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Men’s Basketball Recap: St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs. Central Michigan Chippewas

Matt Mobley leads all scorers with 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds as St. Bonaventure routs Central Michigan, 102-71.

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On day two of Lone Star Showcase, the Matt Mobley shot 50% from the field, sinking 8 of 16 shots, 3 of 6 from beyond the arc, as he led all scorers with 28 points to lead the Bonnies to a 102-71 rout of the Chippewas on Tuesday night. The Chippewas fall for the first time this year, and are now 4-1 on the season. St. Bonaventure is now 2-2 on the year.

Denzel Gregg had a double double with 10 points and 12 rebounds to help Mobley and the Bonnies. Jaylen Adams added 17 points and nine assists and Idris Taqqee scored 15 for the Bonnies as they were able to shoot 50% as a team on the night, 35 out of 70 shots taken.

For the Chippewas, Marcus Keene led the team in scoring with 23 points, Luke Meyer had 11, and Braylon Rayson had 10 for the Chippewa cause. On the night, the Chippewas shot a 39% clip from the field.

The Chippewas struggled from beyond the arc, shooting only 21.4%, 6 of 28. This, along with 14 total turnovers made life more difficult for the Chippewas. The Bonnies made 7 out of 17 threes, good for 41.2%. St. Bonaventure was also able to block three shots and steal six from the Chippewas.

Both teams were able to knock down their free throws at a good rate, as the Chippewas shot a 72.4% clip, 21 of 29, and the Bonnies shot 71.4%, 25 of 35. The Bonnies were also able to out rebound the Chippewas, as they grabbed 42 rebounds to the Chippewas 30 rebounds. The Chips couldn’t keep up with the Bonnies, and have lost their first game of the season.

The Chippewas are back in action tomorrow night in the final day of the Lone Star Showcase to face the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Tip is set for 8:30.