St. Bonaventure wiped out a six-point halftime deficit Thursday night with the help of 70-percent shooting after intermission in a 67-57 Atlantic 10 Conference women's basketball win over visiting Fordham at the Reilly Center. The Bonnies shot 14 for 20 from the field in the second half while improving to 2-7 in the conference and 6-14 overall. Fordham fell to 1-8 in the A-10 and 4-16 overall.
Lyndsey Maurer and Melissa Fazio packed a potent one-two punch for Bona by scoring 21 and 20 points, respectively. Maurer was 7 for 9 from the field and 7 for 7 from the foul line, where the Bonnies finished the night 21 for 26 as a team.
Angela Scott added 14 points for the winners while Mobolaji Akiode scored 12 and Chinyere Vann and Lauren Fleischer chipped in with 10 apiece for the Rams, who shot just 39 percent from the field.
Meanwhile, Adrienne Welka (North Tonawanda) scored 18 points and Monica Mihalics (Hutch-Tech) and Hollie Speroni chipped in with 14 each to lead Daemen past Roberts Wesleyan, 84-69, in a Northeast Athletic Conference game in Rochester.
Erie Community College (9-13) used 17 points from Chaney Barlow, 16 from Lori Davis and 15 from Colleen Brict to knock off host Niagara CCC, 62-55.
Krysta Tracy (Lewiston-Porter) had 22 points and 10 rebounds, Becky Jordan (Wilson) 16 points and six rebounds and Helen Krull (Kenmore East) 13 points and eight assists for the Trail Blazers.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Adrian Baugh (Traditional) scored 23 points and Monty Montgomery (Bennett) added 21, but their efforts could not keep Daemen from dropping a 72-71 decision at Roberts Wesleyan. Daemen is 3-1 in the Northeast Athletic Conference and 13-11 overall.
David Delafe had 27 points and Jason Hargrove 18 points and nine assists to lead ECC to a 112-67 romp over NCCC. Lawrence Maroney and Chris Spencer each had 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Kats (16-7, 5-4).