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Bona falls short on road

St. Bonaventure's attempt to extend its Atlantic 10 winning streak to a modest two didn't materialize Wednesday night.

Fordham used a late 12-4 run to pull out a 67-61 triumph in Rose Hill Gym.

Sebastian Greene (five rebounds, two steals) scored 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting as the Rams extended their winning streak to five games, their longest since joining the conference in 1995-96.

After Bona took a 57-55 lead on a pair of free throws from Paul Williams (eight points, 10 rebounds) with 5:19 left, Fordham finally took control with a 10-0 run, with Greene canning four free throws during the burst to give the hosts a 65-57 lead with 37 seconds left.

Michael Lee had 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Bonnies (6-15, 3-5), and Tyler Relph had 12 points. Bona, which was trying to win for the third time in four games, trailed, 31-28, at the break.

Marcus Stout scored 16 points for the Rams (13-7 overall, 6-2 Atlantic 10), who held a 31-28 lead at half. Mike Binns added 10 points for Fordham.

Fordham has won the last four meetings against St. Bonaventure and five of the past six.

St. Bonaventure took its biggest lead of the second half, 54-50, with 9:33 left on a Zarryon Fereti (11 points) jumper. But Bona canned just one field goal and five free throws the rest of the way.


NU-Canisius sold out

Sunday's 1 p.m. Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball game between rivals Niagara and Canisius is sold out.

It's the fourth year in a row that the teams' Gallagher Center meeting has sold out.

For those without a ticket, the game will be televised by ESPNU. The Purple Eagles enter the contest on a three-game winning streak and have won five of their last seven.

Canisius, in a rebuilding year under first-year coach Tom Parrotta, have won five in a row to surge to a game over .500 with an 11-10 mark after a dismal 2-6 start.

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