>Geneseo gets overtime win
Buffalo State watched its 20-point halftime lead slip away as the Bengals gave up an 80-71 overtime loss to Geneseo in State University of New York Athletic Conference women's basketball Tuesday.
The Bengals (6-6, 1-5) forced 13 first-half turnovers and took a 35-15 lead at the break but Geneseo chipped away in the second half, taking a lead in the final minute. Staci McElroy hit a pair of late free throws for the Bengals to force overtime, but the Knights hit easily from the field and the line in the extra period to stay undefeated in league play (11-2, 6-0).
Geneseo's Melissa Graham (Mount Mercy) had eight points on 2-for-13 shooting.
>Honors and Awards
St. Bonaventure and Canisius women's basketball players took home their respective conference Rookie of the Week honors.
For the Bonnies, Doris Ortega won the Atlantic 10 honor with two key performances off the bench. In a win against LaSalle, Ortega had a career-high 12 points while in a win at George Washington she had eight points with four rebounds.
For the Golden Griffins, Courtney VandeBovenkamp earned the award from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. It was her such honor and the seventh time a Griff has been recognized this season. VandeBovenkamp averaged 6.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in three games last week to go along with six assists.
Niagara picked up two hockey awards as senior Bryan Haczyk earned his third Atlantic Hockey Association's Player of the Week honor and senior goalie Jenni Bauer was named College Hockey America Goaltender of the Week.
Haczyk scored four goals in Niagara's sweep of American International and is on a five-game goal scoring streak. Bauer made 52 saves in a weekend sweep of Wayne State, including 27 in her first career shutout, a 3-0 win on Friday.