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UAlbany women win opener in overtime

UAlbany women win opener in overtime

Schecter dominates inside with 31 points for Great Danes
UAlbany women win opener in overtime
UAlbany's Alexi Schecter battles inside against Columbia's Hannah Pratt at SEFCU Arena on Tuesday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber

ALBANY -- Alexi Schecter scored 31 points as the UAlbany women's basketball team opened the 2019-20 season with an 82-78 non-conference overtime victory over Columbia at SEFCU Arena on Tuesday night.

Schecter was 13-for-15 from the field and also led the Great Danes with 11 rebounds.

She finished a three-point play for a 79-76 lead with 2:37 left in overtime, and Amanda Kantzy made two free throws with five seconds left to produce the final score.

Kyara Frames scored 17 points for UAlbany, and Kantzy had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Kaitlyn Davis led Columbia with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

The Great Danes trailed by five points heading into the fourth quarter before outscoring Columbia 24-19 to force overtime.

COLUMBIA (78)

Hsu 6-12 0-0 13, Clemmons 6-13 0-0 12, Pratt 4-14 2-2 10, Durr 4-13 1-1 9, Markham 2-3 0-0 4, Davis 10-15 2-4 23, Rivera 2-5 0-0 4, Hardy 1-6 0-0 3, Flynn 0-1 0-0 0, Kennedy 0-0 0-0 0, Spiller 0-1 0-0 0, Pack 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 35-84 5-7 78.

UALBANY (82)

Schecter 13-15 5-7 31, Frames 5-21 2-2 17, Haney 5-17 2-4 14, Kantzy 3-7 3-4 10, Stokes 3-5 1-2 7, Conroy 1-8 0-0 3, Haegerstrand 0-2 0-0 0, Om 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 30-76 13-19 82.

Columbia 14 14 26 19 5 -- 78

UAlbany 21 13 15 24 9 -- 82


Three-point goals: Columbia 3-16 (Hsu 1-1, Pratt 0-2, Durr 0-3, Davis 1-1, Rivera 0-1, Hardy 1-6, Flynn 0-1, Pack 0-1); UAlbany 9-37 (Frames 5-15, Haney 2-11, Kantzy 1-2, Stokes 0-1, Conroy 1-8). Rebounds: Columbia 53 (Rivera 13, Pratt 11); UAlbany 35 (Schecter 11, Kantzy 10). Assists: Columbia 15 (Rivera 4); UAlbany 15 (Frames, Haney 4). Total fouls: Columbia 19; UAlbany 14.  Attendance: 1,083.

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