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UAlbany women's basketball loses to Bryant

UAlbany women's basketball loses to Bryant

Great Danes gave up 33 points in the fourth quarter
UAlbany women's basketball loses to Bryant
Kyara Frames scored 15 points for UAlbany in its 68-55 loss to Bryant on Friday.
Photographer: Gazette File Photo

SMITHFIELD, R.I. — Bryant erupted for 33 points in the fourth quarter, and the Bulldogs scored 20 points in the paint to hold off the University at Albany women’s basketball team 68-55 Friday at the Chace Athletic Center.

UAlbany fell to 4-8. Bryant is 2-8.

Brooke Bjelko poured in 23 points, including 11-for-12 from the foul line, to pace Bryant. Trinity Bravo chipped in with 12 points and eight assists.

For UAlbany, Kyara Frames and Patricia Conroy each scored 15 points and combined for nine 3-pointers.

Six straight points by Amanda Kantzy and a 3-pointer by Conroy helped the Great Danes pull out to a 29-22 halftime advantage.

Despite an 8-0 run by the Bulldogs, Frames’ strong outside shooting helped the Great Danes extend their advantage to 32-22, and they eventually held a 35-30 lead in the third quarter before Bryant surged to tie the game at 35-35 heading into the final period.

The teams traded leads through the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter, but the Bulldogs finished the game on another 8-0 run to hold on for the victory.

UAlbany hosts Monmouth on Dec. 29 at 5 p.m.

UALBANY
Kantzy 2-14 2-4 6, Haegerstrand 2-6 0-0 4, Schecter 3-6 3-7 9, Frames 5-15 1-2 15, Stokes 2-6 0-2 4, Om 0-4 1-2 1, Conroy 5-11 0-0 15, Decortes 0-0 1-2 1, Hanner 0-2 0-0 0, Aslan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 19-64 8-19 55.
BRYANT
Bjelko 6-10 11-12 23, Zegarowski 3-5 5-6 14, Boyce 3-5 2-4 8, Gallagher 2-9 0-0 5, Bravo 4-9 4-6 12, Perkins 1-6 0-0 3, Chasco 0-2 1-2 1, Taylor 1-5 0-0 2, Lesko 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 20-51 23-30 68.
UAlbany    11 18  6 20 — 55
Bryant    11 11 13 33 — 68

3-point goals: UAlbany 9-28 (Kantzy 0-5, Haegerstrand 0-2, Frames 4-10, Om 0-2, Conroy 5-9); Bryant 5-15 (Zegarowski 3-4, Gallagher 1-3, Bravo 0-1, Perkins 1-5, Taylor 0-2). Rebounds: UAlbany 41 (Kantzy 8), Bryant 43 (Gallagher 10). Assists: UAlbany 13 (Aslan 3), Bryant 13 (Bravo 8). Total fouls: UAlbany 25, Bryant 18. Turnovers: UAlbany 13, Bryant 13. Att

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