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College Power 10: Bonnies upset Syracuse, UB women defeat St. John's

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

1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Jaylen Adams scored 23 points and played the entire game as the Bonnies defeated Syracuse, 60-57, in overtime. It was St. Bonaventure's first victory against the Orange since 1981 and its first-ever  over Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. The Bonnies received five votes in the lastest AP poll.

2. UB women's basketball: Stephanie Reid hit a layup and a free throw with five seconds remaining to lift the Bulls past St. John's, 73-72, on Thursday. The victory is UB's first over a Big East school since 2002. St. John's, ranked No. 16 in the RPI at the time of the game, is the highest-ranked team UB has ever beaten under coach Felisha Legette-Jack.

3. Shaquana Owens: The Villa Maria women's basketball star recorded two triple-doubles as the Vikings won their tenth and 11th straight home victories against Sheridan. Owens (Tapestry) had 19 points, 16 rebounds and 11 assists in the first win, 83-71, and 13 points, 15 rebounds and 12 assists in the second,  80-60.

4. Villa Maria men's basketball: Like the women, the men's Vikings are also riding a win streak. Villa Maria has won eight straight after defeating Southern State and No. 6 Washington Adventist at the Millenium Hotel Holiday Can-Am Classic, hosted by Villa.

5. Wes Clark: The UB basketball transfer was impactful in his first week of eligibility, notching 15 points and six assists against Syracuse and 17 points and eight assists against Texas A&M.

6. Niagara men's basketball: The Purple Eagles won a pair of games last week, defeating Cleveland State and Cornell to extend their winning streak to three games. Niagara kicks off Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play Friday against Iona.

7. Canisius men's basketball: Four players scored in double-digits, led by Isaiah Reese with 18, in the Golden Griffins' 76-62 victory against Robert Morris. The win was Canisius' first on the road this season and gives the team a two-game win streak heading into the conference opener against Rider on Friday.

8. Niagara women's basketball: The Purple Eagles put on the biggest rout of the week, demolishing Colgate, 81-44. Victoria Rampado scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Kaylee Stroemple scored 14 points. Maggie McIntyre (14 points) and Amherst grad Claire Wanzer (nine points) both set career-highs for scoring.

9. Tiana Pugh: The Canisius women's basketball sophomore had a career day against Middle Tennessee, scoring 19 points and grabbing five rebounds in a 55-45 defeat. Until then, Pugh never had scored in double-digits in her career.

10. The MacDonalds: Daemen men's basketball coach Mike MacDonald, his wife Maura and their sons, former Canisius High basketball players Matt and Patrick, current Crusader Nick and middle schooler Mark were featured in a story in USA Today by Erik Brady this week. Maura has an incredible balancing act in following all the Daemen, Penn, SUNY-Maritime, Canisius and St. Benedict School games.

Previous Power 10s

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

Week 12

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

Week 13

College Power 10: Canisius men's hockey sweeps ranked Niagara

Week 14

College Power 10: Dillard records first double-double, ECC defeats NCCC

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