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Bona women win home opener; NU falls on road

St. Bonaventure made it two wins in a row by beating Wisconsin-Green Bay, 68-62, in women’s basketball Friday night before a crowd of 512 at the Reilly Center.

Redshirt freshman Gabby Richmond had a game-high 17 points, and sophomore Hannah Little added seven points and 10 rebounds.

The Bonnies shot 58.3 percent from the floor in the second half.

The Bonnies won their opener, 77-72 over Colgate. Nyla Rueter scored 15 points, making 9 of 10 from the free throw line. Katie Healy (Lancaster) added 12 points.

The Bonnies trailed, 31-27, at the half before finding their stroke in the second half. Wisconsin-Green Bay made only 5 of 22 three-point attempts.

• Niagara University lost at Bowling Green, 90-58, in a non-conference game at the Stroh Center. Five Bowling Green players were in double figures, led by redshirt sophomore Erica Donovan with 20 points.

The Falcons (3-0) more than doubled up the visitors on the boards, with 49 rebounds to Niagara’s 23. BG had 20 offensive boards, leading to a 23-2 advantage in second-chance points. The Falcons also made 30 free throws in 41 attempts while NU (0-2) went 18 of 21 from the line.

• Canisius wraps up its two-game trip to the state of Michigan with tonight’s game against Oakland University at the Center O’rena in Rochester, Mich.

The teams will meet for the second consecutive season after playing for the first time last year in the Koessler Center, a 52-51 Oakland win.

The Golden Griffins (1-1) have made 11 or more three-pointers in both games to start the 2013-14 season. The last time Canisius made 11 or more threes in back-to-back games was 2008.

Oakland (0-2) has dropped its opening two games, losing to Indiana, 85-55, and 57-54 against Central Florida.

• The University at Buffalo women host Cornell today at 12:30 p.m. in Alumni Arena. The Bulls own a 9-5 lead in the series that began in 1972-1973. Cornell snapped a six-game losing streak to Buffalo last season to earn its first victory over the Bulls since 1992-93.

UB (2-0) has wins over Youngstown State and Binghamton.

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