Rebounds & Putbacks: Bona defeats Niagara, 74-59

Rebounds & Putbacks: Bona defeats Niagara, 74-59

Without hesitation he took a post entry on the left block, turned and score. The play set the tone for the rest of the afternoon. With 11 rebounds and a game-high 23 points, Ndoye notched his first double-double of the season. Not to be overlooked in the numbers was one dive on the floor where the 7-0 center saved a ball going out-of-bounds…

Big 4 Schools and First Niagara Center Offer Free Tickets to WNY First Responders

To show appreciation for all their hard work and sacrifice during last week’s major snowstorm in Buffalo, First Niagara Center, along with the athletic departments from Buffalo, Canisius, Niagara and St. Bonaventure are offering free tickets to all area first responders for the Big 4 Basketball Classic, presented by The Buffalo News, which will be held Saturday, Nov. 29, at First Niagara Center. The first game of the day between Niagara and St. Bonaventure will tipoff at 2 p.m., followed by Canisius and Buffalo at 4:15 p.m…

Big 4 Basketball Classic Set for Nov. 29

Representatives from Buffalo, Canisius, Niagara and St. Bonaventure announced today that the four Division I Western New York schools will all take part in the Big 4 Basketball Classic on Saturday, Nov. 29 in First Niagara Center. Niagara will play host to St. Bonaventure in the first game of the hoops twinbill at 2 p.m., followed by Canisius hosting Buffalo game at 4:15 p.m…

Canisius rallies to sweep regular season series with Niagara

Canisius rallies to sweep regular season series with Niagara

Senior forward Chris Manhertz didn’t make the 20-mile trip with teammates. Less than five minutes into the game the Griffs’ starting front court of Jordan Heath and Phil Valenti sat on the bench with two fouls apiece. The first six possessions of the second half? Canisius came away empty-handed. Add to that one of the nation’s best free throw shooters was less than his best from the line…

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