Sunday, February 17, 2008

From combined dispatches

St. Bonaventure 63, No. 14 George Washington 60

OLEAN, N.Y. — Dana Mitchell and Katelyn Murray scored 14 points each to help the Bonnies (17-9, 5-6 A-10) beat the Colonials (20-4, 8-2) yesterday for their first victory ever over a ranked opponent.

Cara Gustafson scored the final three points for St. Bonaventure to seal the victory and end a 26-game losing streak to George Washington. St. Bonaventure entered the game 1-31 against its conference rival, with the Bonnies’ only win, a 58-56 victory at Olean, coming on Feb. 23, 1989.

The victory set a new single-season school record for St. Bonaventure.

American 73, Colgate 46

The Eagles (13-12, 7-3 Patriot) pulled into a three-way tie for first place in the Patriot League, getting 14 points from Talicia Jackson in a rout of the Red Raiders (1-24, 0-10) at Bender Arena.

With Army’s loss to Lehigh, American is tied with Army and Holy Cross.

Howard 91, Winston-Salem St. 64

Tamaya Daniels came off the bench to score 21 points to lead the Bison (3-20) to a win over the Rams (2-20) at Burr Gymnasium.

Howard started the second half with a 21-4 run to take a 61-43 lead.

Scranton 59, Catholic 54

Kathleen Daly and Michelle Fabio scored 10 points each to help the Royals (17-5, 11-1 Landmark) rally past the Cardinals (9-14, 4-8) at DuFour Center to secure the top seed for the conference tournament.

Catholic, which led by as many as nine points in the first half, got a game-high 22 points from Brianna Peterson.

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