Women's Hoops Falls To Bonnies, 82-76, In OT
Feb. 19, 2004
OLEAN, N.Y. - Audrey Latendresse converted on a three-point play with four seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime and helped the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (8-16, 4-9 A-10) to an 82-76 overtime victory over the University of Massachusetts (6-18, 2-11) in Atlantic 10 action tonight at the Reilly Center.
Massachusetts led by three points, 72-69, after freshman Tamara Tatham (Brampton, Ontario) made two free throws with twenty seconds left. The Bonnies took the ball down the floor and Lyndsey Maurer threw up an air ball on a three-point attempt with four seconds left. Latendresse caught the miss being in the right place at the right time and made a lay-up while getting fouled by Tatham. It was Tatham's fifth foul and Latendresse made the free throw to send the game into overtime. The Bonnies out-scored the Minutewomen 10-4 in overtime, all from the free throw line, and escaped with the win.
The Minutewomen led by as many as eight points in the second half, but St. Bonaventure was able to come back. They came as close as one point, 55-54 at the 7:00 mark, but did not tie the game until a shot by Maurer made the score 69 apiece at the 1:14 mark. Freshman Joyce Massey (Detroit, Mich.) made one of two free throws on the next UMass possession and after a defensive stop, Tatham made it a three-point game.
Massey led the Minutewomen with a career-high 22 points. Junior Edris Bailey (Mt. Hope, Trinidad & Tobago) finished with 14 points and six rebounds but fouled out with 1:14 left in regulation. Tatham had 12 points, three rebounds and three steals, while senior Judit Zsedenyi (Budapest, Hungary) had 11 points and was 3-for-5 from three-point range. Senior Cleo Foster (Toronto, Ontario) had seven points, six rebounds, six steals and just two turnovers.
Maurer led the Bonnies with a game-high 26 points. Latendresse had 20 points as well for the Bonnies. UMass shot 48 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. The story of the game was foul shooting as UMass was just 12-for-22 from the charity stripe. St. Bonaventure was 26-for-32 from the line, including 21-of-24 in the second half and overtime.
The Minutewomen return to action on Sunday, Feb. 22, with a 2:00 p.m. game at Richmond.