ST. BONAVENTURE – Senior Jaylen Adams capped off an amazing week of scoring performances by becoming the highest scoring guard ever in school history on Saturday as the Bonnies extended their longest A-10 win streak for the program in almost 40 years with 97-88 victory over Richmond.
The Bonnies were trailing Richmond by two points late in the second half when Adams caught fire, scoring ten straight points to put St. Bonaventure up 69-61, with 9:39 left to go in the game. Matt Mobley who scored 24 points nailed a three pointer at at 9:11 mark to push the Bonnies lead to 72-61.
Matt Mobley and Jaylen Adams combined for 48 points, and three other Bonnies scored in double figures. St. Bonaventure’s six-game streak is their second-longest this season.
“It was a great offensive game by both teams. A tremendous crowd on alumni weekend,” said Head Coach Mark Schmidt. “They (crowd) came, they saw a great game.”
The Bonnies (18-6) moved into a tie with Davidson for second place in the Atlantic-10 Conference at 8-4.
St. Bonaventure led 51-42 at halftime but saw the Spiders come back at the start of the second half to grab a 58-55 lead.
Adams’ final three-pointer in the 10-0, second-half run moved him past both J.R. Bremer and Marques Green for seventh place on St. Bonaventure’s all-time scoring list (1,741).
The Bonnies played without two of their regular forwards, LaDarien Griffin (junior) and Josh Ayeni (sophomore). Griffin, who had started every game this year and ranks 12th in the A-10 in rebounding, sat out with a sprained ankle. Ayeni is suspended indefinitely starting with Saturday’s game.
St. Bonaventure will travel to Philadelphia to face La Salle on Tuesday for a 7:00 pm tip.