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Wildcats Run Streak to Five, Defeat St. Bonaventure, 83-73

by | Jan 19, 2018 | Sports

Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 21 points in the Wildcats victory over St. Bonaventure.

DAVIDSON, N.C. – Peyton Aldridge scored 25 points, Jon Axel Gudmundsson netted 21 and Davidson drilled 14 3-pointers as the Wildcats ran their winning streak to five straight, with an 83-73 victory over St. Bonaventure Friday in front of a sold-out Belk Arena.

Senior Peyton Aldridge played the full 40 minutes of the game, and scored 25 points in the Wildcat’s victory over St. Bonaventure.

Both Aldridge and Gudmundsson just missed double-doubles with 9 rebounds and 9 assists, respectively. They were joined in double figures by Kellan Grady (16) and KiShawn Pritchett (11). 

In addition to shooting above 50 percent for the fourth straight contest, Davidson (10-7, 5-1 A-10) held the Bonnies to just 40.3 percent, including 10-of-34 (.294) after intermission.

After the Wildcats stretched the margin to 51-41 early in the second half, St. Bonaventure (12-6, 2-4 A-10) went on a spurt of its own to cut the deficit to 55-53, on a Jaylen Adams’ trey with 12:58 to play.

Davidson responded with a 16-4 run highlighted by four triples, two each from Gudmundsson and Pritchett, to push lead to as many as 14, 71-57.

The Wildcats, who are off to their best start in A-10 play since joining the league in 2014, made 13-of-14 free throws.

Freshman Kellan Grady scored 16 points in the Wildcats win over St. Bonaventure.

The first half box score was almost a mirror image as both teams shot 53.6 percent (15-28), made both free throws and grabbed 13 rebounds. It was Davidson’s nine 3-pointers to the Bonnies’ five that was the difference as it went to the break up, 41-37.

Matt Mobley paced St. Bonaventure with 25 points, while Adams added 18.  

Up Next

Davidson will travel to Dayton for a nationally-televised (CBS Sports Network) contest Tuesday at 7 p.m.

KiShawn Pritchett was a guiding force for the Wildcats, and shot 3 for 3 3-pointers in the Cats’ win over St. Bonaventure.

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