Hall leads St. Bonaventure over Saint Louis, 72-55
OLEAN, N.Y. (AP)—Jonathan Hall scored a career-high 31 points and had seven rebounds Wednesday to lead St. Bonaventure past Saint Louis, 72-55.
Maurice Thomas scored 14 points for the Bonnies (14-13, 5-9 Atlantic 10) and pulled down nine rebounds. Michael Davenport chipped in eight points for St. Bonaventure.
For the Billikens (17-11, 8-6 Atlantic 10), Kwamain Mitchell led the way with 15 points. Kevin Lisch scored 13 points, while Tommie Liddell III and Willie Reed each added seven.
The Bonnies controlled the game from tip-off, trailing only once, by 5-4, at 16:15 in the first half. After Thomas hit the game’s first basket, Hall set the tone for the Bonnies, scoring 10 points in a row and keying a 13-6 run.
Hall’s 31 points were the most scored by a St. Bonaventure player since Zaryon Fereti scored 32 in last season’s home opener against Binghamton.