By Michael Petillo
OLEAN, N.Y.– After what was a fairly close first half, Northeastern came out flat in the second period and ended up dropping a tough road contest against A-10 foe St. Bonaventure 84-65. The loss brought an end to the Huskies 5-game win streak and extended the Bonnies win streak to 6 games.
The big story of the game was Matt Mobley, as the Bonnies’ senior guard stepped up with 19 first half points after star point guard Jaylen Adams was forced to leave the game with two early fouls. Adams would rebound strong in the second half, however, as he finished with 15 points and keyed the run that allowed SBU to pull away from the Huskies for good.
“The window was a little open with Adams getting in foul trouble,” head coach Bill Coen said after the game.
“We just didn’t capitalize on it.”
Junior center Anthony Green turned in a nice effort with 15 points and 8 rebounds and guards Vasa Pusica and Devon Begley joined him in double figure scoring, with 13 and 12 points respectively.
After turning over the ball 19 times in Monday’s win over Kent State, the Huskies surrendered 18 turnovers on Wednesday night.
“That’s not going to beat a quality team like St. Bonaventure on the road,” Coen said.
“Our ball security has got to be a little better and we have to execute better on the offensive ends.”
The loss marked the end of NU’s non-conference schedule. They start CAA play at James Madison on Saturday, December 30th at 4 p.m.