Mountain Hawks drop tough game to St. Bonaventure
OLEAN, N.Y. – The Lehigh women’s basketball team (20-12, 10-4) had its 2010-11 season conclude with a tough 77-43 loss to the Saint Bonaventure Bonnies on Thursday evening. The Bonnies shot 43.9 percent from the field, including 43.5 percent from three-point range.
Erica Prosser led the way for the Mountain Hawks in her final game, as she scored 16 points. Kristen Dalton was also strong in her final game, netting 11 points.
The Bonnies came out on fire, converting on four of its first five possessions. After St. Bonaventure scored the first three points, Becky Guman put Lehigh on the board with a layup. The Mountain Hawks struggled though to get its offense going early, trailing 14-3 five minutes into the game.
Williams converted on a field goal and Prosser drained a three to give Lehigh five straight points and to cut the lead to 14-8. Bonaventure went on a 14-0 run in response to make the score 28-8. Lehigh continued to show fight though, as Kristen Dalton and Williams earned the Mountain Hawks seven-straight points to make the 28-15. However, St. Bonaventure scored 11 of the last 15 points of the half to go into the locker room with a 39-22 lead.
Dalton opened the half with a three pointer to cut the Bonnie lead to 15. St. Bonaventure was too tough out of the gate again though, as they converted on three-point shots and made their shots at the free throw line, as Lehigh had five fouls in the first five minutes of the second half. The Bonnies had a 52-27 lead at the 14:52 media timeout.
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