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NU'S MILES FACES CHARGE

Officials at Niagara are investigating an incident early Friday morning that led to the arrest of sophomore basketball player Lorenzo Miles.

Miles was charged with third-degree assault after another student claimed that he was punched in the mouth outside his dorm room.

Miles was released after posting bail Friday and is scheduled to appear in Lewiston Town Court on Tuesday.

In a prepared statement, the university said the matter would be handled within the university's judicial process after the legal matter is resolved.

In other men's basketball news, University at Buffalo coach Reggie Witherspoon has been named the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) District I Co-Coach of the Year along with Syracuse's Jim Boeheim.

Witherspoon guided the Bulls to a school-record 23 wins last season and its first postseason appearance in the Division I era. The Bulls, who lost to Ohio in the Mid-American Conference Tournament finals, finished the season with more overall wins than any other school in the league.

SOFTBALL: Hilary South (Williamsville South) had a big day at the plate and on the mound as D'Youville (9-17) advanced in the North Eastern Atheltic Conference playoffs. South threw a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts in a 17-0 win over Philadelphia Biblical University. She drove in five runs while Megan Miller (Mount St. Mary's) added a two-run home run. In a 4-0 win over Penn State-Berks, South had a two-run double. . . . Sophomore Michelle Peruzzini (JFK) had both wins as Medaille swept visiting Frostburg State, 3-1 and 7-4. Sara Vertalino (Mount Mercy) drove in three runs and scored three times in both games for Medaille (16-16, 11-5 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference).

BASEBALL: Joe Mihalics went 2 for 4 for UB in a 9-2 loss to Kent State. The Bulls (12-22-1, 1-7-1 Mid-American Conference) managed just six hits. . . . Bill Kenyon (Hamburg) drove in four runs on two hits to help Erie Community College to a 12-4 win over Broome CC. In the nightcap, Eric Dietrick drove in three runs in a 12-2 win for the Kats (26-9).

WOMEN'S TENNIS: UB was eliminated from the MAC Tournament with a 4-1 loss to Miami (Ohio). Earlier, Anderea Novaceanu was named MAC Freshman of the Year while Miglena Nenova was named to the All-MAC second team.

MEN'S TENNIS: Western Michigan blanked UB, 4-0, in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament. The Bulls finish the season at 9-9.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE: Courtney Gibbons scored four goals as St. Bonaventure (9-6) dropped an 11-8 decision at No. 15 Connecticut. . . . Cortland handed Buffalo State a 12-2 loss in SUNYAC play. Leah Bernal and Meagan Powers each scored for the Bengals (7-5, 1-5). . . . Niagara's Miko Daluisio (Lancaster) and Alana Chan from Canisius were named Co-Defensive Players of the Year in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Griffs' Whitney Card was also an All-MAAC First Team selection while coach Scott Teeter was named the conference's Coach of the Year.

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