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Bona men, UB women both at a loss

The road continues to be unkind to St. Bonaventure's men's basketball team in the Atlantic 10, while home wasn't sweet for the University at Buffalo women.

Former St. Bonaventure ballboy Jimmy Baron and Joe Mbang each scored 19 points to help Rhode Island beat the Bonnies, 89-78, Wednesday night before 3,104 fans in the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I.

Baron made 7 of 13 shots, including 4 of 7 from beyond the arc. His second trey 2:23 into the second half capped a 10-0 run that gave the Rams (11-8, 3-1) their largest lead of the game, 55-34, as they cruised to their fourth win in five games.

UB, meanwhile, dropped a 72-69 decision to Kent State in Mid-American Conference action.

St. Bonaventure (4-12, 1-2), which is 2-7 on the road, had a nice start -- scoring nine straight points to take a 15-9 lead. But Rhode Island replied with an 11-0 run to take the lead for good.

Paul Williams led St. Bonaventure with 23 points and Tyler Relph added 20.

In Alumni Arena, both teams put on a fine shooting display in a game that featured nine ties and six lead changes -- with Kent State (8-8, 4-1) draining 54.5 percent of its shots while UB (6-11, 1-4) made 45 percent.

The difference was the Golden Flashes made 58.3 percent of their shots in the second half and then survived a missed game-tying three-point attempt by Stephanie Bennett (12 points) with two seconds left.

Kristin Peoples' leaner with 44 seconds left broke the final tie of the game, 68-68.

Rachelle Matthys went 7 for 13 from the floor and finished with 16 points for UB, which received double-digit scoring from four players. Belinda Gibb had 14, while Heather Turner (Mount Mercy) added 12.

La'kia Stewart and Peoples each scored 17 points for the Golden Flashes, who led, 36-34, at halftime.

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