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HOT-SHOOTING FAIRFIELD BURNS NIAGARA

Fairfield (21-4, 14-2) wiped out a 25-13 halftime deficit with 72.4 percent second-half shooting for a 66-52 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women's basketball victory over Niagara (9-16, 6-10) at the Gallagher Center in Lewiston. Gail Strumpf led Fairfield with 23 points and 11 rebounds, her third straight double-double. Katie Murphy had 13 points for NU.

Also in the MAAC, Shauna Geronzin scored 21 points for Canisius (7-17, 4-12) in a 91-74 loss at St. Peter's (15-9, 10-6).

In the Atlantic 10, Shannon McDade's layup with 1.9 seconds left gave La Salle (13-12, 7-7) a 65-63 win at St. Bonaventure (7-18, 3-11). Courtney Mattingley led Bona with 20 points and 13 rebounds, her first career double-double.

WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Emma Wadsworth scored three goals and assisted on two others, Janelle Schmitt had three goals and Jessica DeCarlo had a goal and four assists as Buffalo State (11-4) defeated St. Michael's (Vt.), 12-1, at the Bengals' Sports Arena.

WEEKEND DOINGS: Buffalo State's Eric Lunser (Springville) won the 55-meter hurdles (7.83 seconds) at the SUNYAC Indoor Track championships at Geneva. Third-place Fredonia had two men's winners -- Marc Brodfuehrer in the shot put (50-feet, 9 1/2 inches) and Mike Stuart in the long jump (22-7 3/4 ). At the MAAC meet in Riverdale, the 4x400 team of Karen Rzepka (Orchard Park), Jennelle Heyer, Jen Calvasina and Sherree Vannoy turned in Canisius's only first-place finish. . . . In swimming, St. Bonaventure's Lance Brennan was named women's Coach of the Year at the Atlantic 10 meet at the Flickinger Center. Katie Czech, Bona's only first-place finisher (400 IM), made the women's All-Championship team. . . . In wrestling, Josh States (Lockport) won his 17th straight match to go 25-3 at 184 pounds, but UB lost to Ohio, 23-9. Niagara County CC's Tevon Fordyce finished fifth at 165 pounds to help his team to a 12th-place finish in the NJCAA championships in Rochester, Minn.

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