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St. Bonaventure defeats Canisius 82-75

Dec 31, 2009 - 3:54 AM ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y.(AP) -- Jonathan Hall scored 20 points to lead five players in double figures in St. Bonaventure's 82-75 win over Canisius on Wednesday night.

Chris Matthews scored 15 points, Andrew Nicholson had 14 and Michael Davenport and Ogo Adegboye chipped in 12 each for the Bonnies (7-5).

St. Bonaventure trailed 29-28 with 1:49 left in the fist half, but scored 11 straight stretching into the second half.

Malcolm Eleby's layup with 18:28 remaining put the Bonnies up 39-29.

Hall ended the first half on a dunk at the buzzer for a 33-29 lead.

Canisius (6-7) took a 59-53 lead with 10:53 to play, but the Bonnies went on a 13-2 run and didn't trail the rest of the way.

Nicholson's layup put St. Bonaventure ahead 66-61 with 5:26 left.

Julius Coles scored 22 points and Frank Turner added 15 for the Golden Griffins.