Share this article

print logo

Sunday not super for Bona, Niagara

The quality of the games were vastly different, but the results were the same for the Niagara and St. Bonaventure women's basketball teams.

The Bonnies produced an impressive comeback but started scoring too late and dropped a 66-63 decision at Dayton.

Niagara's offense never got off the ground, and a poor second half led to a 73-46 blowout loss to Manhattan.

In Dayton, Ohio, the Bonnies trailed by as many as 15 points -- 48-33 with 9:09 left. That's when they started hitting three-pointers to chip away at the lead. Stefanie Collins hit three from long range and Audrey Latendresse added one. Bona also capitalized on solid defense, converting 10 second-half turnovers by the Flyers into 15 points.

A jumper by Chere Marshall brought Bona within two, 60-58, with 56 seconds left to play, but the Flyers (15-6, 7-3 Atlantic 10) held on for the win.

Latendresse led the Bonnies (8-13, 2-8) with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Collins added 14 points. Ashley Edwards chipped in with 12 rebounds and two steals.

In the Gallagher Center, Manhattan held a slim 31-28 halftime lead over Niagara, but the Jaspers opened the second with a 13-1 run to take control.

Niagara made just three field goals in the second half (3 of 20 for 15 percent). The Purple Eagles didn't fare much better overall in the game, hitting just 11 of their 42 shots (26 percent).

Chantelle Wilson led Niagara (3-18, 2-10 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) with 12 points.

Five players scored in double figures for Manhattan (8-13, 5-7), led by Joann Nwafili's 15 points and Kelly Regan's double-double (14 points and 10 rebounds).


WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Offense continues to be problematic for Niagara as the Purple Eagles (6-16-4, 0-5-1 College Hockey America) were shut out for the sixth time this season in a 1-0 loss at Robert Morris (2-18-2, 1-4-1).

Niagara tied a program record with a 10-game winless streak. Allison Rutledge made 29 saves as Niagara held a 42-30 advantage in shots.


TRACK AND FIELD: The University at Buffalo men's 1,600-meter relay team set a school record at the Akron Open. The Bulls team of Rob McRae, Brian Heim (Williamsville East), Paul Riley (Canisius) and Bryan Weinstein (Williamsville North) finished third in the 111-team field with a time of 3:16.20, breaking the 2003 record by three-tenths of a second.

In the women's field, Jen Jezorski placed third in the 32-runner field in the 800 meters.

There was no team scoring at the event.


WRESTLING: Sophomore Mike Ragusa earned the only win for UB as the Bulls (9-4, 2-2 Mid-American Conference) lost to Central Michigan, 30-3. Ragusa upset 13th-ranked Brandon Sinnott at 174 pounds with a 5-4 decision. At 197 pounds, fourth-ranked Kyle Cerminara (Lew-Port) battled to a 3-2 loss to national No. 1 Wynn Michalak.

Central Michigan (10-4, 2-0) won nine of the 10 matches as seven came down to the final seconds.


WOMEN'S TENNIS: UB remained undefeated after sweeping all its matches against Cleveland State. All singles players won in straight sets for the Bulls (3-0).

There are no comments - be the first to comment