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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bonnies Survive Overtime Test at Fordham Four Fourth Straight Win

Survival. At points of the season, that is what Atlantic 10 games feel like. St. Bonaventure survived an overtime test on Wednesday night at Rose Hill Gym, prevailing 76-72 over Fordham for its fourth straight win.
The Bonnies improved to 16-6 overall and took over sole possession of fourth place in the A-10 at 8-3.
Fordham led 66-62 with 3:09 left on a Ryan Rhoomes layup, but the Bonnies clawed back. Jaylen Adams tied the game with two free throws. Rhoomes missed two free throws with 1:53 left, then Dion Wright tied the game with 1:29 with two free throws. The Rams missed two shots on their final two possessions, the second a jumper by Antoine Anderson as time expired in regulation. 
In the extra session, Fordham took a 72-69 lead on two free throws with 2:04 remaining, but again the Bonnies answered. Drawing fouls, Denzel Gregg and Marcus Posley both made two free throws. Posley's pair gave St. Bonaventure the lead back at 73-72 with 1:22 to play.
The Bonnies forced another miss by Fordham, then Idris Taqqee made a jumper off a pass from Jaylen Adams with 18 seconds left to put the Bonnies up 75-72.  The Rams' Joseph Chartouny missed a three-pointer trying to tie the game, and Posley sealed the win with a free throw. 
Wright and Posley led the Bonnies with 21 points apiece, while Adams and Gregg both scored 11 points. Battling Rhoomes in the paint all night, Jordan Tyson played a career high 33 minutes, scored eight points and had four rebounds and three blocks.