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Women's basketball: UB defeats Miami; Bona falls

The University at Buffalo women bounced back from their overtime loss at Northern Illinois last Saturday.

The Bulls capitalized on 21 Miami (Ohio) turnovers and got strong performances again from Cierra Dillard, Stephanie Reid and Cassie Oursler on Wednesday night in a 72-67 victory over the RedHawks in Mid-American Conference basketball.

A crowd of 1,032 at Alumni Arena saw the Bulls maintain a slim lead most of the way in winning their third game in four MAC starts with two of the victories at
home.

Dillard, a junior transfer, led the scoring with 19 points while Reid had 17 points in addition to her seven assists. Oursler had 16 points. Dillard, Oursler and freshman Summer Hemphill each had six rebounds for the Bulls.

UB (12-3) will be on the road for its next two MAC games, at Ball State on Saturday afternoon and at Ohio U. on Jan. 17.

The University at Buffalo women bounced back from their overtime loss at Northern Illinois last Saturday.

The Bulls capitalized on 21 Miami (Ohio) turnovers and got strong performances again from Cierra Dillard, Stephanie Reid and Cassie Oursler on Wednesday night in a 72-67 victory over the RedHawks in Mid-American Conference basketball.

A crowd of 1,032 at Alumni Arena saw the Bulls maintain a slim lead most of the way in winning their third game in four MAC starts with two of the victories at
home.

Dillard, a junior transfer, led the scoring with 19 points while Reid had 17 points in addition to her seven assists. Oursler had 16 points. Dillard, Oursler and freshman Summer Hemphill each had six rebounds for the Bulls.

UB (12-3) will be on the road for its next two MAC games, at Ball State on Saturday afternoon and at Ohio U. on Jan. 17.

Dayton 80, St. Bonaventure 59: The St. Bonaventure women, still carrying on without three regulars including scoring leader Mckenna Maycock, suffered an 80-59 Atlantic 10 Conference defeat to the host Flyers before 2,189 at the University of Dayton Arena.

Senior Mariah Ruff was again a standout for the Bonnies with 23 points, but she was only 4 of 14 from three-point range. Arielle Harvey and Jalish Terry had 12 points each for Bona.

Dayton (11-4, 4-0 A-10) had four double-figure scorers led by Jayla Scaife’s 18 points. Jenna Burdette had 15 and Lauren Cannatelli and Javonna Layfield had 12 each.

It was the second straight win for Dayton in their all-time series with the Bonnies. The Flyers lead, 16-10, in the rivalry, which began in
1996.

The Bonnies led, 19-14, after the first quarter, but were outscored by 20 points (31-11) in the second period. They were outrebounded, 46-26, by the Flyers, who have a 6-foot-3 inside player in Alex Harris. Layfield had 16 rebounds and Scaife 10 for Dayton. Emily Calabrese had eight boards for Bona.

Next for the Bonnies is an A-10 game against La Salle in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

Tonight’s game

The Canisius women (3-12, 1-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) are back home after two decisive conference road defeats last weekend. The Golden Griffins will take on Manhattan (5-10, 2-2 MAAC) at 7 p.m. in the Koessler Center. Manhattan defeated the Griffs, 58-39, in Riverdale last Thursday. Canisius will be home again on Saturday afternoon against Siena.

The University at Buffalo women bounced back from their overtime loss at Northern Illinois last Saturday.

The Bulls capitalized on 21 Miami (Ohio) turnovers and got strong performances again from Cierra Dillard, Stephanie Reid and Cassie Oursler on Wednesday night in a 72-67 victory over the RedHawks in Mid-American Conference basketball.

A crowd of 1,032 at Alumni Arena saw the Bulls maintain a slim lead most of the way in winning their third game in four MAC starts with two of the victories at
home.

Dillard, a junior transfer, led the scoring with 19 points while Reid had 17 points in addition to her seven assists. Oursler had 16 points. Dillard, Oursler and freshman Summer Hemphill each had six rebounds for the Bulls.

UB (12-3) will be on the road for its next two MAC games, at Ball State on Saturday afternoon and at Ohio U. on Jan. 17.

Dayton 80, St. Bonaventure 59: The St. Bonaventure women, still carrying on without three regulars including scoring leader Mckenna Maycock, suffered an 80-59 Atlantic 10 Conference defeat to the host Flyers before 2,189 at the University of Dayton Arena.

Senior Mariah Ruff was again a standout for the Bonnies with 23 points, but she was only 4 of 14 from three-point range. Arielle Harvey and Jalish Terry had 12 points each for Bona.

Dayton (11-4, 4-0 A-10) had four double-figure scorers led by Jayla Scaife’s 18 points. Jenna Burdette had 15 and Lauren Cannatelli and Javonna Layfield had 12 each.

It was the second straight win for Dayton in their all-time series with the Bonnies. The Flyers lead, 16-10, in the rivalry, which began in
1996.

The Bonnies led, 19-14, after the first quarter, but were outscored by 20 points (31-11) in the second period. They were outrebounded, 46-26, by the Flyers, who have a 6-foot-3 inside player in Alex Harris. Layfield had 16 rebounds and Scaife 10 for Dayton. Emily Calabrese had eight boards for Bona.

Next for the Bonnies is an A-10 game against La Salle in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

Tonight’s game

The Canisius women (3-12, 1-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) are back home after two decisive conference road defeats last weekend. The Golden Griffins will take on Manhattan (5-10, 2-2 MAAC) at 7 p.m. in the Koessler Center. Manhattan defeated the Griffs, 58-39, in Riverdale last Thursday. Canisius will be home again on Saturday afternoon against Siena.

Senior Mariah Ruff was again a standout for the Bonnies with 23 points, but she was only 4 of 14 from three-point range. Arielle Harvey and Jalish Terry had 12 points each for Bona.

Dayton (11-4, 4-0 A-10) had four double-figure scorers led by Jayla Scaife’s 18 points. Jenna Burdette had 15 and Lauren Cannatelli and Javonna Layfield had 12 each.

It was the second straight win for Dayton in their all-time series with the Bonnies. The Flyers lead, 16-10, in the rivalry, which began in
1996.

The Bonnies led, 19-14, after the first quarter, but were outscored by 20 points (31-11) in the second period. They were outrebounded, 46-26, by the Flyers, who have a 6-foot-3 inside player in Alex Harris. Layfield had 16 rebounds and Scaife 10 for Dayton. Emily Calabrese had eight boards for Bona.

Next for the Bonnies is an A-10 game against La Salle in Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon.

Tonight’s game

The Canisius women (3-12, 1-3 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference) are back home after two decisive conference road defeats last weekend. The Golden Griffins will take on Manhattan (5-10, 2-2 MAAC) at 7 p.m. in the Koessler Center. Manhattan defeated the Griffs, 58-39, in Riverdale last Thursday. Canisius will be home again on Saturday afternoon against Siena.

 

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