The return to nearly full-time play by Mckenna Maycock wasn't enough Sunday for St. Bonaventure's women's basketball team to upend Duquesne which is unbeaten Atlantic 10 Conference play.
The Dukes took the lead for good in the second quarter and went on to a 73-59 triumph over the Bonnies at the Palumbo Center in Pittsburgh.
The Bona loss capped a tough day for three Western New York Big 4 teams, who all lost handily to teams with a combined 27-2 record in conference play.
Maycock led Bona with 16 points in her second game back after missing 10 games because of a leg injury. The junior from Randolph played 27 minutes, her most extensive action since returning to play on Thursday night in a loss at Fordham..
Duquesne (18-3, 8-0 A-10) was led by Chassidy Omogrosso, who had 20 points and Kardi-Ann Lass who had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
St. Bonaventure lost its third straight in conference play to fall to 7-16 overall, 2-7 in the conference.
Marist 78, Canisius 53: Alana Gilmer made 10 of her 11 field goal attempts and scored 27 -points to lead the victory at the Koessler Center. The Red Foxes who are now 12-10 overall and 8-2 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Canisius (6-15, 4-6 MAAC) never led in the game and made only 3 of 20 three-point attempts compared to Marist's 9 of 13. It was 46-29 at halftime.
Maria Welch led Canisius with 11 points and seven rebounds.
Quinnipiac 84, Niagara 55: The reigning MAAC champions (17-5, 11-0) had an easy time at the Taps Gallagher Center. Twelve of the 13 Bobcats who played scored in the rout and none played more than 21 minutes as Quinnipiac coach Tracia Fabbri substituted liberally as her team made it a four-game sweep against Western New York MAAC openents. Niagara is 8-13, 5-5 in the MAAC with a Thursday night game at Canisius next on the schedule.
Jen Fay led the Bobcats with 18 points. It might have been worse if Quinnipiac had not turned the ball over 19 times. Niagara had 28 turnovers.
Jai Moore (18 points) and Victoria Rampado (17) led Niagara's scoring. Rampado had eight rebounds.
Niagara shot 41.8 percent (23 of 55) but had 13 fewer attempts than the Bobcats and were outscored 42-9 on three-point attempts.
Quinnipiac led 54-28 at the half and had a 37-point margin in the third quarter.