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UAlbany Women vs. Northeastern: Craig's 33 lift Danes to victory

UAlbany Women vs. Northeastern: Craig's 33 lift Danes to victory

Megan Craig poured in 33 points to lead the University at Albany to a 75-66 non-conference victory o

Megan Craig poured in 33 points to lead the University at Albany to a 75-66 non-conference victory over Northeastern on Saturday.

“We earned a hard-fought vic­tory, playing as a team,” said UAlb­any head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson. “Megan was a force to be reckoned with today.”

Craig shot 13-for-18 from the field for UAlbany (10-3). She also grabbed eight rebounds.

Her single-game point total is tied for third all-time in UAlbany history, behind a pair of 36-point performances by Jen Schumacher (2005) and Cindy Werner (1978).

“We earned an important victory with a lot of fight and strong communication,” said Craig. “I found my zone today, stayed in control and played with confidence.”

Sarah Royals scored 15 points for UAlbany, going 11-for-14 from the free-throw line. Shereesha Richards had 13 points and six boards, and Tammy Phillip matched a career high with 13 rebounds, adding seven points and five assists.

For Northeastern (6-7), Jewel Tunstull had a double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds. A’Lece Mark scored 18 points with five assists in her first game in almost a month.

UAlbany begins America East play on Thursday, heading to Burlington to face Vermont on Thursday at 7 p.m.

UALBANY

Coughlin 1-6 0-0 3, Rosario 0-1 4-4 4, Richards 6-12 1-5 13, Craig 13-18 7-11 33, Royals 2-6 11-14 15, Phillip 3-8 1-1 7, Saunders 0-2 0-0 0, Edwards 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 25-55 24-35 75.

NORTHEASTERN

Mercier 1-5 4-4 7, Mark 4-15 9-11 18, Montagne 2-3 0-0 5,DeFreese 1-4 0-2 3, Tunstull 5-9 13-15 23, Stewart 3-8 2-2 10. Totals: 16-44 28-34 66.

Halftime: UAlbany, 39-32. Three-point goals: UAlbany 1-11 (Coughlin 1-6, Rosario 0-1, Royals 0-2, Phillip 0-1, Saunders 0-1); Northeastern 6-21 (Mercier 1-5, Mark 1-6, Montagne 1-1, DeFreese 1-3, Stewart 2-6). Rebounds: UAlbany 36 (Phillip 13); Northeastern 33 (Tunstull 13). Assists: UAlbany 17 (Phillip 5); Northeastern 10 (Mark 5). Total fouls: UAlbany 27; Northeastern 27. A: 337.

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