Great Danes Drop 68-56 Battle to Hartford on Senior Day
Women’s Basketball Score: Hartford 68, UAlbany 56
Location: SEFCU Arena – Albany, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (12-17, 9-7 AE), Hartford (21-9, 14-2)
Short Story: The University at Albany women’s basketball team fought hard but could not keep pace with Hartford in the fourth quarter, falling 68-56 on Senior Day.
- UAlbany assisted on 16 of its 21 field goals.
- Kyara Frames led all players with a game-high 21 points. Frames has recorded five 20-point games this season.
- Heather Forster pulled in a game-high nine rebounds and chipped in with eight points.
- Chyanna Canada posted 11 points, two steals and one assist.
- Hartford won the battle of the boards, 23-22.
- Points in the paint were tied, 26-26.
- The Hawks scored 29 points off turnovers.
Recap: The Great Danes wrap up the regular season with a 68-53 loss to Hartford on Senior Day at SEFCU Arena.
Senior Chyanna Canada finished the contest with 11 points, two steals and one block, while classmate Heather Forster brought down a game-high nine rebounds and garnered eight points. The duo was honored in a special pregame ceremony for their accomplishments during their time as Great Danes.
UAlbany, who finished the regular season with an 12-16 mark, will enter the America East Tournament as the four seed. They will host the quarterfinal game on Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. against fifth-seeded Binghamton. To purchase playoff tickets, click here!
Kyara Frames picked up her second consecutive 20-point game, notching a game-high 21 points. Frames leads the team with five 20-point scoring games this season.
The two teams entered the break tied at 28-28. The second half would go on to see five lead changes, including three in the third quarter. The Hawks would use an 11-3 run in the fourth to distance themselves for good against the Great Danes.
Kyara Frames connected on a triple to spark a 10-0 run for the the home team. Chyanna Canada would later score on a layup to put her team ahead four, before Heather Forster hit a jumper with five second left gave her team a 14-8 advantage.
The contest remained a two possession throughout the second quarter. Hartford began to chip away at UAlbany’s lead, using a 6-0 run to knot the score at 15-15. The Great Danes would regain the lead, 21-17, but the Hawks would continue to pound the paint as both teams entered their locker rooms tied at 28-28.
The Great Danes and Hawks traded three more lead changes in the first five minutes of the third quarter, before Frames sank a triple and Canada drove to the hoop, finishing a three-point play, to give the home team a 42-33 edge with 5:47 left to play.
The back-and-forth battle continued as Hartford pulled ahead once again with a pair of three-points from Lindsey Abed and Jade Young that would put the team ahead for good.
Hartford now leads the all-time series, 24-22.
Up Next: The Great Danes begin their America East title run on Wednesday, March 6 against Binghamton. The quarterfinals are slated to begin at 7 p.m. and will be played at SEFCU Arena.
Highlights | @UAlbanyWBB wrapped up the home portion of its regular season Saturday, losing to Hartford, 68-56, on Senior Night. Kyara Frames scored 21 and senior Chyanna Canada added 11. The Great Danes will host an #AEHoops quarterfinal game March 6 at 7pm pic.twitter.com/yybiHKG2se— UAlbany Sports (@UAlbanySports) March 2, 2019