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Buffalo Women’s Basketball wreaks havoc on defense, routs Canisius 84-66

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UB Women’s basketball continued their blistering start to the season on Tuesday night when they traveled down Main Street to defeat Canisius, 84-66.

The sizable ending margin is surprising considering how Buffalo started the evening. Although the Bulls saw a variety of players step up to score in the first half, UB still experienced droughts when it was time to run some offense. The Golden Griffins took advantage and even held a lead for a lot of the half until UB slowly climbed back to a 35-30 edge.

The story of this win truly begins in the second half, where Buffalo put together their best stretch of defensive play this season. In nearly five minutes of play, the Bulls held Canisius to just four points and forced a ridiculous seven turnovers.

The points piled on for Buffalo once Canisius came out of the locker room flat. Before the third quarter had ended, UB had extended their 5-point advantage to more than 20.

With the game concluded, the box score read Canisius shot the ball better and also out-rebounded Buffalo, but the Bulls were able to generate a whopping 32 turnovers throughout the contest.

Cierra Dillard was unsurprisingly the Bulls’ leading scorer. She had a 25-point, 10-assist night that also featured 6 steals. Following her was a trio of Bulls that reached double figures.

Hanna Hall had the most surprising night with 16 points in 22 minutes played. If the Bulls can get that kind of production out of her on a consistent basis, then this team’s hot start will last through the rest of the season.

Brittany Morrison and Theresa Onwuka has 12 and 10 points respectively. Both players also pulled down three rebounds.

Buffalo returns to action on Friday night when they travel to the #worststateever. The Bulls will play Dayton at 2:00 p.m. with coverage on ESPN+.