Buffalo State's basketball team extended its State of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) winning streak to 12 games over two seasons by ripping Brockport, 83-62, in Houston Gym Tuesday night.
The victory also boosted the Bengals series lead to 60-40 over the Golden Eagles which dates back to 1920.
Ahead, 36-28, at halftime, the Bengals pulled away by outscoring the Golden Eagles, 10-0, at the 13:15 mark of the second half to improve their lead to 56-38.
Included in that run were four points by Nate Gainey and layups by Shane Johnson, Jason Slaughter and Jerry Young.
Slaughter led with 17 points, while Gainey had 14 and Johnson 13 for the Bengals who improved to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in SUNYAC. Jeff Bottari had 19 for Brockport which fell to 2-2 and 1-1.
The game's start was delayed about an hour because the bus carrying the Brockport teams (men and women) skidded off the icy Thruway and had to be towed back on.
Meanwhile, the University at Buffalo used balanced scoring to cruise to an easy 97-50 victory over winless Mercy at UB's Alumni Arena.
UB connected on 10 of its first 11 field goals and held a 40-14 lead in the first half en route to a 50-26 halftime advantage. The Bulls opened the game with a 22-6 run and were never threatened.
Ricky Coleman scored 18 points to lead five Bulls (3-2) in double figures as UB went to its bench early. Mercy (0-5) dressed just seven players.
"Sometimes it's difficult to play against a team like this because your heads aren't always where they should be," said Bulls coach Dan Bazzani. "But the guys stayed focused tonight, got the big lead and gave some other people a chance to get some quality (playing) time."
Fred Leggin and Dean Schott each scored 17 points for the Bulls. Leggin hit all six of his field goal attempts while Schott nailed five three-pointers. Marlon Mills added 14 points for the Bulls and Torrance LeSure had 12.
Elsewhere, Joe Williams had 15 points to lead Villa Maria (7-2) to a 70-59 victory over Jamestown CC-Olean Campus. John Simone had 15 for JCC-Olean (1-6). . . . Mike Sciarro's 31 points paced Geneva past Daemen, 85-67. Rob Robinson scored 26 for Daemen. . . . Alvin Mobley scored 23 and Jason Morton 13 for Alfred State (6-3) in a 98-67 victory over Erie CC. Sean L. Williams had 23 points and 20 rebounds for the Kats (3-6), who lost their fourth in a row. . . . Geneseo (5-1) defeated Fredonia, 86-74, as Scott Fitch scored 23 points, making three three-pointers. Travis Eckler had 14 points and six rebounds for Fredonia (0-6).
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Arlene Eagan's scoring and rebounding again paced Buffalo State as the Lady Bengals routed Brockport State, 66-45, in a State of New York Athletic Conference basketball game in Houston Gym.
Eagan scored 25 points (on 11 of 20 from the field) and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Lady Bengals had a 44-33 advantage on the boards.
Alex Hoover (Orchard Park) added 15 points for the Lady Bengals (4-1).
Erin Malone scored 14 points and added nine rebounds while Lisa Schoff had 10 points as Geneseo opened its SUNYAC season with a 72-46 victory at Fredonia. Geneseo is 5-1, 1-0. Liz Watson (Amherst) had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Fredonia (3-3, 0-1.)
Joleen Miller had 18 points and Jen Meyer 15 for Alfred State (2-4) in a 68-31 Penn-York Conference rout of Erie CC. Julie Bowers had 12 for ECC (0-8, 0-5).
HOCKEY: Fredonia outlasted Brockport, 8-5, as Ron Targaszewski scored two goals and added two assists while Dave Maksymiu had two goals and an assist for the Blue Devils (5-5, 5-1).
MEN'S SWIMMING: Eric Fix and Matt Schilling each won two events to lead Canisius (3-2) to a 129-46 victory at Brockport (1-3).