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College Power 10: Niagara's Rampado scores career-high 41 points

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

1. Victoria Rampado: The Niagara women's basketball forward was incredibly efficient in a 73-68 victory against Siena Sunday, hitting 17 of 23 from the field for a career-high 41 points. Her point total is the second largest single-game output in Purple Eagles program history and is tied for the seventh largest in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference history.

2. University at Buffalo men's basketball: The Bulls are 2-0 in Mid-American Conference play after defeating Toledo at home on Tuesday and Ball State on the road on Saturday. The 83-63 victory against Ball State snapped the Cardinals' nine-game win streak that included a shocking upset of then-No. 9 Notre Dame. Bulls forward Nick Perkins was named the MAC East Player of the Week after recording double-doubles in both games.

3. Buffalo State men's hockey: The No. 14 Bengals extended their winning streak to seven games with a sweep of Neumann this weekend. Buffalo State, which has outscored opponents 37-9 in the last seven games, bested the Knights 5-3 on Friday and 3-0 on Saturday.

4. Niagara men's basketball: The Purple Eagles went 2-0 in MAAC play this week, defeating Siena on Friday and going on a 20-1 run in the second half to defeat Marist Sunday. Matt Scott scored a combined 41 points in the two games, while Marvin Prochet scored a team-high 20 against Siena.

5. Mariah Ruff: The St. Bonaventure senior guard scored 24 points and moved into fifth place in program history in career assists in the Bonnies' 69-59 victory against UMass Saturday. Ruff earned Atlantic 10 Player of the Week honors after averaging 27.5 points and 4.0 rebounds against St. Joseph's and UMass.

6. Derian Plouffe: The Niagara hockey forward scored twice, including the game-winning goal with four minutes and 58 seconds remaining in the third, to lift the Purple Eagles to a 4-3 win against RIT Friday. He assisted on both Niagara goals in a 2-2 tie with the Tigers Saturday.

7. Nick Palumbo: The freshman UB wrestler made a splash in his first career dual, upsetting Columbia's Jacob Macalooly in the first match of the Bulls' 25-13 victory Saturday.

8. Jenna Einink: The Fredonia women's basketball forward and Chautauqua Lake graduate was named the State University of New York Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Athlete of the Week after scoring a combined 39 points in the Blue Devils' wins against Potsdam and Plattsburgh. She also grabbed 12 rebounds against Potsdam for her first double-double of the season.

9. Villa Maria women's basketball: The Vikings completed a road sweep this weekend, defeating Penn State York Friday and Penn State Mont Alto on Saturday. Villa Maria, riding a four-game win streak, got 25 points from Bianca Brown (Niagara Falls) in the first game and 26 from Shaquana Owens (Tapestry) in the second.

10. Daemen men's basketball: The Wildcats defeated Rochester rivals Robert Wesleyan for a 13th straight time and set a season high for single-game points in a 98-73 victory Saturday. Andrew Sischo was named the East Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season after averaging 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in the Wildcats' two games last week.

Honorable mention:

* UB punter and Niagara Falls native Kyle DeWeen was selected to play in the SPIRAL Tropical Bowl.

* Daemen women's basketball's Tiara Filbert was named the ECC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week.

* ECC men's hockey defeated Penn State Behrend 6-2 on Saturday and 3-2 on Sunday.

* Justice Fagan and Jalen Smith combined for 44 points in Medaille men's basketball's 82-74 victory against Mount Aloysius.

* Buffalo State men's basketball defeated Potsdam, 83-76, thanks to 23 points from Malik Turner.

* Hilbert women's basketball's Ashley Repine had 14 points and 11 rebounds in the Hawks' 59-54 win against Pitt-Greensburg.

* D'Youville men's basketball defeated Franciscan, 75-66, to earn the Spartans' first conference victory of the season.

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

Week 15

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

Week 16

College Power 10: Adams and Mobley combine for 60 against UMass

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