Canisius' four-game winless streak in hockey is over and so are the Ice Griffs' scoring doldrums, it seems.
Chris Duggan scored a pair of first-period goals, his sixth and seventh of the season, to send the Golden Griffins to a 5-1 victory over American International College at the Buffalo State Sports Arena on Sunday.
David Deeves and Jeff Street each had a goal and an assist, Kyle Allen had a goal and Rob Martin had a pair of assists for the Griffs, who scored nine goals in their previous four games. Canisius improved to 11-10-3 overall, 9-8-3 and is in fifth place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Goalie Stephen Fabiilli had 20 saves for Canisius. Chance Thede had 24 stops for AIC (9-16-1, 9-11-1 in the MAAC).
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Manhattan (13-11, 7-8), which trailed by seven at halftime, rallied for a 71-60 victory over Canisius (7-15, 4-10) in a MAAC game at Draddy Gym in Riverdale.
Jill Knapic led the Griffs with 19 points. Tricia Breznitsky had 10. Griffs' scoring leader Shauna Geronzin was held to five points on 2-of-15 shooting in 23 minutes. Brita Hinkle had 21 for the Jaspers.
Niagara (9-14, 6-8) lost at Iona (6-17, 3-11), 81-75, in a MAAC game at the Mulcahy Center in New Rochelle. Megan Cobb socored 25 points to lead the Gaels, who are tied for last place in the conference. Amy Getman had 22 points while Katie Murphy had 12 and the O'Donohue twins, Jessie and Becky, had 11 each for the Purple Eagles.
St. Bonaventure turned in 30 minutes of solid play before fading in a 77-62 loss to Temple in an Atlantic 10 Conference game at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
Bona (6-17, 2-10) led, 47-46, with 11 minutes to play but the Owls (15-7, 8-3) took the lead for good behind the shooting of Natalia Isaac, who scored 11 straight points.
Melissa Fazio (10 of 10 at the foul line) led the Bonnies with 20 points. St. Bonaventure was 23 of 26 at the stripe for the game. Courtney Mattingly had 14 points and Gellaine Clarke had 11 rebounds. Isaac and Athena Christoforakis each had 20 points for Temple.
Cazenovia defeated Hilbert, 62-51. Amanda Smolarek (Mount Mercy) of the Hawks had 22 points and 18 rebounds. . . . Mount Aloysius (18-9) defeated D'Youville (9-10), 72-57. Mary Legnard led the Spartans with 15 points and Carrie Stevens added 12 with 15 rebounds. . . . ECC lost at Herkimer, 63-40, to drop to 9-18 on the season. Chaney Barlow led the Kats with 14 points.
MEN'S BASKETBALL: Six Erie Community College players scored in double figures in the Kats' 83-61 victory at Herkimer CC. Abdul Hasane (19 points), Lawrence Maroney (16), Josh Dean (14), David Delafe (14) and Justin Filipski (11) led the ECC scoring while Joe Cherico chipped in with 12 rebounds and Jason Hargrove had nine assists. ECC is 20-8. . . . Ed Hill scored 28 points and Dathan Madding (Timon/St. Jude) had 17 in Hilbert's 87-67 win over Cazenovia. The Hawks are 11-9.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Niagara County Community College defeated Cornell in the finals, avenging a loss to the Big Red in pool play earlier in the day to win its own tournament in Sanborn. Bill Schultz (Grand Island) led NCCC with 34 kills and eight blocks.
BOWLING: ECC captured the men's and women's team titles at the Association of College Unions International Region II tournament in Syracuse. Anna Roewer (1,965) and Jocelyn Stutz (1,863) finished 1-2 in the women's all-events. David Sher of Utica/Rome (2,166) won the men's all-events. Roewer and Sher qualified for the ACUI Individual Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. May 8-10.