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Bonnies triumph in Texas

St. Bonaventure (8-4) got back to its winning ways in women's basketball with a 46-37 win over the host team in the University of Texas-San Antonio Holiday Classic on Tuesday night.

The Bonnies took their first lead, 13-12, on a three-point basket by CeCe Dixon and never headed. They expanded the lead to 28-16 at halftime and never let the Roadrunners get closer than four in the second half.

Jessica Jenkins led the Bonnies with 15 points. Megan Van Tatenhove had 12.

Meanwhile at Anderson Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio, defending Mid-American Conference champion Bowling Green had little difficulty defeating Canisius, 82-59.

It was the Falcons' 11th straight win since a 63-62 loss to Evansville in the season opener.

Senior guard Tracy Pontius led the Falcons with 16 points.

Freshman Courtney VandeBovenkamp had 19 points for the Griffs (3-7) and Jen Morabito, another freshman, had 18.

Bowling Green (11-1) built a 46-30 halftime lead.

It was the last of four straight road games for Canisius, which will face Maryland-Eastern Shore at the Koessler Center next Tuesday in its last nonconference game.


Tonight's games

Canisius and Niagara each will meet a first-time opponent on tonight's Big 4 men's basketball schedule.

The Golden Griffins (4-6) are in Beaumont, Texas, to face the Lamar University Cardinals (5-5) at the Montagne Center. Canisius is coming off a loss to Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La., on Sunday. Lamar, a member of the Southland Conference, dropped a 68-65 game to Louisiana-Lafayette.

Niagara (3-8), meanwhile, will take on Quinnipiac (7-2) of the Northeast Conference at the Gallagher Center (7 p.m.). The visiting Bobcats are coming off a 73-66 victory over Rhode Island, their first victory ever over an Atlantic 10 Conference opponent.

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