The Canisius women’s basketball team held Bowling Green to 30 percent from the floor and 20 percent from beyond the arc, and scored its first victory over the Falcons, 71-57, on Sunday in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Their first road victory of the season lifted the Golden Griffins to 2-1 for the season It was the first loss for Bowling Green (3-1) which had not lost to Canisius in two previous meetings between the schools in women’s basketball.
After heading into halftime down, 39-35, Canisius outscored the Falcons, 19-7, for a 54-46 lead, then held BG to 11 points in the fourth quarter.
Sara Hinriksdottir led the Griffs with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Maria Welch posted 12 points and seven rebounds, while Margret Halfdanardottir notched 11 points and two assists.
"I thought we got great contributions from everybody," Canisius coach Terry Zeh said. "We really locked in defensively in our zone in the second half and we limited them to one shot on a lot of key possessions in the second half. I thought Shannon Conely had a few really nice plays at key times and Sara really flowed the game well for us"
Canisius will face Cornell at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Koessler Athletic Center in its next start.
Niagara led Oakland University, 31-25, at halftime Sunday in Rochester, Mich., but the home team gained a45-44 lead at the end of the third quarter and went on to a 67-56 victory. Niagara never has beaten Oakland.
Victoria Rampado led Niagara (0-4) with 16 points. Jamie Sherburne had `13 points while Kaylee Stroemple had 10 points and a team-high nine rebounds.
Niagara’s next game will be against Louisiana-Lafayette in the first round of the South Pointe Shootout on Saturday. The next day the Purple Eagles will face Louisiana Tech.