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College Power 10: St. Bonaventure's Adams, Niagara's Dukes boast career bests

The College Power 10 ranks the top performers each week in Western New York collegiate athletics.

1. Jaylen Adams: St. Bonaventure men's basketball earned a much-needed win against Duquesne on Saturday, largely due to the dominance of the point guard. Adams scored a career-high 40 points, the most by a visiting player in Palumbo Center history, and hit a go-ahead 3-point shot with five seconds remaining in the second half to propel the Bonnies to an 84-81 victory. He was surgical from outside, hitting eight 3-point attempts (one shy of the program record) on 13 shots.

 2. Kahlil Dukes: Adams wasn't the only player setting new personal bests, as Niagara men's basketball's Dukes scored a career-high 37 points in the Purple Eagles' 96-91 victory against Monmouth on Sunday. His point total was the largest in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference this season and the largest for Niagara since Antoine Mason scored 38 against Marist in 2014. He also became the second player in the conference to surpass the 30-point mark twice this season.

3. UB women's swimming and diving: The Bulls handily defeated Cleveland State, 223-58, to complete their first undefeated dual meet regular season in program history. Senior Kelly Moran took first in the 3-meter dive and the 1-meter dive as UB moved to 8-0. The team gets a breather before returning to competition on Feb. 21 for the four-day Mid-American Conference Championships in Athens, Ohio.

4. Siobhan Quinn: The junior distance runner set a Canisius record in the 3,000s at the Youngstown State Invitational Saturday, finishing first with a 9:44.21. She broke her own record of 9:50.44, which she set at the Cornell Upstate Challenge on Jan. 20.

5. Canisius women's basketball: The Golden Griffins fought through early adversity, coming back from down 16 points in the first half to defeat archrival Niagara in overtime at the Koessler Athletic Center on Thursday. Maria Welch scored a game-best 22, hitting five shots from long range, as the Griffs earned a fourth straight victory in the Battle of the Bridge.

6. UB men's basketball: The Bulls' unbeaten streak in the MAC was ended after a late scoring drought against Ohio, but the week was saved by completing a sweep against MAC West favorites Western Michigan. A crowd of 6,670 fans, the largest showing at a UB home game since the reconfiguration of Alumni Arena in the 2005-06 season, saw CJ Massinburg score 26 in the Bulls' 92-86 win on Friday.

7. UB women's basketball: The Bulls started the week with a tough 86-79 loss to Central Michigan on Saturday but responded with a historic victory Saturday. Summer Hemphill (Cardinal O'Hara) recorded a double-double as the Bulls defeated the reigning MAC champs, Toledo, for the first time on the Rockets' home court. Hemphill had 18 points and 13 assists, while Cierra Dillard led the team with 21 points in UB's 84-73 victory.

8. Canisius men's hockey: The Golden Griffins remain the top seed in Atlantic Hockey after splitting with Holy Cross this weekend, losing Friday and winning Saturday. While the teams are tied with 28 points, Canisius has more victories and has played two less games than the Crusaders in the conference.

9. Taylor Corts: The Hilbert women's basketball guard shot 10 for 13 from the field for a career-high 31 points as the Hawks secured a spot in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Final Four Championship weekend on Saturday. The Hawks moved to 13-1 in the AMCC with a victory at Franciscan. They still hold the top spot in the AMCC standings and, with the third-place team already having six losses, cannot fall further than second.

10. Luke Rivera: The Fredonia men's hockey forward was named one of five finalists for the Hockey Humanitarian Award, largely due to his work with the Blue Devils' Stroke Awareness Game. He's gotten his inspiration from her mother, Dana, who fought back from a stroke that left her paralyzed from head to toe. The first two stroke awareness events raised $10,000 each.

Honorable mentions:

* Canisius men's basketball earned a pair of victories this week, defeating Marist and Saint Peter's. The Golden Griffins are a half-game back of MAAC leader Rider.

* Villa Maria women's basketball won three of its four games this week, downing Penn State Fayette, Five Towns and Berkeley College after falling to No. 8 SUNY Canton.

* Medaille's Carla Hansen was named the AMCC's Bowler of the Week for the first time in her career after leading the team with a 189.8 average at the AMCC Round Robin.

* Canisius men's basketball's Takal Molson was named the MAAC Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.

* Buffalo State men's swimming's Justin Moser (Kenmore East) qualified for the NCAA regional meet in Ithaca with his performance at the Geneseo Invitational.

* Canisius men's lacrosse attackman Connor Kearnan and defenseman Logan Monroe were named to the preseason All-MAAC team.

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