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College roundup: Bona women lose seventh in row

St. Bonaventure’s losing streak reached seven in a row in women’s basketball with a 79-57 loss to Richmond on Wednesday night before 793 at the Reilly Center.

The Spiders outscored Bona, 26-12, in the second quarter to take charge. Richmond led 44-28 at the half. Bona (7-18, 2-10 Atlantic 10) has not won since an 81-70 victory over Rhode Island on Jan. 17. Micaela Parson scored 24 points to lead Richmond (10-15, 5-7 A-10).

Emily Calabrese led Bona with 12 points. Mariah Ruff scored 11 and Mckenna Maycock had 10. Ruff also had 11 assists in the loss.

Bona has three A-10 games left on its schedule starting with a Sunday afternoon game at George Mason in Fairfax, Va. After a game at Rhode Island, the Bonnies will close the regular season at home against Duquesne at 2 p.m. on Feb. 24.

Medaille 77, D’Youville 48: Dani Reinwalt led the Mavericks (13-11, 10-7 AMCC) with 24 points.

Penn State-Behrend, 59, Hilbert 41: The loss prevented the Hawks (18-6, 15-2 AMCC) from clinching first place in the conference and gaining the right to host the conference playoffs next week. Hilbert scored only four points in the fourth quarter and Emily Gawlak (Mount Mercy) was held to four points, eight under her average.

Men’s basketball

Medaille 92, D’Youville 89: Jalen Smith hit a three-point shot with 1:25 left to put Medaille in front in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference men’s basketball game. Smith had 20 points for Medaille. Jeremy VanDaluitgaarden had 27 points and Brian Nwaekeke 26 for the losing Spartans.

Hilbert 69, Penn State-Behrend 54: The Hawks scored an AMCC upset over the Lions in Erie, Pa. Antonio Alvarez had 22 points for Hilbert (15-8, 11-5 AMCC). Behrend is 13-4 in conference play.

Swimming & diving

MAAC Championships: Canisius junior Gianna Cornelia was third in the women’s 1-meter diving, with 238.35 points, on opening day at the Burt Flickinger Center. The Griffs were tied with Rider for second place behind Marist in the team standings. Niagara was tied for fifth. In the men’s standings, Canisius is fifth and Niagara 10th.

Atlantic 10 Championships: Two George Washington relays and Colonials diver Dylan Yurasits set records at the meet in Geneva, Ohio. Yurasits was the winner off the 1-meter board with a 348.45 point total for a conference meet record.

The GW men (1:27.4) set a meet record in the 200-yard medley relay. The Colonials women set a conference record of 7:15.43 the 800 freestyle relay. Duquesne won the women’s medley relay in 1:40.75 while Saint Louis won the men’s 800 freestyle relay in 6:32.50.

St. Bonaventure was fourth in the women’s medley relay and eighth in the men’s medley. The Bonnies finished eighth in the women’s 800 freestyle relay and sixth in the men’s 800 relay.

 

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