Cecelia Collins scored 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds Monday night when Bucknell University extended its women’s basketball winning streak to six games with a 72-60 victory over Atlantic 10 Conference member St. Bonaventure in Olean, N.Y.
Bucknell improved to 7-2, including 5-2 away from home. St. Bonaventure lost its second straight to drop to 5-3.
Collins, a freshman from Scranton Prep and the NEPA Elite Clark 17U AAU team, made sure the Bison got off to a good start.
The 6-foot guard scored five points in the first 1:46 on a drive and a 3-pointer. She had the game’s first basket and Bucknell’s first two while helping the Bison run out to leads of 7-2 and 12-4.
St. Bonaventure never caught up.
Bucknell built the lead as high as 56-37 through three quarters.
Collins finished 5-for-10 from the floor, 2-for-5 on 3-pointers and 2-for-2 from the line while playing 35 minutes, tied for the most on the team. She grabbed four of her rebounds on the defensive end and also had a steal.
Taylor O’Brien scored 22 points while Carly Krsul had 13 points and 15 rebounds, including 12 offensive, for Bucknell.
The Bison, coached by Trevor Woodruff, whose previous stop was with the University of Scranton women, are off until hosting George Mason Dec. 18.
Collins is averaging 11.1 points and shooting 51.4 percent from the floor.