ALBANY, N.Y. – After successfully defending home court in the America East opener against UMass Lowell on Wednesday, the University at Albany women’s basketball program (7-7, 1-0 AE) looks to do the same when they host in-state rival Stony Brook on Saturday.
The Great Danes remain undefeated at home this season after a 93-69 drubbing of the Riverhawks. It was UAlbany’s first home game since Post University on December 12. For the first time this season, two UAlbany players scored 20 or more points in a single game. Senior Imani Tate led all scorers with 22 points, and redshirt-junior Jessica Féquière scored 20. Tate also had nine rebounds and seven assists, falling just shy of a triple double.
Freshman Khepera Stokes made her second career start on Wednesday. In her first start, she committed 11 turnovers, but in her second, she dished out nine assists alongside zero turnovers. As a team, UAlbany committed a season-low seven turnovers.
With the win, the Great Danes extended their home winning streak to 23, dating back to February 1, 2015 against Maine. The Great Danes now sit in a tie with three other schools atop the America East standings, by virtue of their 1-0 conference record.
The Seawolves most recently suffered a tough loss at the hands of New Hampshire. After taking a 25-10 lead into halftime, Stony Brook ended up losing 49-46 to the Wildcats. The Seawolves held the Wildcats to just two points in the first quarter, but were unable to maintain the level of defense in the second half, when New Hampshire held a 39-21 scoring advantage.
After two games to open the conference slate, the Great Danes will hit the road next week to visit New Hampshire
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