STONY BROOK — The UAlbany women’s basketball team held high-scoring Stony Brook well below its per-game average for points.
The Seawolves, however, held the Great Danes at arm’s length for the entire game.
UAlbany got within five of the lead in the third quarter, but continued to play catch-up the rest of the way and never got in real striking range in the fourth, as Stony Brook won the game, 58-47, and also a battle for first place in the America East.
Stony Brook improved to 6-1 in the conference (15-2 overall), and UAlbany fell to 4-2 in the America East and 11-6 overall.
The Great Danes trailed 33-20 at halftime and 43-32 through three quarters, pulling within 33-28 on a jumper by Morgan Haney with 6:54 left in the third.
Leighah-Amori Wool immediately answered with a 3-pointer, and a 3 by Anastasia Warren with 42 seconds left put the Seawolves back up by 11, 43-32.
Stony Brook led by as many as 17 in the fourth quarter, and the Great Danes never got closer than eight of the lead.
Kayla Cooper led the Great Danes with 15 points, and Helene Haegerstrand scored 10.
The Seawolves, averaging a conference-leading 69.1 points per game, used balanced offense, as five players totaled from eight to 12 points, led by Warren with 12 and Gigi Gonzalez and India Pagan with 10 each.
UAlbany has lost seven straight to Stony Brook.