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Frames 25 Points Not Enough to Push Great Danes Past Canisius

UAlbany Sports Information   11-28-2018

Score: Canisius 48, UAlbany 42

Location: SEFCU Arena – Albany, N.Y.

Records: UAlbany (1-6), Canisius (1-5)

Short Story: Sophomore Kyara Frames scored a career-high 25 points, accounting for more than half her team’s points, but it wasn't enough to push the UAlbany women’s basketball team past in-state foe Canisius on Wednesday night at the SEFCU Arena. 

Head Coach Colleen Mullen:

“It was a tough one tonight, we really struggled to score. We got a lot of good looks on the night, and credit Canisius, they did a good job of clogging the lane and closing things off for us defensively. I thought we had some moments in which the momentum was going our way and we talked a lot about outrebounding the other team and we did exactly that. We unfortunately had some timely turnovers that really hurt us but thanks to Kyara, who brought a lot of toughness and energy, she kept us in the game and alive in a lot of moments.

Game Notes:

  • The all-time series is now tied 3-3 between the two programs in the sport of women’s basketball.
  • The Great Danes outrebounded the Golden Griffins, 38-32, and grabbed a season-high 17 offensive rebounds.
  • UAlbany saw a season-best 15 points from its bench.

Recap: Kyara Frames and Alexi Schecter combined for 33 points as the Great Danes dropped a 46-42 decision to Canisius on Wednesday evening.

Frames personal-best 27 points game was fueled by a career-high five three-pointers made and 9-17 shooting on the night. The point guard played the entire 40 minutes in the tilt, finishing the contest with six boards and three steals.

Schecter’s performance made headlines as well, as her career-high seven boards were followed by a season-best seven points.

In a game where the Great Danes trailed by as many as seven, became a one possession game, 43-41, with 49 seconds remaining. Schecter and Frames hit back-to-back jumpers before Chyanna Canada stepped up to the free throw line with a chance to tie the game.

A few costly turnovers spoiled UAlbany’s chance at a comeback, leading to a pair of Golden Griffin made free throws by D’jhai Patterson-Ricks. Canisius finished the night 10-12 from the charity stripe.

Finding themselves down 16-11 in the second quarter, the Great Danes began to chip away, scoring five straight points to knot the score 16-16 with 4:10 to play. The teams would continue to trade baskets for the remainder of the quarter with Canisius carrying a slight three-point lead, 22-19, at the half.

Coming out of the break, Frames scored nine of her 25 points in the third quarter, making three straight baskets from downtown. Schecter scored the only other points for the Great Danes in that quarter, pulling up for a jumper at the top of key.

Despite trailing in the final minutes, the Great Danes continued to show their resilience, cutting the difference to three on three different occasions, including with just 32.7 seconds to go on a free throw by Frames, but the Golden Griffins were able to secure the 48-42 outcome.

Next Up: The Great Danes travel to Lafayette on Saturday, December 1. Tip-off is slated to begin at 2 p.m.

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