In the opening half, Ithaca forced 17 Buffalo State turnovers and held the Bengals to 29-percent shooting en route to a 32-16 advantage at the intermission. Buffalo State was unable to mount a sustained rally in the second half to get back in the game, as the Bengals failed to cut the deficit to less than 10. Ithaca outscored Buffalo State 30-18 in the paint and forced 26 Bengal turnovers in the game.
Molly Brennan (Green Island/Heatly) scored 12 points off the bench for the Bombers, and Jill Post (Oxford/Oxford) and Megan Micho (Syracuse/Westhill) added nine and eight points respectively.
Junior Darnika Moseley (Liverpool/Liverpool) led Buffalo State with a game-high 18 points and nine rebounds. Freshman Shareese Hamer (Erie, PA/Strong Vincent) had eight points and 10 boards, and Gina Apa (Buffalo/McKinley) added nine points.
Buffalo State will host SUNYAC-rival Oswego on Tuesday at 6 p.m.