VOLUME 33, NUMBER 13 THURSDAY, December 6, 2001
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Rhode Island 57, UB 55
UB 73, New Hampshire 72
Athletes of the Week
Louis Campbell scored the game-winning basket with 10.4 seconds left to give the men's basketball team a 73-72 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday. Campbell registered a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds and added six assists. He also moved into ninth place (1,068) on the UB all-time scoring list.
Carrie Quinlan helped propel the women's swim team to the championship at Akron's Zippy Invitational. Quinlan won the 100 butterfly (56.91) and finished second in the 50 freestyle (24.29). She also was part of the Bulls' winning 400 medley relay (3:54.03) team and part of the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams that finished fourth and sixth, respectively.

The Bulls went down to the wire in both of last week's contests. UB fell to Rhode Island, 57-55, Nov. 29, as Brian Woodward hit a 10-foot jumper from the left side with 2.2 seconds left to lift the Rams over the Bulls. UB then followed with a 73-72 win over New Hampshire on Saturday in Alumni Arena as Louis Campbell scored with 10.4 seconds to play.


Mt. St. Mary's 66, UB 55
St. Bonaventure 56, UB 43

UB suffered a loss at the hands of the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers, 66-55, Friday in Alumni Arena.

The Mountaineers outrebounded the Bulls by a 48-31 margin and hit 12 three-pointers in 32 attempts—37.5 percent shooting—to earn the victory.

The Bulls shot 43.1 percent—22-for-51—from the floor, compared to the Mountaineers' 27.7 percent—18-for-65—but they were dominated on the glass and hurt themselves with 26 turnovers. Mount St. Mary's had just six two-point buckets in the game, but hit 12 three-pointers.

UB fell to 1-4 with a 56-43 loss to St. Bonaventure on Sunday in the Reilly Center.



Bulls place 13th at Miami Invitational

The men's swim team finished 13th in the 17-team field at the Miami University Invitational with 349.50 points as Kenyon College took the three-day meet with 1,254.50 points.

Aviv Oren placed 11th in the 200 breaststroke in 2:09.43 and won the "C" final of the 100 breaststroke in 59.04. UB's diving tandem of Jim Taravella and Jon Malarsky turned in strong performances on the one-meter board. Taravella, a sophomore, finished 11th with 199.75 points, while Malarsky, a freshman, took 15th with 180.70 points.


UB wins Zippy Invitational

The Bulls won the University of Akron's Zippy Invitational, scoring 1,361.50 points to easily outdistance second-place Illinois State (1,267) and third-place Cornell (1,066.50) in the 15-team, three-day meet.

Carrie Quinlan won the 100 butterfly (56.91) and finished second in the 50 freestyle (24.29).

The Bulls took the top two spots in the one-meter diving competition, with freshman Tracy Hoover winning the event with 246.25 points. Freshman Kim Lahaye finished second with 243.15 points.

Jennefer Brankovsky won the 400 individual medley in 4:29.46, while the Bulls' foursome of Abby Delia, Tiffany Woods, Quinlan and Brankovsky won the 400 medley relay in a season-best 3:54.03.


Cerminara leads way in Las Vegas

Kyle Cerminara came only one win away from placing in the top eight at 197 pounds in the Cliff Keen Invitational, held in Las Vegas. He lost his opening match to Fresno State's Marcio Betelho, who was seeded 12th, but then strung together three victories—twice by technical fall and once by major decision. His run came to an end, however, when eighth-seeded Erik Gladish of Arizona State decisioned him, 7-3.

UB finished 32nd in the 32-team field.

Indoor Track and Field

Bulls open with victories at Colgate Invitational

Both the men's and women's indoor-track squads opened the season with victories at the Colgate Invitational. The men scored 146 points to beat Canisius and Colgate in the three-team meet, while the women totaled 172 points to down Canisius, Colgate and Hamilton.

Christina Keck set a new school record in the 1,000, placing second in the race in 2:54.87. The Bulls also had ECAC qualifying performances from Chrissie Matthews in the high jump (5-6 1/2), Biaunca McFarland in the triple jump (39-5 1/4) and Faith Thompson in the weight throw (53-11 1/2).

In the men's meet, Sheldon Battle set a school record and qualified for IC4A competition, winning the shot put with a toss of 53-8. Joe Clark also qualified for the IC4A meet by winning the 500 meters in 1:04.42.


Kus named new head coach

Sally Kus, a veteran coach at the collegiate, high school and club levels, and perhaps the most-recognized name associated with the sport of volleyball in Western New York, has been named head volleyball coach at UB.

She replaces Nadine Lilavois, who resigned after three seasons with the Bulls.

Kus comes to UB after four successful seasons coaching at Daemen College. She was named Conference Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2000, and guided the Lady Warriors to a 27-9 overall record and a 19-4 conference mark this past season. Prior to taking over the reins at Daemen, Kus transformed the Sweet Home High School volleyball program into a national powerhouse.


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