Big days from Jerry Young and Shane Johnson propeled Buffalo State past Olivet, 91-76, Saturday in the consolation game of the Tiffin Kiwanis Basketball Tournament at Tiffin, Ohio.
Young led the Bengals with game-high totals of 25 points and 10 rebounds. Johnson added 23 points, four assists and three blocks as Buffalo State improved to 4-3. Nate Gainey, who hit seven of nine shots, added 15 points and was the Bengals' lone selection to the all-tournament team.
The Bengals, who held a 45-37 halftime lead, shot 59 percent (35 of 59) from the field to keep Olivet at bay. The losers connected on only 24 of 57 shots (42 percent).
Buffalo State actually shot better from the field than at the free-throw line, where it was only 18 of 33 (55 percent). That was overcome, in part, by a 31-28 rebounding advantage and an offense that committed only 11 turnovers.
Sophomore guard Dan Farry hit four of six from the field for 11 points in his second start for the Bengals. Reserve Sean Gray had eight points, four steals and two blocks in only 12 minutes of action.
Darren Zwick led Olivet (4-7) with 18 points. Olivet coach Gary Morrison was ejected from the game with 3:55 to play after receiving two technical fouls in a 76-second span.
Malone, which beat Buffalo State in Friday's first round, won the championship with a 100-90 victory over Heidelberg.
Buffalo State returns to action Friday, when it plays Geneva (Pa.) in the first round of the Mt. Union Tournament at Alliance, Ohio.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Sophomore Kim Kuhn scored 23 points as Niagara topped St. Bonaventure, 86-72, for its fifth straight victory. Pam Gleason added 22 points and Stacie Kane 17 for the Lady Eagles (5-2). Sophomore Jodi Urich led the Lady Bonnies (4-3) with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
WRESTLING: Dan Uhteg won all three of his matches at 190 pounds to move to 12-0 as Niagara County Community College split four matches at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill. NCCC beat DuPage, 43-8, and Anoka-Ramsey (Minn.), 26-23. The latter victory came on heavyweight Dave Nedell's pin with 16 seconds remaining.
The Trailblazers (6-3), ranked seventh in the national junior college poll, then lost to a pair of top five teams from Illinois as Lincoln posted a 33-6 win and Levonsee squeaked out a 26-20 decision.