UAlbany finishes women’s basketball season with WNIT loss to UMass

Coach in front of UAlbany logo

UAlbany women's basketball coach Collen Mullen talks to the media after a Great Danes practice Jan. 24 at the University at Albany basketball facility inside the UAlbany Physical Education building.

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AMHERST, Mass. — The UAlbany women’s basketball team suffered its worst shooting game of the season, as Massachusetts topped the Great Danes 73-48 in the first round of the WNIT Friday.

UAlbany, coming off its previous worst shooting game, when it shot 24.6% in losing the America East Tournament championship game to Vermont 38-36, was 16 of 69 from the field for 23.2%.

UMass (27-6) led 23-18 after a high-scoring first quarter, when UAlbany (22-12) shot 41.2% from the floor. Things regressed from there, however. 

Sydney Taylor led UMass with 19 points. Angelique Ngalakulondi added a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds. Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Sam Breen also had a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds.

Kayla Cooper led UAlbany with 18 points and 11 rebounds, her team-high eighth double-double. Helene Haegerstrand added nine points.

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