All four Big 4 women’s basketball teams came up empty Saturday with Canisius and the University at Buffalo losing at home and St. Bonaventure and Niagara losing big on the road.
Albany (7-2) used 26 offensive rebounds and forced 28 Canisius turnovers to defeat the Golden Griffins (2-5), 65-43, in the Koessler Athletic Center.
Senior Ashley Durham led Canisius with 12 points in 28 minutes off the bench. Senior Ashley Wilkes had a team-high 10 rebounds, her third double-digit rebound game of the season. Freshman Tiahana Mills had five assists in 16 minutes while junior Jen Lennox had three blocks.
Albany, which had a game-high 21 points from Lindsey Lowrie, never trailed.
Binghamton (1-8) broke into the win column with a 65-60 victory over UB at Alumni Arena. It was the seventh straight loss for the Bulls (1-9). The visiting Bearcats outrebounded UB, 43-29, to offset 23 turnovers.
UB got a career-high 20 points from junior guard Margeaux Gupilan, who had all four of the Bulls’ made three-pointers in her five attempts.
St. Bonaventure (5-6) scored the first basket of the game, but after an 8-0 West Virginia run trailed the rest of the way and was routed by the Mountaineers, 67-47, at the Coliseum in Morgantown, W. Va.
Christal Caldwell and Ayana Dunning scored 17 points each to lead West Virginia (5-2), which is ranked 23rd in the country. The Mountaineers have lost only to LSU and Iowa.
Alaina Walker had 17 points for Bona. Doris Ortega added 12. Katie Healy had eight rebounds for the Bonnies.
Lehigh (4-5) overcame 24.2 percent shooting in the first half and rolled past Niagara, 72-49, in Bethlehem, Pa.
Lauren Gatto and Val McQuade had nine points each to lead Niagara (3-4).