WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Defense carries Danes

 
 ALBANY — In a matchup of the America East’s top two scoring offenses, the UAlbany women’s basketball team’s defense propelled the Great Danes to a 63-46 win over Binghamton at SEFCU Arena Monday.
 
 Trailing 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, UAlbany’s defense would hold Binghamton (11-6, 2-2) to just eight points in the second quarter. The Great Danes (15-3, 4-1) closed the first half on a 15-4 run to pull ahead 30-22.
 
 UAlbany continued pulling away from the Bearcats at the start of the second half, extending the lead to 37-26 on a Jessica Fequiere 3-pointer midway through the third. Binghamton clawed its way back into the game with a 15-4 run of its own to cut the deficit to six at the end of the third quarter. UAlbany once again turned up the effort on defense in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Bearcats 16-5 to secure the win.
 
 Fequiere led UAlbany with 17 points but shot only five of 14 from the field and two of seven from 3-point range. Tiana-Jo Carter added eight points and led the Great Danes with nine rebounds. Emma List played only 14 minutes, but made the most of her opportunity by pouring in 10 points on four-of-four shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers. Bose Aiyalogbe recorded four steals for a Great Danes team that forced 23 turnovers.
 
 UAlbany’s defense held Binghamton to just 14 made field goals on 46 attempts
 
(30.4 percent). The Bearcats’ leading scorer, Imani Watkins, was held to 18 points on 17 shots. The Great Danes’ bench outscored Binghamton’s 26-3.
 
BINGHAMTON (46)
 
 James 1-6 1-4 3, Carmody 4-9 0-0 8, Moon 3-6 7-8 14, Watkins 6-17 3-8 18, Boland 0-3 0-0 0, Sina 0-5 3-5 3, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Krchnavi 0-0 0-0 0, Spindler 0-0 0-0 0, Wasco 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 14-46 14-25 46.
 
UALBANY (63)
 
 Fequiere 5-14 5-6 17, Forster 3-5 0-1 6, Carter 3-5 2-2 8, Trpcic 2-4 2-2 6, Aiyalogbe 0-4 0-0 0, Frames 1-3 0-0 2, Conroy 0-3 0-0 0, Aslan 0-2 0-0 0, List 4-4 2-2 10, Mayo 1-2 1-2 4, Canada 5-8 0-2 10. Totals: 24-54 10-15 63.
 
Binghamton 14 8 19 5 — 46 UAlbany 13 17 17 16 — 63
 
 Three-point goals: Binghamton 4-15 (Moon 1-2, Watkins 3-8, Boland 0-2, Sina 0-3); UAlbany 5-16 (Fequiere 2-7, Trpcic 0-1, Aiyalogbe 0-2, Frames 0-2, Conroy 0-1, List 2-2, Mayo 1-1). Rebounds: Binghamton 30 (James 12), UAlbany 40 (Carter 9). Assists: Binghamton 10 (Moon 6), UAlbany 16 (Trpcic 5). Personal fouls: Binghamton 15, UAlbany 23. Fouled out: Trpcic. A: 1,084
 
NIAGARA BEATS
 
SIENA AGAIN
 
 LEWISTON — Niagara defeated the Siena women 65-50 at the Gallagher Center, scoring its second victory in eight days over the Saints.
 
 After starting the game on a 5-0 run, Siena (7-10, 2-4) kept the matchup close throughout the first quarter and into the second. With Niagara (7-10, 4-2) up 20-16 midway through the second quarter, a Maddie Sims layup cut the Saints’ deficit to a pair. Niagara proceeded to hold Siena without a field goal over the first half’s final four minutes, opening up a 28-21 halftime lead.
 
 The Purple Eagles’ run spilled into the third quarter when they extended their lead to 39-23. The Saints fought back, cutting Niagara’s lead to 43-35 in large part due to a flurry from freshman guard Candela Hermida, who scored all eight of her points off the bench in the third quarter.
 
 Niagara’s Kaylee Stroemple scored eight of her 20 points in the fourth quarter to help Niagara pull away for the win. The Purple Eagles made eight of 12 field goals
 
(66.7 percent) in the game’s final frame. Victoria Rampado scored six of her 14 points in the fourth quarter, and added nine rebounds to lead Niagara.
 
 Kollyns Scarbrough tallied 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Saints in both categories, and tied for the team-lead with a pair of steals. The Saints went just 20-for-60 from the field (33.3%), and made only three of 15 3-point attempts (20 percent).
 
SIENA (50)
 
 Sims 2-10 0-0 4, Gibson 2-10 0-1 4, Scarbrough 6-12 6-7 19, Rawls 3-3 0-0 6, Piper 2-6 0-0 4, Jones 1-6 1-1 3, Winston 0-2 0-0 0, Gerostergiou 1-2 0-0 2, Hermida 3-9 0-0 8, Lundquist 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 20-60 7-9 50.
 
NIAGARA (65)
 
 Rampado 7-13 0-0 14, Stroemple 7-8 5-6 20, Moore 7-16 0-0 15, Sherburne 0-1 0-0 0, McIntyre 5-12 0-0 13, Wanzer 0-0 0-0 0, Ekpiteta 0-1 0-0 0, Gathers 1-1 1-2 3, Baughman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 27-53 6-8 65.
 
Siena 12 9 14 15 — 50 Niagara 14 14 17 20 — 65
 
 Three-point goals: Siena 3-15 (Sims 0-2, Gibson 0-1, Scarbrough 1-3, Piper 0-2, Jones 0-1, Hermida 2-6); Niagara 5-18 (Rampado 0-2, Stroemple 1-1, Moore 1-3, Sherburne 0-1, McIntyre 3-10, Baughman 0-1). Rebounds: Siena 36 (Scarbrough 10), Niagara 32 (Rampado 9). Assists: Siena 9 (Sims, Gibson, Scarbrough, Rawls 2), Niagara 19 (Sherburne 9). Personal fouls: Siena 13, Niagara 14. Fouled out: none. A: 442.