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Canisius makes late dash to win

The Canisius women's basketball team had quite a finishing kick Sunday.

The Golden Griffins went on a 13-2 run in the final 2:36 to defeat St. Peter's, 65-57, Sunday afternoon in Jersey City, N.J. It was the second Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference win in as many tries for Canisius, its first 2-0 conference start since 2001-02.

Jesse Lamparski hit two free throws and a three-pointer to turn a 55-52 deficit into a 57-55 lead. Canisius stayed ahead the rest of the way.

Megan Lyte led the Griffins with 16 points, while Lamparski had 14. Kristen Hood led St. Peter's with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

In Riverdale, visiting Niagara couldn't stop Gabrielle Cottrell down the stretch as Manhattan recorded a 70-63 win over the Purple Eagles (1-7, 0-2 MAAC). Cottrell had seven points in 81 seconds as the Jaspers pulled away in the final minutes.

Niagara's Shaunna Ambrose led all scorers with 19 points. Cathy Rutter added a career-high 10 points. Cottrell had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Manhattan.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Lakeland C.C. defeated Erie Community College, 83-72, in the championship game of the Lakeland Tournament in Mentor, Ohio. Dewan Stroud (Seneca) had 21 points and Jason Thompson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Kats (5-7).

NOTEWORTHY: Bishop Timon-St. Jude graduate Fran Snyder became the 20th player in Rochester Institute of Technology history to surpass the 1,000-point mark Friday when he scored 10 points in RIT's 66-61 Division III win over visiting York College.

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