Dayton edged St. Bonaventure 55-52 Monday at Reilly Center. The regular season finale for both teams saw the visiting Flyers finish at 13-8 (9-7 A10) while the Bonnies ended 13-4 (11-4).
It was a very difficult day for all in the St. Bonaventure community. It went far beyond a 40 minute game. In the morning it was made known that University President Dr. Dennis DePerro passed away following a battle with Covid-19.
Dr. DePerro was an outstanding leader for the university and a friend to all who had the good fortune to meet and/or know him. He was especially devoted to athletics, especially the Bonaventure basketball program.
Bona coach Mark Schmidt in a statement noted, “Not only did we lose our president, we lost a great man. He was a great leader who did amazing things here. He was a friend and a terrific man and it breaks my heart….He will be hard to replace. It was a hard day today.”
Bona team played with a ‘DD’ patch on their uniforms.
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