VOLUME 32, NUMBER 17 THURSDAY, January 25, 2001
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Miami (Ohio) 74, UB 42
Kent State 58, UB 52

UB had no answer for Miami University junior Alex Shorts in a 74-42 Mid-American Conference loss on Saturday night in Oxford, Ohio.

Shorts connected on 13-of-19 shots from the field and keyed a late first-half run by the RedHawks that turned the game around as Miami kept UB winless in MAC play. The Bulls fell to 2-12 and 0-7 in the MAC.

The Bulls kept it close throughout the first half, cutting the lead to 23-19 on a three-point jumper by Damien Foster with 3:49 remaining. However, Shorts hit three straight mid-range jumpers-the last with four seconds left in the half-to key an 8-0 run by Miami that sent the hosts to the locker room with a commanding 31-19 lead at halftime.

The second half opened with Miami's Jason Grunkemeyer connecting on a three-pointer, and the Bulls failed to cut the lead to single digits the remainder of the game.

The Bulls opened the week with a 58-52 loss to visiting Kent State on Jan. 17. The Bulls committed 19 turnovers in the game and hit a season-low three three-pointers while being outscored 28-17 from the free-throw line.


Eastern Michigan 73, UB 52

UB dropped its third straight game Saturday, falling to Eastern Michigan by a 73-52 score in the Eagles' Convocation Center. Senior Tiffany Bell led the Bulls with 17 points-13 in the first half-and junior Jana Richtrova grabbed a team-high five rebounds in her first career start.

Richtrova opened the scoring with a 10-foot jumper less than 30 seconds into the game, but that was the only lead the Bulls would enjoy for the entire contest. Eastern Michigan scored the next eight points, and led by as many as 19 points in the first half, 34-15, before taking a 41-27 advantage into the half-time break. The Eagles never let the Bulls get back in the game in the second half, leading by as much as 21 points on three separate occasions, including the 73-52 final.


Athletes of the Week

David Guarino of the wrestling team won his weight class at the New York State Collegiate Championships. The 165-pound senior finished with a perfect 5-0 mark, earning his first career tournament championship. For the season, Guarino is 17-9 overall and 6-4 in dual-meet competition. Sarah Fletcher of the women’s indoor track-and-field team won two events at the Cornell Invitational to lead the Bulls to a second-place finish. The senior qualified for ECAC com-petition with a winning toss of 54-11.5 (16.75m) in the 20-pound weight throw. She also placed first in the shot put with a mark of 42-4.75 (12.92m).

UB finishes third in New York State Collegiate Championships

UB finished third out of 21 teams at the New York State Collegiate Championships, held Jan 19-20 at Nassau Community College. The Bulls finished with 134 points, behind Army (172.5 points) and Cornell (167 points).

Seniors Josh States (184) and Dave Guarino (165), and junior Ryan Bentley (141) finished first in their respective weight classes. Seven out of the eight UB wrestlers placed in the top five of their weight classes.

While UB had more wrestlers place than any other team, four of the Bulls' starters did not wrestle due to injury. Seniors John Eschenfelder and Shawn Kegel, and sophomores Joe Downey and Garrett Bontempo did not compete.

Senior Bill Jacoutot (149) and freshman Labe Black (157) both finished third in their brackets. Charlie Voorhees finished fourth in the 125-pound weight class while Ben Cooper finished fifth at 174 pounds.

The Bulls' season record is 7-4 overall and 2-0 in the MAC.



UB 155, Bowling Green 145
Ball State 177, UB 122

UB split a double dual with Bowling Green and Ball State. The Bulls earned a hard-fought 155-145 decision over the Falcons, but fell, 177-122, to the Cardinals.

The Bulls took five events on the day, with Dawn Hickey and Abby Delia each taking a pair. Hickey finished first in the 1,650 freestyle in 17:38.69 as UB took the top three slots in the event. Hickey also posted a win in the 500 freestyle, clocking in at 5:10.45. Delia won the 100 backstroke in 59.00 and took the 100 freestyle in 53.68. Carrie Quinlan was the Bulls' other individual winner, taking the 100 butterfly in 58.08.


Bowling Green 121, UB 84
Ball State 145, UB 60

UB dropped a double-dual decision, 121-84, to Bowling Green and 145-60 to Ball State. The Bulls had three first-place finishes in the event. Eric Stimson earned two victories, taking the 200 individual medley in 1:56.52 to touch out Ball State's Josh Jordan by four hundredths of a second. Stimson captured the 200 backstroke in 1:51.23. Jason McLachlan also was a top performer for the Bulls, taking the 500 freestyle in 4:39.31.

Indoor Track

Men's and women's squads place second at Cornell Invitational

UB's men's and women's indoor track squads both placed second in the six-team Cornell Invitational in Ithaca. Host Cornell won both the men's and women's competitions.

The Bulls picked up a couple of school records in the men's meet. Bam McDonald set a new school mark in his first collegiate track meet, winning the 60 meter dash in 6.95 seconds, the first UB athlete to break seven seconds. Todd Ludden also was victorious in the 3,000 meters with a school-best mark of 8:41.29.

For the women, Sarah Fletcher was the lone double winner of the day. The senior took the 20-pound weight throw with a toss of 54-11.5 (16.75m) and qualified for ECAC competition with the mark. She also won the shot put at 42-4.75 (12.42m). Biaunca McFarland broke her own school record for the third time in as many meets, winning the triple jump in 39-11.75 (12.18m).

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