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Chuck Kearney led a second-half rally as Niagara County Community College handed Monroe CC its first loss of the season, 63-58, in a Penn-York Conference basketball game Wednesday night at Rochester.

NCCC, which trailed at halftime, 31-18, went ahead for good, 50-48, on Jim Shiesley's three-pointfield goal with 6:31 left. Kearney, who had five assists, scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, when Jim Rayford scored 10 of his 14. Damon Mason had 10 points and added nine rebounds for NCCC (4-2, overall and league).

Rob Nurse had 15 points for Monroe (8-1, 4-1).

WRESTLING: Bill Stanbro, a returning All-America, pinned Wright State 167-pounder Greg Strochinsky in 27 seconds to lead the University at Buffalo (3-0) to a 21-16 victory. UB also had winning decisions by Nick Rastelli (Grand Island) at 118, Mark Hall (Franklinville) at 142 and Paul Fiorvanti at 158.

MEN'S SWIMMING: Two Depew graduates -- Jim Higgins (1- and 3-meter diving) and Jim Nusall (50-meter free in 26.05 and 100-meter free in 58.35) paced Buffalo State to a 125-105 victory over Nazareth. Nusall also was on the Bengals' winning 400 medley relay team.

HOCKEY: Erie CC tied Conestoga (Ont.), 3-3, in an International Collegiate Hockey League game on John Mathisen's goal. Lance Ess and Todd Gagliardi also scored for ECC (7-0-2, 4-0-1).

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Canisius posted its first victory over Syracuse in the 11-year history of the series, 72-63, at the Koessler Center. Anne Brocker scored 20 points and added seven rebounds while Jennifer McHugh had 18 points, including three three-pointers, for the Lady Griffs (4-1). Holly Oslander had 20 points and 15 rebounds for Syracuse (3-3). . . . Stacia Dagwell scored 28 points (including 12 of 13 from the free-throw line) and Tricia Atkinson had 27 for Houghton (2-4) in an 86-67 victory over Pitt-Bradford, whose Amy Fitzsimmons had 22. . . . St. John Fisher (7-0) routed Daemen, 88-58, as Sandy Chupp scored 14. Julie Bellavia had 19 for Daemen (1-5). . . . Michelle Finn and Tracy Smith each scored 12 for Alfred University (0-5) in a 53-47 loss to Nazareth (5-1).

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