For a second consecutive night, Erik O'Bryan (North Tonawanda) came up with a strong effort for the Buffalo State men's basketball team, scoring 19 points to lead the Bengals to a 63-57 win over Rose-Hulman College in the consolation game of the Purple & Gold Holiday Tournament in Defiance, Ohio.
O'Bryan, who had scored 23 for the Bengals Monday in a 98-80 first-round loss to host Defiance, hit three three-point field goals during a 15-0 second-half run Tuesday that put the Bengals ahead for good.
Mike Murphy and Leshawn Oates added 12 points each for Buffalo State (3-3) against Rose-Hulman.
Meanwhile, Daemen (7-4) continued its swing through Florida with a 79-62 loss to Eckerd College of St. Petersburg. Danny McCabe led Daemen with 22 points.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Marshall led by as many as 16 points in the first half and held off visiting Canisius, 67-58.
Kim Barker had 12 points, Stephanie Stacer 11 and Maggie Guidry 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Griffins (1-8). Marshall (4-8) was led by Kristina Behnfeldt with 20 points and Cindy McCauley with 16.