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Cold-shooting UB women fall at Ball State

Ten minutes was all it took for host Ball State to turn a tie game with the University at Buffalo women's basketball team into a rout.

The Cardinals used a 22-8 blitz early in the second half to pull away from UB, 70-56, in a Mid-American Conference game Saturday in Worthen Arena in Muncie, Ind.

The Bulls (7-13, 2-7 MAC) seemed in good shape after senior Brooke Meunier's three-pointer tied the game at 30 with 18:37 left. But UB went into a shooting funk after that, missing 10 of 13 shots from the floor during the next 10:05 en route to losing its fifth in a row. Kelsey Corbin scored half of her 12 points during the run for Ball State (13-7, 6-3), which shot 38.5 percent from the floor.

Meunier scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds, while Stephanie Bennett added 14 points and six boards for the Bulls, who return to action at home Wednesday night against Central Michigan.

Erica Cotton led the winners with 16 points.

Meanwhile, Medaille won its 10th in a row, overwhelming Hilbert, 77-31. Marisa Clark had 10 points, seven steals, six boards and five assists in 22 minutes for the Mavericks (18-1, 13-0 in Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference). . . . Allison Depp (Lockport) and Sarah Bogardus (Fredonia) helped carry Daemen past visiting Geneva, 71-68, in an American Mideast Conference showdown. Depp had 28 points and 11 rebounds, while Bogardus added 17 points for the Wildcats (16-9, 11-2). . . . Darnika Moseley had 14 points and four steals during Buffalo State's 60-55 State University of New York Athletic Conference loss to Oneonta.


MEN'S BASKETBALL: Hilbert (8-11, 6-7 AMCC) defeated host Medaille, 76-55, as Glen Ufland (Bishop Timon-St. Jude) drained 4 of 6 treys during a 14-point performance. James McNeil scored a game-high 29 points for Medaille (4-16, 3-10). . . . Joe Olsen and Brian Montanaro each scored 17 points to lead Daemen (17-9, 7-2) past American Mideast Conference foe Geneva, 66-63. . . . Buffalo State outscored Oneonta in the paint (40-22) during a 77-65 win. Jobany Tirado led the Bengals (11-10, 5-7 SUNYAC) with 16 points and five assists.


WRESTLING: Unbeaten Kyle Cerminara (Lewiston-Porter) improved to 34-0 to remain the nation's only unbeaten 197-pounder, and head coach Jim Beichner posted the 100th win of his 11 years at UB as the Bulls beat Eastern Michigan, 29-12, at Alumni Arena.

Beichner is the second coach in UB history to win 100 matches, joining Ed Michael, who won 213 from 1970 to '91.

Cerminara meets No. 1-ranked Wynn Michalak of visiting Central Michigan today. First match is at 1 p.m.


WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Niagara peppered Robert Morris goalie Brianne McLaughlin with 42 shots and she stopped every one of them as the two College Hockey America teams played to a scoreless tie in their first-ever meeting in the RMU Island Sports Center in Moon Township, Pa. Allison Rutledge made 20 saves in earning her second shutout of the season and raised her CHA-leading save percentage to .926 as the Purple Eagles (6-15-4, 0-4-1) played their fourth scoreless tie in eight seasons. First-year program Robert Morris carries a 1-18-2, 0-4-1 mark into this afternoon's rematch. . . . Buffalo State goalie Meredith Larsen made 44 saves and Kelsey Truran scored with just two seconds left in regulation as Buffalo State (4-11-2) tied visiting Bethel, 1-1, despite being outshot, 45-8, in a nonconference game.


MEN'S HOCKEY: Bill Ginnick (McKinley) scored two goals, including one of Erie CC's three shorthanded markers during a 6-5 win over Broome CC. . . . Jason Hill (Niagara Falls) scored the winning goal in overtime for Buffalo State (10-11, 7-5 SUNYAC) in a 4-3 win at Brockport. Sean Burke scored twice.


SWIMMING: UB divers Cassidy Lynch (men's 3-meter and 1-meter) and Megan Stratton (women's 1-meter) posted victories, but the men's and women's teams fell at MAC foe Eastern Michigan. MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: UB's 1,600 relay team of Rob McRae, Brian Heim, (Williamsville East), Paul Riley (Canisius) and Bryan Weinstein (Williamsville North) set a school record during a third-place showing in the Akron Open, finishing in 3:16.20 to break the old mark by three-tenths of a second. . . . Erie Community College finished second in the Mary Phillips Invitational to host Fredonia. Joe Zangara (Hutch-Tech) won the 800 meter for the Kats, while Ryan O'Rourke (Canisius) in the 500, Ken Parker (Cheektowaga) in the long jump and Mike Nabors in the 55 also posted victories. . . . Justin Muise (Ken West) won the 400 and Joe Wooley (Sweet Home) won the triple jump as Buffalo State finished fourth at the Mount Union Open in Alliance, Ohio.


WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD: Amanda Bialkowski (Orchard Park) won the high jump (5 feet, 1 3/4 inches) and qualified for the NJCAA championships for ECC during the Mary Phillips Invitational won by Fredonia. . . . UB's 1,600 relay team of Stacy Downer, Lisa Romano (Eden), Desiree Rudloff (East Aurora) and Jen Jezorski finished second in a season-best time of 3:54.89 at the Akron Open. . . . Jenelle Orosz (North Tonawanda) and Camarra Winfrey (City Honors) placed second at Mount Union for Buffalo State.

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