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College Power 10: St. Bonaventure ends No. 16 Rhode Island's win streak

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

1. St. Bonaventure men's basketball: Students swarmed the Reilly Center court Friday night after the Bonnies put an abrupt end to the longest active winning streak in Division I basketball. Matt Mobley, the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, scored 26 points as the Bonnies upset No. 16 Rhode Island, 77-74, to end the Rams' 16-game win streak and 22-game streak in conference.

2. University at Buffalo women's basketball: The Bulls edged the Mid-American Conference favorite, Central Michigan, 85-82, getting   24 points from Cassie Oursler (Grand Island) and 20 from Stephanie Reid. It was the Chippewas'  first MAC loss of the season. Felisha Legette-Jack's squad clinched a bye to Cleveland for the MAC Tournament with a win against Akron on Saturday.

3. Lina Kutsko: The St. Bonaventure swimmer was named the Most Outstanding Performer at the A-10 Championships after winning four gold medals and five medals overall. She finished first in the 50-yard freestyle, 100 butterfly, 400 medley relay and 100 freestyle.

4. Victoria Rampado: The Niagara Falls, Ont., native had a Senior Day to remember, scoring 27 points and breaking Niagara's career soring record in a 68-65 victory over Monmouth. Rampado, who recorded her 13th double-double of the season, hit a floater in the fourth quarter to pass Eva Cunningham's all-time record.

5. UB men's basketball: The Bulls clinched their second-ever outright MAC East title with a 95-82 win over Bowling Green. Like the women, the men's team clinched a bye into the second round of the MAC Tournament in Cleveland for the MAC Tournament. UB, winner of two straight, plays at Miami (Ohio) at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

6. Travis Wright: The Canisius senior took home the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference's Most Outstanding Diver Award at the MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships this weekend. He won both the 1-meter and 3-meter, becoming the first MAAC diver to win six conference championships. His coach, Ian O'Rourke, earned MAAC Diving Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

7. Daemen women's bowling: The Wildcats won five matches at the Brother Patrick Lacey Memorial Tournament to earn their first tournament championship ever. Daemen's Katie Good (Hamburg) and Rachel Steele were named to the All-Tournament team.

8. Buffalo State women's basketball: The Bengals didn't just defeat Fredonia they also ended the Blue Devils'  season. Buffalo State won the battle for the sixth and last playoff position in the  State University of New York Athletic Conference Tournament, 74-60. The Bengals will play third-seeded Cortland in the SUNYAC Quarterfinals Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

9. Masia Phillips: The Hilbert men's basketball guard picked the right time to take his only three-point attempt at Mount Aloysius. He hit from long range with four seconds left in the second half, lifting the Hawks to a 65-64 victory. Hilbert, which finished 13-5 in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference regular season, plays at Penn State Altoona in the first round of the AMCC Tournament at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

10. Fredonia men's hockey: The Blue Devils closed the season with a 6-2 win against Morrisville State, clinching the fifth seed in the SUNYAC Tournament. Fredonia will travel to Plattsburgh State Wednesday to play the fourth-seeded Cardinals at 7 p.m.

Honorable mention:

• St. Bonaventure men's swimming freshman Tjaard Krusch was named the A-10 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer after capturing three medals at the conference's championships.

• No. 2 Villa Maria men's basketball closed its regular season with an 81-72 victory against Valley Forge. The Vikings host Saint Joseph Friday at 8 p.m. in the Northeast Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Tournament. The women, who ended their regular season with a 71-57 victory against No. 9 SUNY Canton, also will meet Saint Joseph in the NIAC Tournament. Their game with the Fighting Saints is at 4 p.m.

• Canisius men's lacrosse attackman Ryan McKee scored five goals in the Golden Griffins' season-opening loss to Dartmouth.

• ECC women's swimming and diving and men's bowling both finished second in the Region 3 Championships. Two school records were set by the women: Tabby Smith (Frontier), Haley Roblee (Pioneer), Allie DeBiase (Newfane) and Abbie Ettinger (Kenmore West) broke the 200-yard freestyle relay record, while Roblee set an ECC best in 3-meter diving.

• Hilbert women's basketball closed the regular season with a win against Mount Aloysius. The Hawks are the first seed in the AMCC Playoffs, earning a bye to the semifinals.

• Both Medaille's men's and women's basketball ended the regular season with a victory against Franciscan. The men are the third seed in the AMCC Tournament and will host Mount Aloysius at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The women are the fourth seed and host Penn State Behrend at 8 p.m. Wednesday.

• Niagara CCC men's basketball upset No. 9 Monroe CC, 86-72, on Wednesday.

• Monica June (Hutch Tech) scored a career-high 29 points in D'Youville's season-ending 71-55 loss to La Roche.

• D'Youville men's volleyball earned its first conference victory of the season with a 3-2 defeat of Medaille.

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

Week 17

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

Week 18

College Power 10: Brockport's Mangone named Coach of the Year; Daemen enters regional rankings

Week 19

College Power 10: Canisius and UB both defeat conference favorites

Week 20

College Power 10: Niagara's Towns, UB's Oursler have career days

Week 21

College Power 10: St. Bonaventure's Adams, Niagara's Dukes boast career bests

Week 22

College Power 10: Adams scoring spree is one for the books at Bona

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