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COLLINS' SHOOTING LIFTS ST. BONAVENTURE

Junior guard Stefanie Collins poured in 25 points to lead St. Bonaventure past Canisius, 81-64, in the consolation game of the St. Bonaventure Shootout at First Arena in Elmira.

The Bonnies took a 40-32 lead into halftime, but mounted a 14-6 run in the first 5:54 of the second half to go ahead, 54-38. The Bonnies led, 66-44, at the 7:58 mark when Canisius went on a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 66-51 with 5:45 left.

Collins responded with a three-pointer from the right baseline to silence the Golden Griffins. Canisius would come no closer than a 13-point deficit.

The Bonnies went 28 for 68 (41 percent) from the field and 50 percent (2 for 4) from behind the arc. Canisius finished the game 24 for 72 (33 percent) from the field and 6 for 16 (37 percent) from three-point range.

St. Bonaventure won the battle of the boards, 52-50. The Bonnies forced 22 Canisius turnovers, while committing 16.

Collins finished the game with a team-high four steals to go with her 25 points.

Senior forward Tory Vyborny and sophomore forward Audrey Latendresse both posted double-doubles for Bona. Vyborny chipped in with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Latendresse pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds to go with 15 points and a team-high four assists.

Canisius' Abby Radunske and Megan Lyte led the Griffs with 19 and 17 points, respectively.

The win evened the Bonnies' record at 1-1, while Canisius dropped to 0-2.

Elsewhere, the University at Buffalo committed 29 turnovers and lost to Holy Cross, 73-42, at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. After tying the game at 2-2, the Bulls (0-2) missed nine shots and committed five turnovers on 14 consecutive trips down the floor over the next six minutes, allowing the Crusaders to jump to a 15-2 lead.

The Crusaders' defense bothered Buffalo all day long, holding the Bulls to just 25 percent shooting from the floor to take a commanding 30-16 lead at the break. Holy Cross took its largest lead, 64-34, on an Ashley Brennan-McBride jump-hook with 4:40 left. Brooke Mounier led the Bulls with 14 points while Heather Turner (Mount Mercy) and Allison Bennett added 12 each.

Buffalo State defeated visiting Elmira College, 59-53, to win the Betty Abgott Tournament. D'Youville beat Mt. St. Vincent, 58-43, in the consolation.

Buffalo State (2-0) trailed by as many as 15 points in the first half, but rallied to take its first lead with 3:05 remaining. Tourney MVP Darnika Moseley and Tawan Slaughter (Christian Central) combined for 31 points. Jacey Brooks (Franklinville) added 14 points and 12 rebounds and Amanda Benoit had a career-high 17 rebounds.

In the consolation, D'Youville (1-1) never trailed. The Spartans were led by Kate Modafferi's 14 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Rachel Placito scored 13 points, Tricia Keltz added 10 points, and Tracey Travis grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds.

Katie Estes (Olean) had 14 points and Cheryl Kindzia (Williamsville North) had seven rebounds for Fredonia in a 71-58 loss to Oswego in the finals of the Skidmore Invitational.

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