Lafayette Women's Hoops Falls By Nine on the Road at Buffalo
Nov. 27, 2004
BUFFALO, N.Y. (www.lafayette.edu) - Junior Kristin Doherty dropped in 14 points and freshman Vanessa Van De Venter contributed 12 points and eight rebounds, but Buffalo emerged with 54-45 win on Saturday afternoon at the HSBC Arena.
The University at Buffalo (1-2), of the Mid American Conference, used an 8-0 run midway through the first half to lead 22-17 at the break.
In the second half, a 9-2 spurt gave the Bulls an 11-point advantage, 33-22, at 15:10, but the Leopards chipped away with seven straight points. Sophomore Kara Stetler drained a three-pointer and a jumper and senior Brianne Welte scored to pull Lafayette (1-2) within four.
Doherty hit a three-pointer at 9:05 and another at 6:30 to keep the Leopards in striking distance at 44-39. Buffalo, however, maintained at least a five-point cushion the rest of the way to earn its first victory of the season.
Doherty was 4-for-5 from three-point range and Van De Venter was 6-of-9 from the field to pace Lafayette.
Viorica Badinici led the Bulls with 13 points and seven rebounds. Freshman Stephanie Bennett and senior Allison Bennett scored nine and seven points, respectively for Buffalo.
Lafayette will host Radford on Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Leopards' home opener.
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