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Niagara, Bona conquer road

The Niagara women's basketball team was on the road Monday night, but for coach Bill Agronin, he was home. The Purple Eagles beat Jacksonville (Fla.) University, 73-69, in the first meeting between the schools. Agronin, in his 13th season at Niagara, is a 1970 graduate of JU and played on the Dolphin baseball team as an outfielder from 1968-70.

The win helped NU (7-4) shake off a three-game losing streak. Sara Prybyl led four scorers in double figures with a career-high 18 points. She suffered a head injury in the first half, got bandaged up, and returned to the game. She went to the hospital afterward for stitches.

Elsewhere, the St. Bonaventure women scored 23 of the final 25 points of the game and pulled off a 49-42, come-from-behind win over Fairleigh Dickinson in Hackensack, N.J.

The Bonnies have won three straight road games for the first time since 1996-97. Audrey Latendresse posted 18 points and 11 rebounds for Bona (6-5). St. Bonaventure trailed, 40-26, with 8:10 left when the improbable comeback began.

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