ALBANY, N.Y. — The UAlbany women’s basketball team entertains Central Connecticut State in their return to the SEFCU Arena on Wednesday, December 5. Tip-off is slated to begin at 7 p.m. and will broadcast on ESPN+.
Wednesday’s match up between the Great Danes and Blue Devils marks just the second meeting between the two squads in the sport of women’s basketball. In its only contest to date, UAlbany defeated Central Connecticut, 72-60, behind Jessica Fequiere’s 26 points, a season ago.
Looking at UAlbany
The Great Danes look to regain momentum after dropping their last five games. UAlbany is averaging 50.6 points per game during its five game skid, two points higher than its season average of 48.0. The team has lost four of those five games by a total of just six points or less.
Last Time Out
UAlbany was most really tripped up at Lafayette, 67-66, in a double overtime thriller, on Saturday afternoon. Kyara Frames headlined the offense with 23 points, earning back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in her career. Forward Heather Forster took ownership of the block, finishing the game with a career-high 16 points.
Leading the Pack
A pair of Great Danes, Heather Forster and Kyara Frames, have established themselves among the top players in the America East. Forster is pulling in a league-best 7.6 boards per game, while Frames ranks in the top-five in minutes (39.4) and assists (3.0) per game and the top-10 in points per game with 11.6 As a team, the Great Danes are shooting 34.2 percent (145-424) from the floor and 27.5 percent (38-138) from behind the arc.
Scouting Central Connecticut
The Blue Devils are led by Kiana Patterson who is totaling 15.2 points per game. Andi Lyon and Emma McCamus are chipping in with 9.0 points apiece, while the team’s leading rebounder Ashley Berube (6.3 rpg) adds 7.2 points. As a team, Central Connecticut is boasting 59.9 points and bringing down 37.2 boards per game.
Racking up the Minutes
Kyara Frames ranks first in the America East and third in the the nation with 39.4 minutes per game so far this year. This is a career high for the sophomore who averaged 12.30 minutes last season.
It’s Raining Three’s
With five three-pointers against Canisius, Kyara Frames reached a new career high in scoring with 25 points. Three of her five long balls came in the third quarter where she went a perfect 3-3. Her five three-pointers in a single game are the third most in a single game in program history.