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College Athletics Report: Marian bowlers earn first tourney title behind Klinger

Jerame Owens gave an under-sized Hilbert team a presence down low against LaRoche. For his play in that game and the win prior, he was named AMCC Player of the Week.

The Marian University women’s bowling team made history on Saturday (Feb. 2) afternoon as the Knights earned their first tournament championship title at the American Heartland Intercollegiate Bowling Conference No. 4 tournament at the Super Bowl in Canton, Mich.

Junior Amanda Klinger earned all-tournament honors as the Frontier High School graduate took the runner-up spot. Klinger tallied 861 total pins for a four-game average of 215.25, finishing 36 pins short of the tournament individual title.

The Knights earned their first-ever tournament title with 7,526 total pins for an average of 997.361, which was 146 pins better than runner-up Notre Dame College. MU was the only team over 4,000 pins in team games and had the second-best total in Baker games.

Fredonia eliminated despite Warren’s play

Fredonia State closed out its 2012-13 season with a 63-57 come-from-behind win Saturday (Feb. 16) to Brockport in SUNYAC women’s basketball. The Blue Devils, 12-12 overall and 7-11 in the conference, scored the final 14 points of the game while holding the Golden Eagles scoreless over the 3:52. Jaimie Warren of Lake View recorded five of her game-high 22 points during the run, including a three-point basket with 1:08 left to put Fredonia State on top, 59-57.

In prior action, Fredonia dropped a 59-47 game to Geneseo in Steele Hall on Feb. 14. Warren finished with 12 points and five rebounds. Fredonia also suffered an overtime loss, 68-64, to Buffalo State on Feb. 12, which eliminated the Devils from post-season consideration. Warren, a Frontier High School graduate, finished with 17 points, eight rebounds and three steals for Fredonia. Buffalo State, which improved to 8-8 in the SUNYAC and 12-11 overall, was paced by Olivia Luciani with 13 points.

Hilbert’s Owens named AMCC Player of Week

Hilbert College’s Jerame Owens was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Player of the Week February 18th. The rookie from Rochester came up huge for the Hawks in big conference games last week against Penn State Behrend and LaRoche. He averaged 15.5 points, 10 rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals per game to help the program earn its first ever 20-win basketball season and garner the top seed in the upcoming AMCC Tournament. The 6-foot-7 freshman finished the regular season ranked third in the AMCC averaging 8.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks and second in offensive rebounds (3.2).

ECC hockey advances to the NJCAA playoffs

The Erie Community College hockey program has been awarded a berth in the upcoming NJCAA Championships, slated for Feb. 23-24 at the Sports Centre at MCC in Rochester. The Kats, who are 12-7 overall and ranked fourth in the nation, will take on Monroe CC, the nation’s top-ranked team and defending national champions on Feb. 23. The Kats defeated Monroe CC to win the 2011 NJCAA national title. Williston State (N.D.) will play Hudson Valley CC in the other semifinal Feb. 23. The championship game will start at 2 p.m. the next day. The games will be available for viewing on the iHigh network at www.ihigh.com/monroetribunes.

E-mail news about locals playing at the college level to mpetro@thesunnews.net.

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