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College Power 10: Brockport football heads to final four, Niagara hockey sweeps Air Force

The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics.

1. Brockport football: Multiple former Section VI players came up big for Brockport again this weekend, helping propel the Golden Eagles to the Division III final four. Niagara Falls graduate DaQuan Hubbard caught five balls for 125 yards and former South Park star Tyree Brown ran five times for 23 yards and a touchdown in Brockport's 31-28 victory against Delaware Valley. Lancaster’s Matt Szymanski also forced a fumble and recorded 11 tackles. Brockport, coached by Lancaster native Jason Mangone, will face Mary Hardin-Baylor (Texas)in the semifinals.

2. Niagara men's hockey: The Purple Eagles continued their hot start, sweeping Air Force to move to 9-5-1 overall and 8-2-1 in Atlantic Hockey. With the victories, Niagara passed Canisius to move to the top of the conference standings and earned a spot in the USCHO hockey poll. No. 20 Niagara plays a home-and-home series with the Golden Griffins this weekend.

3. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: The Bonnies notched a pair of solid victories, starting with a 75-55 victory against Siena in Albany  to claim the Franciscan Cup. Saturday brought more good news, as start point guard Jaylen Adams returned from injury in the Bonnies' 73-62 victory against UB. St. Bonaventure looks to keep rolling when it faces Canisius at the Koessler Center on Wednesday.

4. St. Bonaventure women's swimming: The Bonnies set three school records at the Zippy Invitational in Akron, Ohio. Devon McFadden, Maria Rocchi, Lina Kutsko and Katrina Wardner posted a time of 1:43.64 in the 200 medley relay, breaking the previous Bona record by .04 seconds. Kutsko also broke  her previous record in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle by one second each.

5. Niagara women's swimming: It was also a record-breaking occasion for the Purple Eagles at the Zippy meete. Hannah Charlton broke her own  record in the 200 butterfly twice. Julia Casolo, Yvonne Schere, Isabella DeSimone and Hayley Tasselmyer bested the school record in the 400 free relay by two seconds.

6. Shaquana Owens: The Villa Maria junior forward (Tapestry) was stellar in the Vikings'  76-62 victory against Genessee CCy. She recorded a triple-double, putting up 21 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds. Villa is ranked third in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Coaches Poll.

7. Buffalo State men's and women's hockey: The Bengals teams combined to go 4-0, outscoring opponents 21-3. Emma Ruggiero (Sacred Heart) and Erin Gehen (West Seneca West) each as the women swept a two-game series from SUNY Canton, while Zach Nieminen scored three for the men against Plattsburgh before a win over Potsdam.

8. UB football's All-MAC selections: The Bulls didn't get an invitation  to a bowl, but a handful of UB players did get good news. Wide receiver Anthony Johnson and linebacker Khalil Hodge were named to the All-Mid American Conference first team. Defensive end Demone Harris was named to the second team and center James O’Hagan and defensive end Chuck Harris were named to the third team.

9. Lainy Pierce: The former Eden women's volleyball player recorded two digs as Penn State defeated Pittsburgh to move to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Nittany Lions will play Missouri Friday.

10. UB women's basketball: The Bulls were unable to keep up with Arizona State in the opening round of the ASU Tournament in Tempe, Ariz., but responded well with a strong shooting day against UNLV in the consolation game. UB shot 50 percent from the field and forced 26 turnovers in its 80-53 victory against the UNLV's Lady Rebels. Four Bulls scored double-digit points, led by Cierra Dillard with 18.

Honorable mention

* UB basketball's CJ Massinburg was named the MAC East Player of the Week.

* D'Youville men's basketball helped raise money for Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria, selling bracelets and t-shirts and putting on a "Benefit for Puerto Rico" game Monday.

* Jermaine Crumpton (Niagara Falls) scored a season-high 24 points in Canisius men's basketball's 73-60 win against Dartmouth.

* St. Bonaventure women's lacrosse goalie Morgan Conroy was selected by the Long Island Sound in the United Women's Lacrosse League college draft.

* The Hilbert women's basketball team has won its last four, while the men's team has won its last three.

Week One

College Power 10: Streak of clean sheets lifts Canisius men's soccer to top spot; Daemen triathlete second

Week Two

College Power 10: Last-minute TD shoots Buff State's Hoppy up list; Canisius men's soccer still tops

Week Three

College Power 10: UB basketball tops after landing commitment from Rochester's Jeenathan Williams

Week Four

College Power 10: UB's Drew Anderson tops the list after 597-yard, seven-TD performance

Week Five

College Power 10: Bengals men's soccer moves into NCAA Top 25

Week Six

College Power 10: Buffalo State men's soccer, JCC women's volleyball continue streaks

Week Seven

College Power 10: Jamestown CC volleyball, Kutsko still perfect this season

Week Eight

College Power 10: Medaille men's soccer tops after dramatic AMCC title win

Week Nine

College Power 10: Niagara men's basketball earns top spot with upset; UB's Tyree Jackson second

Week 10

College Power 10: Reese tops after recording first Canisius triple-double

Week 11

College Power 10: St. Bonaventure upsets Maryland, Bulls earn bowl eligibility

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