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No. 19 St. Bonaventure women beat Saint Joseph’s
Sunday, Mar 4, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Megan Van Tatenhove scored 27 points and Jessica Jenkins added 22 as No. 19 St. Bonaventure cruised past Saint Joseph’s 78-52 on Sunday in the Atlantic 10 Conference tournament’s semifinal round.

The Bonnies (29-2), the top seed in the tournament, advanced to the A-10 finals on Monday for the first time in program history. With the win, St. Bonaventure also extended its best-ever winning streak to 18 straight games.

This one was never really in doubt, as the Bonnies never trailed.

The Hawks stayed close early on, but Jenkins, who hit four 3-pointers in the game, knocked down a jumper and then a trey to turn a three-point Bonnies lead midway through the first half into 13-point halftime edge thanks to a 14-4 run.

The Bonnies then outscored the Hawks 45-32 in the second half to seal it.

Michelle Baker had 22 points to pace the fifth-seeded Hawks (21-10).

Updated Sunday, Mar 4, 2012

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 St. Bonaventure
Megan Van Tatenhove Megan Van Tatenhove
9-17,  27 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists
 St. Joseph's
Michelle Baker Michelle Baker
9-14,  22 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists

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