PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -Alphonso Dawson scored 21 of his 26 points in the second half to lead Delaware to its first win, 85-81, over St. Bonaventure in a Garden State Challenge game at Rutgers Friday night.
Jawan Carter had 16 points and hit two clinching free throws with 3.6 seconds remaining for the Blue Hens (1-2), who gave the Bonnies (2-1) their first loss. Brian Johnson added 19 points and eight assists for Delaware, which shot 50 percent. Dawson was 9-for-9 in the second half.
St. Bonaventure shot 54 percent and got 24 points from Jonathan Hall, 18 from Chris Matthews and 14 from Andrew Nicholson. The three shot a combined 25-for-36.
St. Bonaventure had a chance to tie down, but Hall committed an offensive foul with under five seconds to play.
Carter hit two free throws to seal the victory.
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