Great Danes Move Into Third Place Wtih 71-62 Win at Binghamton
Photo Credit: Aahish Chohan
Score: UAlbany 71, Binghamton 62
Location: Events Center – Binghamton, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (9-13, 6-3 AE), Binghamton (9-13, 4-5 AE)
Short Story: With a 71-62 win at league foe Binghamton, the University at Albany women’s basketball team moved into sole possession of third place in the America East standings.
- UAlbany has won the last 16 contests against Binghamton. The Great Danes own a 41-25 advantage in the all-time series.
- Chyanna Canada tied a career high in rebounds with eight.
- Binghamton won the battle of the boards, 35-33.
- The Great Danes scored a season-high 42 points in the second half.
- Heather Forster posted six of her 12 points in the third quarter.
Recap: The Great Danes improved to 6-3 in America East action with a 71-62 statement win at in-state foe Binghamton on Saturday afternoon.
Fueled by five double-digit scorers, the Great Danes established a new season high in scoring with 71 points. Kyara Frames led the way with 15 points, while Heather Forster and Chyanna Canada added 12 points apiece and Khepera Stokes and Alexi Schecter chipped in with 10 points each.
UAlbany shot a combined 64.4 percentage from the floor in the third and fourth quarter, on its way to notching 42 second half points.
Khepera Stoke scored the first four points for UAlbany to knot the score 4-4 overall. Binghamton was fouled on their next possession where Annie Ramil knocked down a pair of free throws to put her team ahead 6-4.
The Bearcats began to pull away the towards the end of the quarter. A pair of late baskets provided the home team with a 16-11 advantage heading into the second quarter.
Frames opened the second quarter with triple, cutting the difference to 16-14, before Stokes added two more points to lock the score 16-16.
UAlbany earned its first lead of the contest, 21-19, at 7:13 following a long ball from Conroy. The two squads traded baskets for the remainder of the half but it was the Great Danes who carried a 29-26 lead into the break.
Frames continued to be a threat from behind the arc as she connected on another triple to kick off the third quarter. Frames’ basket sparked an 11-2 run in which Forster and Schecter helped the squad earn a 10-point lead, 40-30, with 4:15 to play.
Binghamton used a 10-2 run to make it a one possession game, 40-42, with 59 ticks remaining on the clock. Kantzy came up big with a late three pointer as her team owned a 45-40 lead with one quarter to play.
The Great Danes began to pull away in the fourth, notching eight consecutive points for a 50-42 advantage. Schecter would drain a jumper on the very next possession to give her team a double-digit lead they would hold for the next five minutes.
With 64 seconds to play, Kia Moon would cut the difference to nine with a four-point play. Frames would push the lead back to 11 points with a pair of free throws but a late layup would bring the deficit to single digits once again. A strong defensive effort by the Great Danes would keep the Bearcats at arm’s length until the final buzzer.
Up Next: The Great Danes enter a bye week and will pick up action next February 9 against Vermont at SEFCU Arena. UAlbany will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sport Day on Saturday.