ST. BONAVENTURE, New York — The Akron Zips (1-0) outscored St. Bonaventure, 20-4, in the fourth quarter to earn a 63-54 win over St. Bonaventure on Sunday afternoon at the Reilly Center.
Senior guard Shaunay Edmonds (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored seven of her game-high 20 points in the final six minutes of the contest the game. Edmonds also added 10 steals, 3 rebounds and 2 assists.
Caitlin Vari finished with 13 points, while Haliegh Reinoehl collected a double-double (13 points and 11 rebounds).
Jordyn Dawson chipped in with 10 points.
The Zips outrebounded the Bonnies 39-to-37 — while forcing 20 turnovers.
Deja Francis led the Bonnies with 13 points and 7 rebounds (9 turnovers). Olivia Tucker added 11 for the Bonnies. Dajah Logan and Jurnee President each finished with nine points.
The Bonnies head out on the road to Bucknell Wednesday.
Akron will host the 2019 Akron Classic at James A. Rhodes Arena on November 15-16. The Zips will face Purdue Fort Wayne on Friday, Nov. 15, at 4:30 p.m., followed by Big10 opponent, #25 Michigan, on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 2:30 p.m.