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UB's Cierra Dillard and Jason Estevez named Athletes of the Week


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Senior guard Cierra Dillard continued her outstanding play for the Bulls last week as she helped UB collect a win over Niagara and gave #3 Oregon all they could handle in a loss on Sunday afternoon. Dillard was lights out for the Bulls as she finished the week averaging 28.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals while shooting 46.3% from the floor. On Wednesday night, Dillard led the Bulls with 25 points, six rebounds, four steals and three assists across 32 minutes while going 9-for-17 from the floor and 3-for-6 from behind the arc in UB's 88-61 win. On Sunday night in a showdown at #3 Oregon, Dillard proved she is one of the best players in the country as she went off for a season-high 32 points, five assists and four rebounds in 40 minutes of work as the Bulls fell 102-82 on the road. The 30-point effort for Dillard was the third of her career as she has now notched 20+ points in each game this season and seven straight overall dating back to last season. In her last seven games, the senior is averaging 27.6 points/game.

Jason Estevez won the 149 lb. title at the Black Knight Invite on Sunday. He had an impressive route to the title, beating two top seeds along the way. He opened with a 2-1 decision over third-seed Brock Port of Lock Haven, followed by a 12-8 decision over second-seed Jon Ross also of Lock Haven. In the title match, Estevez earned a 5-3 decision over Columbia's Riley Jacops.

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