Robert Morris rebounds from losing streak with dominant win over St. Bonaventure

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Photo by Michael Deemer

Paris Kirk attempts a lay-up

By Aiden Dine

After a three game losing streak against some of the stiffest competition RMU will see all season RMU was able to rebound and get a strong win against St. Bonaventure by a final score of 63-49

RMU needed a bounce back game to get back to their winning ways after a strong 6-1 start to the season

The game started off with two threes from Mackenzie Amalia and Alejandra Mastral which kickstarted a 15-0 run to open up the game. The Colonials suffocating defense allowed just four points through the first frame while the Colonials put up 19.

RMU continued to dominate in the second quarter forcing a flurry of turnovers that would help to build a 25 point lead before halftime.

The first half dominance was led by Rebecca Dwomoh who did a bit of everything with nine points, four rebounds and two assists and Danielle Vuletich. She scored seven points off the bench in the first half and finished the game with 12 points and six rebounds on great shooting numbers, 4-6 from the field and 4-5 from the line.

The strong first half turned out to be the difference maker as the Bonnies managed to outscore the Colonials in the second half. Led by the efforts of Maddie Dziezgowski who drilled four threes in the second half off the bench.

Despite the close score in the second half Phoenix Gedeon during that time on the offensive end. She secured a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds on the night.

Candela Ramadan Solis attempts a three-pointer Photo by Michael Deemer

Everyone was getting in on the action for the Colonials against the Bonnies. Late in the fourth, freshman forward, Fadim Sarr Ndow got in for her first action of the season and took advantage in her short time on the court with her first bucket as a Colonial, the last score for the Colonials on the night.

The Colonials won the game 63-39 after dominating the turnover battle, 26-15, and also had a slight edge on the boards as well, 43-39.

Unfortunately, the Colonials did struggle from beyond the arc, shooting under 20%, while the Bonnies managed to shoot above 30% on threes.

RMU outshot St. Bonaventure on the night by 11 shots and also made 11 more shots than them, also.

Another area of the game RMU dominated was points in the paint, where they scored 28 to St. Bonaventure’s 10. St. Bonaventure struggled to get inside for much of the game due to RMU’s sturdy perimeter defense from its guards.

The Colonials aggressive defense could take this team far as the season moves forward. The Colonials will take a short break over Christmas from game action and then will return December 29th against Fort Wayne.