The Rochester Americans (30-17-4-5) forced overtime yet again with a goal in the final minute of regulation to extend their point streak to six games, but the Utica Comets (30-20-3-2) survived the comeback as they stole the extra point with a 3-2 shootout win Wednesday at The Blue Cross Arena…
Each of these miscues contributed to an 81-77 overtime score at the Reilly Center that dropped St. Bonaventure to 18-10, 10-5 in the Atlantic 10. Bona missed an opportunity to sweep the regular season series and now find themselves just one game ahead of the 9-6 Dukes in the conference standings.
In the last six seasons, which have seen them win at least 10 A-10 contests each go-around, the Bonnies have 17 home-and-home sweeps, six home-and-home splits and five home-and-home 0-fers. Duquesne knows the receiving end well; the Dukes have been swept the last three years and haven’t defeated Bonaventure since Jan. 16, 2016.
But then senior Carter McWilliams pretty much blew up the 1-and-0 thing. More like 3-and-2. As in three goals and two assists over the final two periods as the third-seeded Braves stunned second-seeded Spencerport 5-0…
Fairport won its sectional opener on the road at Aquinas behind 26 points from Ryan Lucey.
The Royal Comets erased any doubt of a possible upset with a strong third quarter, cruising to an 81-52 victory over Bishop Kearney, Tuesday night…..
Senior Celia Tomlinson had a double-double on 17 points and 13 rebounds.
Geneseo’s Lindsay Halpin scored a game-high 21 point and had four blocks defensively.
Kaleesha Joseph (Somerville, MA/Prospect Hill Academy Charter) led RIT with eight rebounds, while Taylor Signor (Hopkinton, NH/Hopkinton) chipped in eight points off the bench.
The Bonnies are in third place in the Atlantic 10 standings despite lacking a prolific scorer. One player has scored more than 22 points this year: Kyle Lofton dropped 32 on Dec. 30 against Buffalo.