PHILADELPHIA -- Megan Van Tatenhove led five players in double figures with 13 points and St. Bonaventure (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 19 AP) pulled away in the second half on Saturday, beating La Salle 68-53 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 women's conference tournament.
Jessica Jenkins and Armelia Horton each scored 11 points for the Bonnies (28-2), who advance to the conference semifinals for the first time in program history. Chelsea Bowker and Cece Dixon had 10 points apiece off the benchLa Salle (14-17) trailed 27-24 at intermission but St. Bonaventure opened the second half on an 8-0 run and held the Explorers to just 17.1 percent (6 of 35) shooting during the half.Jenkins' layup with 6:13 left pushed St. Bonaventure's lead to 25 points, 60-35, as the Bonnies outscored La Salle 41-28 in the second half.Brittney Wilson led La Salle with 19 points but shot just 7 of 19 from the field.