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Bona women lose fourth in row

For the second game in a row, 16 wasn't a sweet number for the St. Bonaventure women's basketball team.

The Bonnies made a mere 16 of 58 shots in dropping a 62-41 decision Sunday to George Washington in an Atlantic 10 Conference game played before 523 in the Reilly Center.

Bona shot 16 of 54 in Friday's 73-39 loss at Charlotte.

With Bona trailing, 24-22, late in the first half, the Colonials (17-6, 10-2) used a 7-0 burst to close the frame and then scored 24 of the first 35 points in the second to eliminate the suspense and send the Bonnies (8-15, 2-10) to their fourth straight defeat.

Bona made just six field goals in the second half and shot 20 percent from behind the arc for the game.

Stefanie Collins led Bona with 11 points, draining three three-pointers to boost her career total to 272. The school record for career treys is 291 (Suzie Dailer). Freshman Ashley Edwards recorded her second double-double with 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

Niagara's game against Iona in New Rochelle was rescheduled for 2 p.m. today because of heavy snow in the New York City area.

D'Youville held Polytechnic to four first-half points en route to a 44-29 win. Heather Russell scored eight points for the Spartans (12-9, 11-2 North East Athletic Conference).


MEN'S BASKETBALL: Daemen took over sole possession of first place in the American Mideast Conference North Division with an 83-68 win at Saint Vincent (Pa.). Joe Olsen had 28 points and 12 rebounds for Daemen (18-8, 8-3), which shot 66 percent from the floor in the second half. . . . Ross King and Kyle Ward each scored 18 points as D'Youville (4-19, 3-11 NEAC) lost to Polytechnic, 61-60.


WOMEN'S HOCKEY: Amy Jack had a goal and an assist during Niagara's 4-3 College Hockey America loss to visiting Robert Morris. Charde Hoyle-Levy and Melanie Mills also scored for the Purple Eagles (7-17-5, 1-6-1). Jack tied Candice Moxley for fifth place on NU's career goal list with 34.

Rachel Bennett made 33 saves for Buffalo State (4-13-2, 0-8) in a 3-0 ECAC West loss to Utica.


MEN'S HOCKEY: Jeremy Lang had a goal and an assist for Erie Community College in a 5-3 loss to Mohawk Valley. . . . Sean Burke scored twice as Buffalo State (11-12-1, 8-6 SUNYAC) earned a 6-2 win over Potsdam late Saturday to clinch the fifth seed in the conference playoffs. Buffalo State plays Friday at No. 4 Plattsburgh in its second conference playoff appearance.


MEN'S SWIMMING: Erie Community College's five-man team placed second in the NJCAA Region III Championships at Monroe Community College in suburban Rochester. Andrew Seltz (200 backstroke) and Adam Dewey (100 free) posted their second wins of the meet and won Region III titles as all of ECC's swimmers qualified for the NJCAA Championships March 1-4 in Palo Alto, Texas.


WOMEN'S TENNIS: University at Buffalo routed Colgate, 7-0, as Andreea Novaceanu won her third singles match, 6-0, 6-0.


TRACK AND FIELD: UB's men's and women's teams posted 10th-place finishes at the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup at Penn State. Roy Richards won the long jump for the men, while Jen Jezorski finished second in the mile in a school-record time of 4:50.20 for the women.


WRESTLING: Niagara County Community College won its eighth Region III championship in 10 years, beating second-place Alfred, 125-100 1/2 . K.C. Colling (Pioneer, 174 pounds), Mike Collura (184 pounds) and Colin Thompson (Grand Island, 275) won regional titles and were among the nine NCCC wrestlers to qualify for the NJCAA Tournament on Feb. 24-25 in Rochester, Minn.

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