All good things …: Daemen’s Division II-best homecourt winning streak ended at 44 games Saturday when NYIT hit a three hit a three late in overtime for an 85-84 victory. It was Daemen’s first home loss since Nov. 5, 2011. The Wildcats (13-5, 8-2) are ranked No. 9 in the D2SIDA East Region poll. Gerald Beverly ranks third in the conference in scoring (19.6) and first in rebounding (12.4), blocks (74) and field-goal percentage (.602). … Daemen’s Sarah Saba (Lancaster) was named the East Coast Conference women’s basketball Rookie of the Week for the third time. The Wildcats are 8-8, 5-5, equaling their overall and conference win totals from all of last season.
Atlantic Hockey accolades: Canisius junior Ralph Cuddemi and freshman Ryan Schmelzer earned Atlantic Hockey weekly honors after their offensive performance in a sweep of Niagara. Cuddemi, who also was named the Third Star of the Week by the NCAA, had six points on four goals and two assists in the two wins. He ranks fifth nationally in goals (16) and 12th in points (29). Schmelzer, a Buffalo native, had three points and was a plus-7 on the weekend including tying a school record with a plus-5 on Saturday. Also earning rookie honors from the league was Niagara freshman Robert Angiolella, who had three points on Saturday in the loss to the Griffs.
Bengal stripes: Buffalo State’s Kara Goodwin (Avon Lake, Ohio) was named the ECAC West women’s hockey Player of the Week for the second straight week. She totaled five goals and two assists in two games and ranks second in Division III with 20 goals in 17 games.
Record-setters: UB’s Camaria Long and Mike Morgan set school records at the Cornell Upstate Challenge. Long clocked 7.57 seconds in the preliminaries of the 60-meter dash and placed second in the finals in 7.59. Morgan broke his own record in the heptathlon with 5,772 points.
Big 4 POWs: St. Bonaventure’s Marcus Posley and UB’s Kristen Sharkey earned the honors, Posley for the fourth time and Sharkey for the third. Posley averaged 21 points, including a 36-point outburst against Duquesne. He had 12 points in the final 2:35 of regulation and tied the school mark with eight threes. Sharkey averaged 19.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games and had a career-high four threes against Toledo.