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Sports Summary (1/15 - 1/21)

By Vince Gasparini | January 22, 2024

The past week saw the following outcomes for University at Albany sports:

Sebastian Thomas at the free throw line on Saturday night.

Photo Credit: Savanna Stoddart / The ASP

Thursday, Jan. 18:

Women’s basketball beat UMass Lowell 65-49 to secure their 11th win in a row. The Great Danes shot 54.2% from the field on 26-48 shooting, going 7-11 from beyond the arc.

Kayla Cooper led the scoring effort for UAlbany with 22 points, along with leading the team in rebounds with nine. Helene Haegerstrand added 16 points, and Sarah Karpell contributed an additional 10. The win improved the Great Danes’ record to 15-2, with a 4-0 record in the America East.

Men’s basketball fell to UMass Lowell 97-76. The Great Danes shot 43.1% from the field on 28-65 shooting, especially struggling from the 3-point line with a 6-23 mark. 

Amar’e Marshall led UAlbany in scoring with 30 points, followed by Jonathan Beagle, Aaron Reddish, and Sebastian Thomas with 12 each. Beagle led in rebounds with 12, and Thomas in assists with 6. The Great Danes fell to 10-8, and were handed their first loss in conference play, now holding a 2-1 record in the America East.

Saturday, Jan. 20:

Women’s basketball won in a close match against Bryant 64-62, improving their win streak to 12 games. The Great Danes shot 42.4% from the field on 25-59 shooting, with a 4-16 mark from beyond the arc.

Kayla Cooper led in scoring once again with 26 points, followed by Lilly Phillips with 13, and Helene Haegerstrand with 11. Cooper also led in rebounds with 12, and Haegerstrand in assists with four. UAlbany improved to a 16-2 overall record, and 5-0 in the America East.

Men’s basketball dropped their second straight in a 98-89 loss against Bryant. The Great Danes shot 40.8% from the field on 31-76 shooting, going 7-24 from 3-point range.

Amar’e Marshall led with 26 points, followed by Sebastian Thomas with 20, and Jonathan Beagle with 10. Beagle led in rebounds with 11, and Marshall in assists with five. UAlbany fell to a record of 10-9 with the loss, and 2-2 in America East play.

Track and field traveled to Boston for the Battle in Beantown at Boston University. Hassan Abidi broke the UAlbany record in the men’s 600m with a mark of 1:18.56, a record previously set by Myles Banfield in 2019 with a mark of 1:18.81. Dominique Clark’s mark of 7.54 in the women’s 60m made second place. 

In the women’s weight throw, Steph Green threw a personal best 64-05.00, which was good for first place. Ja’Lil Reynolds won the men’s high jump with a mark of 6-09.00, tied for his personal best.


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