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Canisius relay makes a big splash

Canisius' men's swimming and diving took second place at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships, while a pair of Niagara senior divers earned some championship glory of their own at the all-conference meet which concluded Saturday night at Erie Community College's Flickinger Center.

Steve Pochatko, juniors Shawn Parkhurst and Matt Moessinger and freshman Nick Sereday posted a school-record time of 3:05.77 in the 400 relay, the final event of the meet, to move ahead of Marist into second overall. Rider won the meet with 717 points.

Parkhurst took second in the 1,650 freestyle, Tyler Carver placed fourth in a school-record time of 2:05.38 in the 200 breaststroke.

Marist finished first in the women's meet with 813.50 points. Canisius placed fifth with 331.50.

Niagara finished eighth in both the men's and women's meets.

Niagara divers Ashley Jones and Ian O'Rourke both won the 1-meter titles, with O'Rourke finishing second in the 3-meter diving to earn MAAC Most Outstanding Diver honors.

Jones won the women's title with 226.95 points.

MEN'S BASKETBALL: Buffalo State lost for the fourth time in five games as it dropped a 108-105 decision in overtime at Cortland State.

Jake Simmons finished with 32 points to lead the Bengals (18-7, 11-7). Cortland canned 16 three-pointers with Jesse Winter going 5 of 8 from beyond the arc en route to a game-high 36 points.

McLean missed a three-pointer as time expired in overtime for Buffalo State, which will open the State University of New York Athletic Conference playoffs on the road at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Brockport State.