A long scoreless spell to start Sunday’s fourth quarter was too much for the UAlbany women’s basketball team to overcome in another low-scoring game against UMass Lowell at Costello Athletic Center in Lowell.
After winning Saturday 46-39, UAlbany lost 46-31 in Sunday’s America East Conference matchup. The defeat snapped the Great Danes’ three-game winning streak.
UAlbany only trailed 31-28 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Great Danes didn’t score in the first five minutes of the final stanza and didn’t make a field goal in the quarter’s first seven minutes. UMass Lowell only led 37-31 after UAlbany freshman Kayla Cooper scored the Great Danes’ lone basket of the fourth quarter, but UMass Lowell ended the game on a 9-0 run that included seven made free throws in the final minute.
For UAlbany (4-4 America East, 5-7 overall), Cooper was the only player to register double-digit scoring with 10 points. As a team, the Great Danes made 12 of 43 shots, missed all 16 of their 3-point attempts and committed 23 turnovers.
Denise Solis led UMass Lowell with 15 points. As a team, UMass Lowell made 15 of 43 shots.
With Sunday’s game, UAlbany reached the 12-game minimum that America East teams need to meet to qualify for the league’s postseason tournament. UAlbany is currently in fourth place, which would put the Great Danes in position to host one of the postseason tournament’s initial playoff pods with a spot in the semifinals at stake.