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Bona loses in finale

The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team closed out a disappointing season Sunday afternoon with a 66-49 loss at Duquesne.

Priscilla Edwards scored 13 points for the Bonnies, Audrey Latendresse added 12 and Ashley Edwards had 11 points and eight rebounds. Bona committed 26 turnovers in the game, which Duquesne converted into 29 points.

For the Dukes (11-16, 6-10 Atlantic 10), Loui Hall scored 24 points off the bench.

St. Bonaventure finished the season 9-18 overall, 3-13 in the Atlantic 10, and did not qualify for the conference tournament.

Meanwhile, St. John Fisher won the Empire 8 Conference Championship, 87-59, over Elmira. Jen Lardo (Hamburg) scored 11 points with nine rebounds and five assists while Allison Boehm (Sacred Heart) added nine points and four assists for the Cardinal (25-2). It the 16th time in the program's 32-year history that it posted a 25-win season.

Fisher and Medaille, which won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference title on Saturday, will learn who they play in the NCAA Division III tournament when the field is announced today.


WOMEN'S HOCKEY: After struggling with offense, Niagara finally found some scoring punch, notching three goals in the second period to earn a 5-1 win at Northeastern. Michelle DelMonte scored what would be the game-winning goal at 6:36 in the second period. Other goal scorers for Niagara (8-20-1) were Meagan Smith, Charde Hoyle-Levy, Candace Boyles and Chelsea Donovan. Allison Rutledge recorded 25 saves in the win. . . . Jamie Overbeck scored twice for Buffalo State (7-14-2, 3-6 ECAC West) in a 2-1 win over Chatham.


MEN'S SWIMMING: Cassidy Lynch won the 1-meter diving title for the University at Buffalo at the ECAC Championships. The Bulls finished eighth in the 19-team event.


BASEBALL: Kevin Mahoney and Eric Schefski each batted in two runs to help Canisius (2-5) to a 10-9 win over Tennessee Tech. . . . Freshman Graham Skellhorne-Gross hit a grand slam in his collegiate batting debut, but it wasn't enough for Niagara (2-4) as the Purple Eagles lost to Davidson, 13-11. . . . Dan Quinn went 2 for 3 for UB (1-3) in a 3-1 loss to Maryland-Eastern Shore.

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