* The entire University at Buffalo men's hoops team gets a nod for its collective rebounding efforts last week. In three home games, in which the Bulls went 2-1, the team averaged 40.6 rebounds including 18.6 offensive boards.
* Also getting a team nod is the Canisius women's basketball squad for its defensive effort at Syracuse. The Golden Griffins held the Orange to just 43 points in a win in the Carrier Dome last week. It was the fewest points the Griffs have given up this season, snapping them out of a three-game losing funk.
* Career highs were all around for the Niagara women's basketball team in its home win over Marshall last week. Shaunna Ambrose (right) scored a career-high 34 points, including 23 in the second half, while Michelle Manfredi had a career-high 14 rebounds and eight assists.
* Buffalo native and Canisius College grad Michael Sisti has guided the Mercyhurst women's hockey team to an impressive first half of the season. The Lakers are 16-1-1 overall and ranked No. 1 in both major national women's hockey polls. Meanwhile, former Niagara player Scott McDonald has the RIT women's team off to a 10-0-0 start in Division III. The Tigers are outscoring their opponents, 55-5.
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* Daemen's women's basketball team travels to Pitt-Johnstown for a tournament this Friday and Saturday. The Wildcats are 10-2 and winners of five straight. Former Western New York Player of the Year Allison Depp (Lockport) recently became the second player in school history to grab 1,000 career rebounds. With 1,004 she needs seven more to become Daemen's all-time leading rebounder.
* St. Bonaventure women's basketball looks to extend its improbable streak at the Wagner Holiday Tournament on Friday and Saturday. The Bonnies have won three straight games, including a win at Michigan, and have won four straight on the road.
-- Amy Moritz