One of the best players in Big 4 women's basketball history had a big game in a key win for the University at Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon.
Kourtney Brown became the Bulls' all-time leading scorer and rebounder as Buffalo earned a 92-89 win over Central Michigan in a Mid-American Conference game in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
Brown had 33 points, 16 rebounds and six blocked shots in the win. She passed Brenna Doty to take over the scoring record, which stood since 1996-97, with 1,720 career points. Her 998 career rebounds breaks the mark set by Janet Lilley in 1981.
Fellow forward Jessica Fortman also had a milestone game as her 19 points made her the 19th player in UB history to reach 1,000 points.
In all for the Bulls (10-10, 3-4 MAC), four players scored in double figures, including a career-high 15 from senior Ashley Zuber. The Bulls led by as many as 12 in the second half, but hit clutch free throws to ward off a run by Central Michigan (12-7, 4-3 MAC).
The 92 points scored by the Bulls are the most they have ever scored in a MAC game and the most since putting up 92 last season against Youngstown State.
"We limited their runs and did a better job getting out to their shooters in the second half," UB coach Linda Hill-MacDonald said. "I can't say enough about our performance on the offensive end. Kourtney and Jess both had milestone games and as a coach I am so proud of them because I know the hard work they each put in every day at practice."
In Philadelphia, meanwhile, St. Bonaventure again used its stubborn defense to earn a 51-40 Atlantic 10 win over Saint Joseph's (12-8, 1-4 A-10).
Megan Van Tatenhove led the Bonnies (14-7, 4-2 A-10) with 19 points and eight rebounds while Jessica Jenkins had 13 points, including three three-pointers.
With the game tied at 17-17 in the first half, Cara Gustafson hit a three to put the Bonnies up for good.
The defensive star for Bona was Alaina Walker, who held Michelle Baker, the Hawks' leading scorer, to four points on 2-for-12 shooting.