Women's Basketball Wins Eighth Straight, Defeats Stony Brook 64-58
Score: UAlbany 64, Stony Brook 58
Location: SEFCU Arena in Albany, N.Y.
Records: UAlbany (19-3, 8-1 AE); Stony Brook (11-10, 3-5 AE)
Short Story: UAlbany women’s basketball won its season-high eighth game in a row, defeating Stony Brook by six behind a double-double from Tiana-Jo Carter leading three Great Danes in double figures.
Coach Mac: “We’ll take a win whenever we can get one, so we’re happy we got the win today. I thought there were times in the game where we looked pretty good defensively and I thought at times we ran our offense and pushed the ball really well. Other times I thought we fell a little short on both ends of the court which is something we’re going to work on correcting. But I’m happy with the win and I love the crowd we had out there today.”
- Bose Aiyalogbe made her 100th appearance
- UAlbany held Stony Brook to 18.9% shooting in the first quarter
- UAlbany recorded eight steals in the first half
- Stony Brook’s Shania Johnson scored 13 points in the first half
- Three Great Danes were in double figures by the end of the third quarter
- Tiana-Jo Carter recorded her third double-double of the season
- Carter recorded her 100th career steal
- Johnson scored 12 points in the fourth quarter
How it happened
- With UAlbany leading 6-4, Jessica Féquière drew a foul on a three-point attempt, sinking all three free throws
- Bose Aiyalogbe hit a three with 1:06 left in the first, putting UAlbany up 10
- Stony Brook opened the second on a 7-1 run, closing the deficit to four
- Stony Brook took the lead with a three with 3:30 to go in the second
- Mackenzie opened the third hitting a layup as the shot clock expired to put UAlbany up four
- Féquière hit a three with 3:18 left in the third to put UAlbany back up 10
- Mid-way through the third, Stony Brook suffered a scoreless, 0-7 drought lasting 4:24
- Tiana-Jo Carter successfully converted a three-point play with 2:14 left in the third putting UAlbany up 11
- Stony Brook shot 2-12 to end the third quarter
- UAlbany suffered a four-minute scoring drought mid-way through the fourth, allowing Stony Brook to close within six
- With 2:39 left, Stony Brook hit two free throws to cut the lead to four
- Chyanna Canada drew and and-one on a layup with 2:01 left, putting UAlbany up seven
- Heather Forster hit two free throws with 1:18 left to put UAlbany back up seven
Undefeated over seven games since January 3, the University at Albany women’s basketball team hosted Stony Brook on Saturday to start the second half of the America East schedule. Seventeen days ago, the Great Danes defeated the Seawolves in overtime in Stony Brook. Saturday, the Great Danes defeated the Seawolves 64-58 to win their season-high eighth consecutive game.
UAlbany led 6-4 after trading baskets with Stony Brook early when Jessica Féquière drew a foul on a three-point attempt. Féquière hit all three of her free throw attempts to put UAlbany up by five. Late in the first, Bose Aiyalogbe, making her 100th career appearance as a Great Dane, hit a three to put UAlbany up 16-6.
Aiyalogbe is the second Great Dane this season to make her 100th career appearance, following teammate Tiana-Jo Carter, whose 100th appearance came against Holy Cross on December 3.
Stony Brook opened the second quarter on a 7-1 run to cut UAlbany’s lead to 17-13. A three-pointer with 3:30 left in the half put Stony Brook ahead for the first time, 21-20. After scoring just four points through the first seven minutes of the second quarter, UAlbany scored six in the final three minutes and entered halftime holding a two-point, 26-24 lead.
Stony Brook’s Shania Johnson scored 13 points on 6-15 shooting in the first half. Féquière, who had shot 1-10 from the floor in the first but 6-7 from the line, led UAlbany with eight points. Carter scored five points in the half and recorded three steals.
Late in the third quarter, UAlbany built its second double-digit lead after Féquière hit a three. During this time, Stony Brook shot 0-7 from the floor and scored no points for more than four minutes of game time. The Seawolves closed the third quarter shooting just 2-12.
UAlbany had an extended drought of its own mid-way through the fourth quarter lasting four minutes. Stony Brook was able to come within six during this time, and within three with 2:30 to go in the game. After this point, Chyanna Canada and Heather Forster built UAlbany’s lead back to seven, ending Stony Brook’s comeback attempt. UAlbany went on to win by six, 64-58.
As a team, UAlbany outscored Stony Brook 34-26 in the paint, 19-16 off of turnovers, and 11-6 off the bench. Carter shot 6-8 from the floor and finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. Féquière and Mackenzie Trpcic also scored in double figures. For Stony Brook, starting point guard Shania Johnson scored 29 points, including 13 in the first half and 12 in the fourth quarter.
Next: After playing nine games in 25 days, UAlbany will finally have their bye before visiting New Hampshire on Saturday, February 3.