- Associated Press - Thursday, December 22, 2016

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) - Phil Valenti scored five of his 27 points in overtime as Canisius beat St. Bonaventure 106-101 Thursday night to win its fifth straight.

Matt Mobley hit a 3-pointer with four seconds left in regulation to get the Bonnies even at 89 and force a high-scoring extra period.

Valenti opened overtime with a trey, but the Bonnies answered with three straight field goals to take a 96-94 lead before Kassius Robertson knocked down a trey to put the Golden Griffins in front, 97-96.

Mobley hit a 3-pointer to give St. Bonaventure a 101-100 lead with under a minute left in overtime, but missed from deep twice in the waning seconds while Valenti connected twice from the line. Keifer Douse gave Canisius the lead for good with a layup with 25 seconds left.

Isaiah Reese finished with 22 points for Canisius (8-5).

Mobley finished with 33 points to lead St. Bonaventure (8-4).


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