throw attempts. Matthew Wright
added 13 points and Michael Davenport had 11 for the Bonnies.
St. Bonaventure dominated close to the basket, outscoring
Cornell 30-18 in the paint.
Josh Figini scored 10 points to lead Cornell.
The game featured 14 lead changes in the first half as neither
team led by more than three points until the final minute before