The Buffalo State men's basketball team squandered a 21-point lead in the second half, and needed overtime to put away Plattsburgh on Friday night, 75-73, in the State University of New York Athletic Conference.
Andres Mclaren and Steven Becker (North Tonawanda) each made free throws in the final 13 seconds of OT to pull it out. Mclaren had a career-high 21 points, including the go-ahead jumper in OT. Will Mann added 18 for the Bengals on 8 of 12 shooting.
Elsewhere, Robb Fitchlee (Kenmore West) had 26 points and 11 rebounds for Fredonia in an 82-73 loss at Potsdam.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Shauna Geronzin had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Canisius beat host Iona, 62-59 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Griffs (4-9, 7-14) shot 74 percent from the floor in the second half to rally from a 13-point halftime deficit. Iona is 2-11, 5-17.
Dana Fitchlee (Holy Angels) tied her career high with 14 points in Niagara's 81-66 loss at Manhattan in a MAAC contest in Draddy Gymnasium. Fitchlee was 4 of 8 from the floor in 18 minutes of playing time. The Lady Jaspers opened the game with a 15-3 run. Amy Getman had 16 points to lead NU (9-13, 6-7). Rosalee Mason had 29 points on 13 of 14 shooting for the Lady Jaspers (12-11, 6-8).
St. Bonaventure still hasn't found a way to beat St. Joseph's, losing for the 14th straight time to Hawks, 62-52, in an Atlantic 10 game at Alumni Fieldhouse. St. Joseph's used an 8-0 run in the second half to take its first lead at 39-38 with 11:45 left. Gellaine Clark led the Bonnies (6-16, 2-9) with 14 points and 13 rebounds followed by Melissa Fazio with 12 points.
Kim Guenther (Lancaster) netted 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting as Fredonia defeated Potsdam, 78-69, in the SUNYAC. Kim Yorgy and Mimi Williams added 16 points each for the Blue Devils (12-8, 9-7).
Visiting Buffalo State rallied from an eight-point deficit with 7:28 left to beat Plattsburgh, 61-57, in a SUNYAC game at Memorial Hall. Jill Blasi led the Lady Bengals (10-7, 14-7) with 16 points and Monique Hanks added 14 points with nine rebounds. Monica Polka (Lew-Port) had 10 points.
MEN'S HOCKEY: Drew Kriner and Scott Crawford scored for Niagara in a 6-2 loss to Bemidji. Bemidji scored four goals in the second period to break the game open. Niagara was only outshot, 28-27, but mustered just four shots on goal in the third period. NU falls to 13-13-3.
Todd Nowicki (St. Francis) had three goals and one assist as Buffalo State beat host Brockport, 8-5, in the SUNYAC. Joe Urbanik had four assists for the Bengals, who improve to 11-11-1. State jumped out to a 3-0 first-period lead.
WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Valerie Hall scored in the first and third periods for Niagara in a 2-0 victory over the University of Maine in an ECAC game at Alfond Arena. Tania Pinelli turned back 24 shots for the shutout for NU, 15-11-3 overall and 7-9-3 in the ECAC.
Janelle Schmitt scored twice, giving her 11 goals this season, as Buffalo State beat Cortland, 2-1. Emma Wadsworth assisted on both goals. Goalkeeper Mary Keddie had 35 saves and was 3:45 away from a shutout.