St. Bonaventure 87, La Salle 77

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OLEAN, N.Y. (AP)—Marques Green scored 27 points as St. Bonaventure beat La Salle, 87-77, Saturday.

Early in the second half, La Salle went on a 7-0 run to come within five points of the Bonnies (8-9, 3-2 Atlantic 10). The Bonnies held on and did not trail the entire game. With 10:54 left in the second half, Green secured the lead, sinking two 3-pointers within 30 seconds of each other.

Ahmad Smith scored 18 points for St. Bonaventure, and Mike Gansey had 14 points and five rebounds.

In the first half, the Bonnies hit eight 3-pointers, four of them within the first 5:09 of the game.

Steven Smith scored 23 points for La Salle (7-7, 1-3), with three 3-pointers. Gary Neal added 20 points and Mike Cleaves 13.

St. Bonaventure won their sixth game in a row against La Salle. The last time that the Explorers won against the Bonnies was on Jan. 25, 1998.

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