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DANVILLE, Ill. -- Erie Community College advanced to the quarterfinal round of the NJCAA Division II men's basketball tournament with an 85-77 opening round win over Parkland (Ill.) College on Wednesday.ECC (27-2), seeded seventh, will face Louisburg (N.C.) College at 9:30 tonight in the second round of the 16-team double-elimination tournament.Freshman gua…

After hanging with Holy Cross the entire game, Canisius fell apart late in a 6-3 loss Friday night.Chris Forsman, Kyle Gibbons and Vincent Scarsella (St. Francis) scored for the eighth-seeded Griffs (12-18-6) as Dan Morrison made 24 saves in net. Third-seeded Holy Cross scored two goals the final minute of regulation to ice the win.The Golden Griffins are now in a …

BOSTON -- Defender Clay Hill of the Buffalo Bandits usually averages about two goals a year. He couldn't have picked a better time for one on Sunday.Hill notched his first of the season with four minutes left to play, and it turned out to be the game-winner as the Bandits defeated the Boston Blazers, 9-8, before 8,524 in the TD Garden.The win completed a perf…

The University at Buffalo has never won at the M.A.R. Center. While the Bulls' trip to Kent State on Thursday night started well, the streak continued in a 72-69 loss.UB was unable to sustain a strong first half, falling to 16-10 overall and 7-6 in the Mid-American Conference.For the Bulls, Zach Filzen scored 17 points and Javon McCrea added 15 on 7-of-14 shooting.…

The three-game winning streak for the St. Bonaventure men's basketball team ended Sunday with an 82-64 loss to Richmond before 7,291 in the Robins Center.Justin Harper scored 24 points to pace the Spiders, who had four players in double figures. Dan Geriot added 17 points, Darien Brothers had 16 points off the bench and Kevin Anderson chipped in 12 points for Ric…

Canisius missed an opportunity to take clear possession of sixth place in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball standings Sunday.After building an early 12-point lead the Griffs fell apart and dropped a 72-57 decision to Loyola (Md.) at Reitz Arena in Baltimore.The loss left Canisius (13-12, 7-8 MAAC) in a tie for sixth place with Siena (7…

RENO, Nev. -- Jack Jurek was just three frames away from winning his first major bowling championship. Then it all blew up.Leading by 21 pins after seven frames, Jurek saw his lead vanish when two pocket hits led to splits. Another split, a 7-10, after a strike in the 10th finished off the Lackawanna bowler and helped Tommy Hess of Urbandale, Iowa, walk off w…

CINCINNATI, Ohio -- The size and talent of No. 7 Xavier was too much for St. Bonaventure as the Musketeers earned a 76-56 win in the Cintas Center on Wednesday night in Atlantic 10 women's basketball.Xavier's forwards dominated, scoring 42 points in the paint and outrebounding the Bonnies by 20 -- 42-22.Amber Harris had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Mu…

Niagara suffered a defeat equalling its worst in 13 seasons under coach Joe Mihalich, falling to Drexel, 84-39, Tuesday night in the John A. Daskalakis Center in Philadelphia. It also was the lowest point total for a Purple Eagles team under Mihalich.Drexel led, 44-15, at the half.Chris Fouch scored 19 points, making five three-pointers, for Drexel.The Dragon…

ROCHESTER -- Jakub Orsava scored the only goal in the shootout, giving the Czech Republic a 3-2 win over Team USA at Monroe Community College in an exhibition tuneup for the IIHF World Junior Championship.Team USA twice tied the game with 9:16 left in the third period on the second goal of the game by Kyle Palmieri.The Czechs scored first on a goal by Petr St…

Eastern Michigan held the Canisius College women's basketball team to three second-half field goals as the Golden Griffins lost, 76-40, at the Convocation Center. It was the fourth straight loss for the Golden Griffins (2-6).Freshman Jen Morabito, in her first career start, led the Golden Griffins with a career-high 11 points, including 8 for 10 from the free-thr…

The last time St. Bonaventure defeated St. John's in men's basketball, old heroes Tom and Sam Stith and Whitey Martin were playing and Eddie Donovan was the coach.That was in March 1960. Now the Bonnies have a new hero.Andrew Nicholson hit his second game-winning shot in a row Tuesday night with 5.2 seconds left for a 67-66 victory over St. John's before 4,408 fans…

The winning streak and magical ride came to a predictable end Friday night.The Niagara women's volleyball team offered its best effort. But, when facing the three-time defending national champion on its home court, it's difficult to expect more than a moral victory.The Purple Eagles lost in three games in the first round of the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championships…

There's nothing like a 20-0 run to break open a basketball game. That's exactly what the St. Bonaventure men's team had in getting its third win of the season in four tries, a 69-44 road triumph over Binghamton on Sunday.The Bearcats hung with Bona for the first 20 minutes, trailing by only 24-23. But Binghamton went 0 for 9 from the field during the Bonnie…

SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- Medaille has reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III men's soccer tournament for the first time in school history.The Mavericks (17-4-2) pulled a major upset in the second round, beating host Swartmore (16-2-3) on Sunday night. The game went 110 minutes, including two overtimes, without a goal, as sophomore goalie Nick Kurtz (Lancas…