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UAlbany women's basketball defeats Binghamton

UAlbany women's basketball defeats Binghamton

Great Danes come back from early 10-1 deficit to go 2-0 in the league
UAlbany women's basketball defeats Binghamton
UAlbany’s Kyara Frames goes up for a shot against Binghamton’s Annie Ramil during their women’s basketball game at SEFCU Arena.
Photographer: erica miller/gazette photographer

Alexi Schecter scored 17 points and Kyara Frames added 14 to lead the University at Albany women’s basketball team to a 56-53 America East Conference victory over Binghamton University on Sunday. 

UAlbany won its second straight conference game of the season while registering its 21st straight victory over Binghamton. Binghamton has not defeated Albany since Feb. 20, 2011.


UAlbany improves to 2-0 in America East and 6-9 overall; Binghamton drops to 11-3 and 0-1 in the league.

The Bearcats got off to a quick start in the first quarter with a 10-1 run through five minutes of play. Helene Haegerstrand and Izzy Om cut into the deficit with back-to-back field goals in the paint for UAlbany, but Binghamton held onto its lead with seven more points, taking a 17-7 lead into the second.

Frames inched the Great Danes closer in the beginning of the second quarter, converting on her first three-pointer of the game, making it 17-10. UAlbany continued to cut into the deficit with a layup by Schecter and three free throws by Frames at the 7:48 mark, but Binghamton kept responding and led 21-15. 

With Binghamton up 26-17, Lucia Decortes sparked an 8-0 run for UAlbany at the 5:52 mark with a field goal in the paint. Highlighting the run was a string of five straight points by Frames with a jumper and a three-pointer, which cut Binghamton’s lead to 26-25 at halftime.

In the third quarter, Schecter knotted the game up at 27 at the 7:44 mark, and Patricia Conroy gave UAlbany its first lead of the game knocking down back-to-back three pointers making it a 33-27 game. Frames continued the scoring run for the Great Danes with her second three-pointer of the day with four minutes remaining, stretching the lead to 36-29. The teams traded points at the end of the quarter, but UAlbany continued to stay ahead with a 40-35 advantage heading into the fourth.

The fourth saw the two teams continuing to trade points, keeping the score close. The Bearcats knotted the game up at 46, but Haegerstrand responded with a three-pointer to put the Great Danes back in front. Binghamton cut the deficit to just two with a minute remaining, but free throws by Schecter at the end sealed the win.

“It was a total team effort,” said UAlbany coach Colleen Mullen. “We knew our goal was to keep Binghamton under 60 points, if we kept them under 60 points, we had a chance to win the game.

“I can’t say enough about our toughness, I challenged the team to go out, have fun and take the opportunity to try and put in their effort for the last two practices and translate it into the game. Having 17 assists on 20 made field goals is just an unbelievable stat and shows we are sharing the ball.”

Up next, the Great Danes will head to Maine on Saturday for a 5 p.m. tipoff. 


Binghamton     17  9  9 18 — 53
Albany    7 18 15 16 — 56

Binghamton scoring: O. Ramil 2-3 1-2 5, Moon 5-17 5-6 17, A. Ramil 2-8 2-2 6, Barnes 0-1 0-0 0, Boland 6-12 0-0 14, Bowman 3-5 0-0 6, Krchnavi 1-4 0-0 3, Wasco 0-3 0-0 0, Traeger 1-1 0-0 2.

Albany scoring: Kantzy 1-7 0-0 2, Schecter 6-13 5-10 17, Frames 4-14 3-3 14, Stokes 1-3 1-1 3, Conroy 2-6 0-0 6, Haegerstrand 3-4 0-0 8, Om 1-3 0-0 2, Aslan 1-1 0-0 2, Decortes 1-2 0-0 2, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Scoring totals: Binghamton, 20-54 8-10 53, Albany 20-54 9-14 56. 
Halftime — Binghamton 26, Albany 25. 3-Point Goals — Binghamton 5-15 (Moon 2-8, Boland 2-4, Krchnavi 1-3), Albany 7-17 (Kantzy 0-1, Frames 3-8, Conroy 2-5, Haegerstrand 2-2, Om 0-1). Fouled Out — None. Rebounds — Binghamton 29 (Moon 7, Ramil 7), Albany 31 (Kantzy 7). Assists — Binghamton 14 (Ramil 4), Albany 17 (Frames 6). Total fouls — Binghamton 11, Albany 13. A — 943. 

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