VOLUME 30, NUMBER 19 THURSDAY, February 4, 1999

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Northern Illinois 74, UB 46
Western Michigan 82, UB 65

The men's basketball team dropped a pair of games on the road last week to remain winless in the Mid-American Conference.

Buffalo dropped a 74-46 decision at Northern Illinois on Jan. 28 as it was outscored 51-22 in the second half after leading 24-23 at halftime. Louis Campbell led the Bulls with nine points as the team had no double-figure scorers. Nate Johnson led the Bulls with nine rebounds, while Will Campbell had seven points and four rebounds.

The Bulls then moved on to Kalamazoo, Mich., where they dropped an 82-65 decision to a hot-shooting Western Michigan squad. The Broncos shot 54 percent in the second half to hold off the Bulls, who outscored WMU, 43-42, in the period. Sophomore Nikolai Alexeev led the Bulls with 17 points, while Louis Campbell had 13 and Johnson a career-high 10 points. The Bulls were outrebounded 40-28 in their 11th straight loss.


Marshall 76, UB 59
UB 63, Western Michigan 58
UB 71, Ball State 63

The Bulls' women's team split games on the road this week, losing a Mid-American Conference game to Marshall, 76-59, on Jan. 25, defeating Western Michigan, 63-58, on Jan. 28, and maintaining a perfect home-court record (9-0) in a win over MAC opponent Ball State, 71-63, in Alumni Arena on Saturday.

In the game against Marshall, senior point guard Catherine Jacob and sophomore center Tiffany Bell turned in impressive performances with 15 points apiece, despite the loss. Bell led with eight rebounds, while Jacob pitched in five boards, five assists and four steals.

Mari McClure paced the Bulls to victory over WMU with 20 points, six rebounds, six assists and two steals. Bell contributed 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

On Saturday, Kim Coon led Coach Cheryl Dozier's team with 18 points, while Bell (11pts., 8 rebounds), Jacob (17 pts.) and sophomore guard Sonia Ortega (10 pts.) each scored in double figures for the Bulls.



Miami (OH) 133, UB 102

The men's swimming team felt its first defeat of the season in a 133-102 loss against MAC opponent Miami (OH) in a meet hosted by Bowling Green on Saturday.

Dan Hickey led Coach Budd Termin's squad with wins in the 100 (46.85) and 200 freestyles (1:41.61). He was also a member of the victorious 400 freestyle squad, along with John Nilles, Brian Berthelotte and Jose Moncion.

Other first-place finishers included Eric Stimson in the 200 backstroke (1:53.18) and Jason McLachlan in the 500 freestyle (4:42.82).


Cornell 158.5, UB 140.5

The women's swimming team narrowly lost to host Cornell, 158.5 to 140.5, on Saturday, despite the performance of Inger Rooneem, who led Coach Dorsi Raynolds' squad with first-place victories in the 50 freestyle (24.39), the 100 freestyle (53.04) and the 200 individual medley (2:10.09). Rooneem was also a member of the winning 200-medley relay team (1:49.51) with Kimberly Theetge, Jennifer Quinlan and Lieselle Trinidad.

Trinidad also placed first in the 100 butterfly (58.84) and the 200 butterfly (2:09.75), while Andrea Skillman captured both the one- and three-meter diving events.


UB 22, Kent State 17
UB 36, Syracuse 1
UB 28, Miami (OH) 6
UB 20, Eastern Illinois 19

The wrestling team won a pair of dual meets Saturday afternoon, including its first-ever Mid-American Conference victory, a win over Kent State.

UB trailed the Kent State Golden Flashes, 15-0, after the first four weight classes and was down, 18-4, with four matches remaining in the meet. But Jacob Schaus rallied the team with a win by fall over Bert Dobies at the 2:35 mark. The big momentum swing for the Bulls came in the 184-pound weight class. Senior Matt Ricci fought a tough match and prevailed with a win by fall. Josh States and John Eschenfelder then closed out the last two matches with decision victories as the Bulls prevailed 22-17.

In the second match of the afternoon, the Bulls defeated visiting Syracuse University 36-1. Ricci recorded his second victory by fall of the day, pinning Shawn Thomas at the 5:34 mark.

On Sunday, UB recorded its second MAC win with a 28-6 victory at Miami (OH). The Bulls then defeated Eastern Illinois, 20-19, in a non-conference match.

For the weekend, Schaus and Jake Partlow both went 4-0, while Eschenfelder and Ricci both went 3-1.

Indoor Track


UB 96, Canisius 81


UB 113, Canisius 48

The UB indoor track team hosted the UB Invitational on Friday, with the men defeating Canisius, 96-81, while the women won, 113-48.

Kamau Halim captured both the 55-meter high hurdles (8.11) and the triple jump (14.34 meters), while Alycia Croak won the pole vault (2.90 meters) and triple jump (10.97 meters).

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