Great Danes Snap Skid, Take Down St. Francis Brooklyn, 67-60
Score: UAlbany 67, St. Francis Brooklyn, 60
Location: Pope Physical Education Center – Brooklyn Heights, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (2-9), St. Francis Brooklyn (6-4)
Short Story: The University at Albany women’s basketball team snapped a seven-game skid at St. Francis Brooklyn Saturday afternoon, behind a career-high 20 points from redshirt-junior Amanda Kantzy. The Great Dane’s 67-60 victory marked the team’s first road win of the season.
- The 67 points scored by the Great Danes mark a new season-high. UAlbany shot 45.6 percent (26-57) in the contest.
- Kyara Frames recorded her sixth-consecutive double-figure scoring game, notching 10 points. All 10 of the sophomore’s points came in the final quarter.
- Alexi Schecter recorded career highs in rebounds (10) and assists (3), while chipping in with eight points.
- UAlbany holds a 7-2 advantage in the all-time series.
- As a team, the Great Danes recorded season bests in assists (14) and bench points (23).
Recap: Redshirt-junior Amanda Kantzy totaled a career-high 20 points and senior Chyanna Canada posted a career-high 16 points as the UAlbany women’s basketball team tripped up St. Francis Brooklyn, 67-60, on Saturday afternoon, snapping a seven-game skid.
Kantzy came out firing for UAlbany in the first quarter, finishing the opening frame with seven points from 3-for-3 shooting. After a slow start, Canada hit a pull up jumper that sparked an 8-0 run for the visitors who carried a 15-7 lead entering the second quarter.
The Great Danes continued to fire from all cylinders throughout the second quarter, stretching their lead to as many as 18 points. Canada picked up six of the team’s 15 points in the frame, connecting on all three of her shot attempts.
Senior Heather Forster hit the first shot of the second half to put her team ahead 33-19. The squad shot 61.5 percentage in the quarter to keep a comfortable double-digit lead against the Terriers.
St. Francis Brooklyn looked to spark a comeback in the final quarter, outscoring the Great Danes 27-8. The home team used a 10-2 run to make it a 58-50 score, before Amy O’Neil hit a jumper with eight seconds left to cut the difference to as little as four, 64-60.
Down the stretch, Frames knocked down three of her four free throws to keep the opponents at arm’s length, 67-60. St. Francis Brooklyn was given the ball back with five seconds to play, but a strong defensive stand by the Great Danes was enough to secure the seven-point victory.
O’Neil paced St. Francis Brooklyn with 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. The Great Danes held the team’s leading scorer, Jade Johnson, to just nine points.
Next Up: The Great Danes continue their road swing with a match up at Purdue set for December 19. Tip-off is slated to begin at 11:30 p.m. (ET).