Women's Basketball Defeats Binghamton to Win Fourth Straight
Score: UAlbany 63, Binghamton 46
Location: SEFCU Arena in Albany, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (15-3, 4-1 AE); Binghamton (11-6, 2-2 AE)
Short Story: The University at Albany rode their lockdown defense to a fourth consecutive victory, defeating Binghamton at SEFCU Arena 63-46
Coach Mac: “I thought that was a good team win. I thought that in the first quarter we came out a little bit slow, but as the game progressed we really caught our stride. I thought offensively we moved with a purpose in the final three quarters and I also thought defensively we kept our eye on the ball and made sure we let our scout carry over into our defense.”
- Emma List scored eight points in the first half
- UAlbany held Binghamton to 22% shooting in the second quarter
- UAlbany held Imani Watkins to six points in the first half
- UAlbany ended the first half shooting 6-6
- UAlbany outscored Binghamton 17-2 in the first half off the bench
- Three Great Danes scored in double figures
- Bose Aiyalogbe recorded her 100th career assist in the third quarter
- Tiana-Jo Carter recorded her 141st career block, 10 behind Gia Sanders’ program record of 151
How it happened
- Binghamton opened the game on a 6-0 run
- Heather Forster tied the game at 10 after a layup with 1:55 left in the first
- CeCe Mayo hit a three as time expired in the first to cut UAlbany’s deficit to one
- UAlbany took the lead on a pair of free throws from Jessica Féquière with 9:32 left in the second
- UAlbany closed the first half on a 15-4 run and took a 30-22 lead into halftime
- Féquière put UAlbany up 11 with a three with 6:18 left in the third
- Binghamton suffered through a 5:05 scoring drought midway through the fourth, shooting 0-7
The University at Albany women’s basketball team won its fourth straight game Monday, defeating the visiting Binghamton Bearcars 63-46. The game featured the top two scoring offenses in the America East as well as the top two scoring individuals in Binghamton’s Imani Watkins and UAlbany’s Jessica Féquière.
Binghamton got off to a quick start, opening the game on a 6-0 run. The Bearcats would hold the lead outright until late in the first quarter when Heather Forster tied the game at 10, drawing a foul on a made layup. Forster missed the free throw that would have put UAlbany up one, which gave Binghamton a chance to retake the lead on the next possession, and close the first half holding a one-point, 14-13 lead. The lead would have been greater, but freshman guard CeCe Mayo hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to cut the UAlbany deficit to one.
In the second quarter, the Great Dane defense came alive, holding the Bearcats to eight total points. UAlbany took the lead early in the second behind a pair of free throws from Féquière. Binghamton took the lead back soon after, and led by as many as three points, before UAlbany went on a 15-4 run to end the first half with a 30-22 lead, taking the lead for good.
The Great Danes took their first 10-point lead of the game midway through the third quarter after Féquière hit a three-pointer to put UAlbany up 37-26. Binghamton would come back within five before the end of the quarter and trailed by six heading into the fourth.
Binghamton would cut the deficit no further as UAlbany pulled away in the final 10 minutes, holding the Bearcats to just five points. UAlbany would lead by as many as 18 before winning the game 63-46.
Féquière led UAlbany with 17 points. Tiana-Jo Carter led with nine rebounds. Carter also recorded one block, bringing her career total to 141. She sits 10 blocks from tying Gia Sanders’ program record of 151. Chyanna Canada and Emma List each added 10 points.
As a team, UAlbany forced 23 turnovers, leading to 28 points. UAlbany further outscored Binghamton 26-14 in the paint and 26-3 off the bench. Watkins finished with 18 points for Binghamton.
Next: The Great Danes will play their next two on the road at UMass Lowell on January 18 and at UMBC on January 21. UAlbany returns home to host Vermont on January 24 for Commitment to Education Day.