Great Danes Win Second Straight
Binghamton, N.Y. – UAlbany Women’s Basketball (6-3 in conference play) has struggled on the road this season, but not against its rival Saturday.
Sophomore Kyara Frames led the scoring attack for the Great Danes, tallying 15 points and hitting two three-pointers as UAlbany defeated Binghamton 71-62, moving into sole possession of third place in the America East Conference.
Seniors Chyanna Canada and Heather Forster added 12 points each and combined for 13 rebounds, while juniors Alexi Schecter and Khepera Stokes both scored 10 points to round out an even scoring distribution for the Great Danes.
It was a season-high points total for UAlbany and the most its scored since December.
Kai Moon scored 20 points and grabbed five rebounds for the Bearcats (4-5 in conference play), as Binghamton dropped its fifth game at home this season.
Rebecca Carmody, the fifth leading scorer in the conference, scored 17 points.
Binghamton took an early 16-11 lead after the first quarter, holding the Great Danes to 31 percent from the field.
The UAlbany offensive attack found its groove in the second, outscoring the Bearcats 18-10 in the frame to take a three-point lead into halftime.
Their momentum carried into the third as the Great Danes stretched the lead to 40-30 with 5:42 remaining in the quarter.
Later in the fourth, Binghamton cut the deficit to as little as two until UAlbany ripped off a 10-0 run to take a commanding 12-point lead with just 3:23 remaining.
The Great Danes shot an impressive 64 percent in the second half, propelling them to victory.
UAlbany has dominated Binghamton in conference play over the years, sweeping the season matchups eight of the last nine seasons.
Next up is a rematch at home versus fifth place Vermont on National Girls and Women in Sport Day Feb. 9.