Buffalo State College Athletics
BUFFALO, N.Y.— Buffalo State outscored the Golden Eagles 15-4 in the fourth quarter to rally from a 14-point deficit, but could not complete the comeback as a final shot at the buzzer by Liv LeBaron (Corning/Corning East) fell short in a 46-45 loss to visiting Brockport in SUNYAC action this evening. THE BASICSFINAL SCORE: Brockport – 46, Buffalo State – 45 LOCATION: Sports Arena – Buffalo, N.Y.RECORDS: Brockport (5-6, 3-2 SUNYAC), Buffalo State (8-3, 2-2 SUNYAC) HOW IT HAPPENEDPrincella McCullough (Rochester/Bishop Kearney) tallied her 16th career double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds to go along with five blocks and two steals.
LeBaron chipped in 15 points, including eight points in the fourth quarter, while adding five rebounds and four assists.
Katie Villarini (Hamburg/Hamburg) finished with nine points and five assists.
Buffalo State scored six of the first eight points in the contest to take an early lead but couldn’t maintain the early momentum as Brockport tallied a late 3-pointer to take a 20-18 lead after 10 minutes of action.
After the Golden Eagles extended their lead to 33-21 with just over two minutes to play in the second frame, the Bengals closed the half by scoring five unanswered points to cut the deficit to 33-26 at halftime.
Buffalo State again found themselves down by double-digits late in the third period as Brockport used a 9-4 run in the frame to push the score to 42-30 after 30 minutes of action.
The Bengals chipped away at the lead over the entirety of the fourth quarter, outscoring their opponents 15-4, to trim the lead to 46-43 with just over a minute and a half left.
A pair of Golden Eagles’ turnovers and two free throws by LeBaron cut the deficit to 46-45 in the final minute.
LeBaron had a final look at the basket in the closing minutes, but the go-ahead shot fell just short …