St. Bonaventure’s men’s and women’s teams and the University at Buffalo women ran into tough going on the road Saturday.
Colorado State had too much size and experience for the Bona men in an 85-64 victory in a nonconference game before 3,922 at Moby Arena in Fort Collins, Colo. It was the 22nd straight home victory and seventh in a row overall for the Rams (13-2) of the Mountain West Conference.
Bona (7-6) fell behind by 18 points at halftime (46-28), never really threatened the Rams after that and were outrebounded, 45-28. The Bonnies shot only 34.9 percent (22 of 63) to 52.7 (29-55) for Colorado State in losing their third in a row, each by 19 points or more.
Matthew Wright led St. Bonaventure with 12 points while Charlon Kloof and Chris Johnson had 10 each. Wes Eikmeier had 21 and Dorian Green 19 for the Rams, who started five seniors. Colton Iverson, a 6-foot-10, 261-pound center, had 14 points and 12 rebounds and forward Pierce Hornung had 13 boards.
The Bona women (7-8) trailed from wire to wire against Green Bay (10-2), which ran away with a 61-42 victory before 2,025 at the Kress Center in Green Bay, Wis. The host Phoenix (10-2) went on a 14-3 run to close out the opening half with a 32-15 advantage.
Freshman Katie Healy (Lancaster), making her second start, had a career-high 16 points to lead Bona. Nyla Rueter, another freshman, had 11 points.
The UB women (2-11) were routed by Cornell, 70-43, at Newman Arena in Ithaca. Kristen Sharkey had 13 points for UB. Cornell, which shot 54.2 percent (26 of 48), got 16 rebounds and 10 points from Allyson DiMagno.
The Canisius women’s team (4-8, 1-0 MAAC) will find out if it has any more last-second dramatics in store when if faces Iona this afternoon at 3 in the Koessler Center. The Golden Griffins opened their Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule Friday with a 65-62 victory over Siena on a half-court bank shot by freshman guard Tiahana Mills.
Iona (6-6, 1-0 MAAC) is led by preseason all-conference selection Damika Martinez, who had 29 points on Friday night in the Gaels’ 76-65 win at Niagara.
Niagara (5-7, 0-1 MAAC) will face Siena (4-8, 0-1) at 2 p.m. in the Gallagher Center. Center Lauren Gatto of the Purple Eagles made 8-of-17 shots in the loss to Siena, after going into the weekend ranked 39th in the country with a 52.9 shooting percentage. Gatto has been NU’s leading scorer in 10 of 12 games this season. She had 22 points against Iona.