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Big 4 hoops: Toledo starts 17-0 in victory over Bona women

Defending Mid-American Conference champion Toledo (6-1) shut out St. Bonaventure for the first 7:24 and went on to a 58-39 victory over the Bonnies Monday night at the Reilly Center.

Bona (4-5) trailed 17-0 before Mariah Ruff broke the ice with a pair of free throws with 2:36 left in first quarter. Another run, 8-0, boosted the visiting Rockets' lead to 25-6. Toledo led 43-25 at halftime.

Kaayla McIntyre had 14 points and Jay Bravo-Harriott had 13 to lead Toledo which held the Bonnies to 27.3 percent shooting on 15 of 55 shots and 3 of 24 from three-point range.

Danielle Migliore led Bona with 11 points. Mckenna Maycock had seven and Ruff finished with six.

St. Bonaventure will be home against Penn State at 7 p.m. on Saturday in its next game before hosting the University at Buffalo on Friday, Dec. 15.
Tuesday night's game

After four home games in a row, Niagara (3-5) goes on the road to face New Hampshire (2-6) in Durham, N.H. (Radio 1400, 7 p.m.)

The Purple Eagles have not face UNH since 1989 when both were members of the ECAC North Atlantic Conference.

Veteran coach Bill Herrion is in his 12th season as head man for the Wildcats. He had successful stints at Drexel and East Carolina as head coach.

UNH is led by forward Tanner Leissner (19.0 ppg.) and 6-9 senior center Iba Camara, a native of Senegal who averages 11.9 ppg and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Matt Scott of Niagara, who is second in the nation in scoring (25.6) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the second week in a row. He averaged 27 points, 4.0 assits and 9.0 rebounds as Niagara split games with Army and the University at Buffalo.


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