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CANISIUS WOMEN GET EVEN AT CORNELL

Canisius never trailed as it evened its women's basketball record at 2-2 Monday night with a 63-42 triumph over Cornell in Ithaca. It was the fewest points Canisius allowed since 1990-91.

The Golden Griffins jumped off to an 11-2 lead and the Big Red never got closer than eight points.

Sophomore Becky Zak led the Griffs with 14 points, Cheri Wittleib added 13 and Megan Lyte had 12. Canisius limited Cornell to 27.1 percent shooting (16 of 59), forced 21 Big Red turnovers and outrebounded the home team, 50-43.

It was 28-17 at halftime and coach Terry Zeh's Griffs led by as many as 23 (46-23) in the second half.

Canisius shot 35.3 percent for the game.

The Griffs open their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule with home games against Loyola on Friday at 7 p.m. and Rider on Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Koessler Center.

Elsewhere in women's basketball, Medaille (2-0) cruised past visiting Alfred University, 58-40. Freshman forward Amanda Baker led the Mavericks with 17 points and 11 rebounds. Senior Rachel Conti became Medaille's all-time assist leader as she had five to give her 224 in her career. Meghan Coddington (Amherst) had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the losing Saxons.

Erie Community College (2-6) lost at Pitt-Titusville, 70-57, Deneen Flores had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Karina Foots added 15 points for the Kats.

Niagara sophomore Shaunna Ambrose was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week after averaging 20 points in three games last week.

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