St. Bonaventure dominates up front, defeats Fordham

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — St. Bonaventure’s starting front line scored 50 points and the Bonnies defeated Fordham 71-64 on Saturday.

Forward Courtney Stockard had 17 points and eight rebounds, forward LaDarien Griffin had 17 points with six rebounds and center Osun Osunniyi had 16 points with 12 rebounds. Their 26 rebounds were three more than Fordham’s total and they grabbed all but seven of the team total for St. Bonaventure (6-10, 2-1 Atlantic 10).

Nick Honor scored 23 points and Jalen Cobb added 14 for Fordham (9-7, 0-3).

Fordham scored two points over the last nine minutes of the first half and St. Bonaventure led 31-15 at the break.

Honor scored eight consecutive points to draw the Rams within 54-47 with 6:19 remaining and Erten Gazi made a layup a minute later to make it 54-49. Griffin scored to finally end a four-minute drought by the Bonnies and they stayed ahead by at least five points the rest of the way.

St. Bonaventure continues to play well at its alternative home in Rochester’s Blue Cross Arena, where the Bonnies have won six straight.