ALBANY, N.Y. — The University at Albany women’s basketball team seeks its fourth consecutive win on Wednesday as the Great Danes visit UMass Lowell to wrap up their season series with the River Hawks. The Great Danes have won 11 straight meetings with the River Hawks. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. at the Tsongas Arena.
UAlbany improved to 7-3 in America East play with a 65-40 rout of Vermont on Saturday afternoon. Alexi Schecter paced all players with 17 points while Kyara Frames notched her first career double-double with 15 points and a career-high 10 boards.
Through 23 games this season, Kyara Frames is pacing the squad with 11.6 points and 3.0 assists per game. Forward Alexi Schecter follows closely with 8.4 points per game, while Heather Forster chips in with 8.2 points and a team-high 7.2 boards per contest. As a team, UAlbany is averaging 53.9 points and pulling in 37.2 rebounds per game.
The River Hawks enter Saturday’s game looking to snap a seven-game skid. UMass Lowell most recently fell to conference foe Stony Brook, 64-67, on Wednesday evening. Brianna Rudolph leads the squad in points and rebounds, boasting 12.5 and 5.7, respectively. As a team, the River Hawks are totaling 53.71 points per game but allowing their opponents to score 64.04 points per game.
Forward Alexi Schecter returns to her hometown of Lowell, Mass. on Wednesday night. Schecter played basketball at Lowell High School where she scored 1,237 points, pulled in 950 rebounds and garnered 544 blocks. The junior padded the box score against the River Hawks earlier this season, totaling 11 points, four rebounds, four helpers and two blocks back on January 16.
Last Time Against UMass Lowell
UAlbany edged UMass Lowell, 63-56, in an overtime thriller back on January 16. Finding themselves down in the fourth quarter, the Great Danes used an 11-1 run to erase the deficit and force over time, where they would go on to outscore their opponents 11-4. Alexi Schecter, Kyara Frames and Chyanna Canada each tallied 11 points in the victory.
A Win Would
A win would mark the longest win streak of the season for the Great Danes at four and give UAlbany the series sweep against UMass Lowell. With a win, the Great Danes would hold a 14-8 advantage in the all-time series and earn their 12 consecutive series win against their counterparts.