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UAlbany vs. La Salle: Great Danes romp

UAlbany vs. La Salle: Great Danes romp

Freshman Shereesha Richards scored a career-high 17 points as UAlbany cruised to a 75-36 win over La

Freshman Shereesha Richards scored a career-high 17 points as UAlbany cruised to a 75-36 win over La Salle in non-conference women’s action Wednesday night at Tom Gola Arena.

The Great Danes stretched their winning streak to four games and improved to 6-2 on the season, while the Explorers fell to 1-8.

A three-pointer by Ebone Henry pushed UAlbany’s lead to 21-8 with six minutes left in the first half. The Great Danes led at halftime, 26-14. UAlbany started the second half much like the first, embarking on an 8-0 run while also recording four steals in the first five minutes of play.

The Great Danes used a pressure defense, and hot shooting to build their lead. Megan Craig converted a conventional three-point play at 11:23 to extend the lead to 47-21. Richards scored nine of the next 11 points for UAlbany.

Ebonee Jones finished with a team-high 13 points for La Salle, which shot just 21.3 percent (13-for-61) from the floor, and turned the ball over 22 times.

Henry led all scorers with 18 total points. Megan Craig added 17 points. Julie Forster grabbed a team-high seven rebounds, while Margarita Rosario handed out a career-high eight assists.

UALBANY

Henry 7-10 1-2 18, Forster 2-7 1-1 5, Will­iams 1-2 1-2 3, Lowrie 1-3 0-0 3, Royals 0-1 2-2 2, Craig 8-12 1-1 17, Richards 7-9 3-3 17, Phillip 3-4 2-2 8, Rosario 1-1 0-0 2, McVey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 30-51 11-13 75.

LA SALLE

Jones 5-17 2-3 13, Wilson 2-13 2-2 7, Harrison 1-10 1-1 3, Bryant 1-3 0-0 3, Koci 0-1 1-2 1, Beslow 2-6 0-1 4, Ward 1-1 0-0 3, Mosley 1-6 0-0 2, Dickens 0-2 0-0 0, Dupree 0-2 0-0 0. Totals: 13-61 6-9 36.

Halftime: UAlbany 28-14. Three-point goals: UAlbany 4-7 (Henry 3-4, Lowrie 1-3), La Salle 4-12 (Jones 1-4, Wilson 1-4, Bryant 1-1, Ward 1-1, Mosley 0-2). Rebounds: UAlb­any 33 (Forster 7), La Salle (Harrison 7). Assists: UAlbany 18 (Rosario 8), La Salle 8 (Wilson 2, Beslow 2). Total fouls: UAlbany 15, La Salle 13. Attendance: 215.

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