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December 2, 2012

NU hockey defeats Sacred Heart, 5-2

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — NCCC 53, Davis 47

JAMESTOWN — Jess Curry (Wilson) had 15 points, 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocks, Kristine Ripson (Lew-Port) had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Courtney Murray scored 10 points as the Thunderwolves (4-3) beat the 2012 Shenandoah & Chesapeake Conference tournament runners-up in their second game at the Jamestown Tournament.

Curry was named to the all-tournament team.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

St. Bonaventure 82, Buffalo 79

ST. BONAVENTURE — Matthew Wright stole the ball and went in for a layup with just 24 seconds left in the game as the Bonnies (4-2) rallied to beat the Bulls on Saturday night at the Reilly Center.

With seven ticks left, St. Bonaventure senior Demitrius Conger stole the ball then hit two free throws to provide the margin of victory.

The Bulls hit a season-high 13 three-pointers – the most since 2010. Jarod Oldham netted 20 points, including five three-pointers – both career highs. Tony Watson drained four three-pointers and finished with 15 points and a career-high six assists.

The game featured eight ties and 16 lead changes.

St. Bonaventure led 53-48 with 14:04 left. A 7-1 UB scoring run, including five points by Oldham, put the Bulls ahead, 55-54, with 11:17 left. Another Oldham three, followed by a Javon McCrea layup gave the Bulls a 63-58 lead – their largest of the game.

After the lead see-sawed back and forth, the Bulls gained a 79-76 advantage on an Oldham free throw with 1:33 left. The Bulls regained possession of the ball with just over a minute remaining clinging to the three-point lead. However, St. Bonaventure forced turnovers on the Bulls’ final three possessions and finished the game on a 6-0 scoring run to pull out the victory.

McCrea notched his first double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The junior forward scored his 1,000th career point in the game to become the fourth fastest player in school history to accomplish the feat.

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