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WNY College Hoops: UB women rout UNLV in tournament

The University at Buffalo women's basketball team rebounded from their first loss of the season, by running past the the Nevada-Las Vegas Lady Rebels, 80-53, on Sunday in the consolation game of the ASU Classic in Tempe, Ariz.

The Bulls (5-1) shot a season-best 50 percent and had 23 fast-break points to UNLV's 4. Also UB bench players had a 41-13 advantage over the Rebels' substitutes.

A 13-0 run to close the first half gave UB a 36-27 lead. Junior Autumn Jones sparked the serge when a personal 10-0 run of her own on a pair of three-point shots and two layups.

Cierra Dillard led the Bulls with 18 points. Senior Cassie Oursler (Grand Island) had her best game of the season with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals while going 8 of11 from the floor. Jones had a career-high 15 points off the bench while Mariah Such had 10 points, six rebounds and three steals.

Next for UB will be a home game at 7 p.m. on Thursday against Canisius at Alumni Arena.

Canisius (1-5) shot just 32 percent and loss to Miami (Ohio), 72-47 in Oxford, Ohio. Miami outscored the Golden Griffins 20-7 in the second quarter for a 36-20 lead.

Canisius was led by Margret Halfdanardottir, who posted 11 points, while Sara Hinriksdottir posted 10, as she hit double-figures for a seventh-straight game.

Lauren Dickerson had 22 points for the winning RedHawks (4-3).

"We had a really hard time defending Dickerson," coach Terry Zeh said. "She was great and got really easy shots for her team. We are struggling offensively to get a flow and take create good shots for each other."

Niagara's women (1-7) went on the road and lost to the University of Hartford, 83-65, at Chase Arena in West Hartford, Conn. The Hawks (4-4) led 15-11 after the first quarter and 35-25 at the half.

Victoria Rampado led the Purple Eagles with 25 points. Kaylee Stroemple had 13. Rampado also had 13 rebounds for her third double-double of the season.

Dagny Davidsdottir had a career high 12 points with four blocked shots for NU, which will return to action with a home game against Drexel at 2 p.m. on Thursday.

St. Bonaventure (4-4) will be home against Toledo tonight at 7 p.m. at the Reilly Center. Toledo (5-1) is the defending Mid-American Conference champion. The Rockets' only loss was to Louisville in the Women's NIT and their victories include a triumph over Iona.


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