Women’s Basketball Defeats Hartford, 63-40

College Sports

Kicking off a two-game home stand, the University at Albany women’s basketball team hosted Hartford on Wednesday and got back on the winning track with a 63-40 victory over the Hawks. 

Led by three double-digit scorers in Frames, Haegerstrand and Schecter, the Great Danes began the first quarter on a 10-0 run and never looked back. Frames headlined the offense with 12 points, while Haegerstrand and Schecter each had 11 points. 

Kantzy kicked off the scoring for UAlbany, with a three-pointer 30 seconds into the contest. From that point forward, the Great Danes tallied seven straight points and led 10-0 at the 5:19 mark. During the scoring run for UAlbany, Frames chipped in with a three-pointer and Schecter and Stokes each tallied a layup. The Hawks ended the scoring run with a field goal in the paint with 4:45 remaining, but the Great Danes ended the quarter on a 6-2 run and held a 18-4 advantage heading into the second.

The Hawks got off to a quick start in the second with a layup 40 seconds in, but UAlbany continued to pull ahead. Haegerstrand responded with a three-pointer to put the Great Danes up 21-7 at the nine-minute mark, and UAlbany’s double digit lead remained throughout the whole quarter. Six straight points by Hanner starting at the 4:29 mark pushed the Great Danes up 33-18. UAlbany eventually held on to a 35-18 lead heading into halftime.

In the third, Schecter continued the scoring for UAlbany with a field goal in the paint 15 seconds in. The Hawks responded with a field goal in the paint of their own at the 8:35 mark, but from that point forward the Great Danes went on a 11-0 run. Highlighted during that stretch, Frames notched two three-pointers and a three-point play after converting on a layup and a free throw. The Great Danes tallied its largest lead of the game at 50-20 at the 3:57 mark, and held a 54-30 advantage heading into the fourth.

Hartford began the fourth with a three-pointer, and followed with five straight points to trim the UAlbany lead to 54-38 at the 7:54 mark. Stokes ended the scoring run for the Hawks with a free throw, and UAlbany held Hartford to two points for the remainder of the game to seal with win. 

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The Great Danes will host Maine in their annual “Pink Game” on Saturday, February 15. Tip-off is slated for 5 pm.

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