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Sports Summary (1/22 - 1/28)

By Vince Gasparini | January 29, 2024


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


Megan Huerter shooting a 3-pointer at the Broadview Center.

Photo Credit: Savanna Stoddart / The ASP


Thursday, Jan. 25:

Women’s basketball beat conference rival Maine 54-47, improving their win streak to 13 games. The Great Danes shot 44.4% from the field on 20-45 shooting, and shot 12-14 from the charity stripe. They struggled from beyond the arc however, going 2-11.


Deja Evans led the Great Danes with 17 points, followed by Sarah Karpell with 14, and Kayla Cooper with 10. Evans also led in rebounds with eight, and a season high in blocks with six. Karpell led in assists with three. UAlbany improved to 17-2, and remained undefeated in the America East with a record of 6-0.


Men’s basketball fell to Maine 81-73, dropping their third straight game. The Great Danes shot 50.9% from the field on 28-55 shooting, going 5-16 from beyond the arc and 12-21 from the charity stripe.


Sebastian Thomas led UAlbany in scoring with 20 points, followed by Amar’e Marshall with 15, Jonathan Beagle with 14, and Ny’Mire Little with 10. Thomas and Marcus Jackson led in assists with four each, and Beagle in rebounds with 13. The Great Danes fell to 10-10, and 2-3 in America East play.


Friday, Jan. 26:

Track and field faced off in the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge at The Nike Track & Field Center at The Armory in New York City. On the first day of the meet, Shak Williams placed first in the Blue division of the men’s 60m with a mark of 6.70. Shavar Staats Jr. placed second and recorded a personal-best of 6.71. Dominique Clarke placed first in the preliminary round of the Blue division of the women’s 60m with a mark of 7.46, while Jazmen Newberry put up a personal-best 7.57 to place sixth.


Track and field also participated in the Blue and Orange Invitational in Utica. On the first day of the meet, Krishmar Powell finished second in the men’s heptathlon, recording 740 points, and Pete Meehan placed third with 619 points.


Saturday, Jan. 27

Women’s basketball beat New Hampshire by a score of 54-46, extending their winning streak to 14 games. The Great Danes shot 43.6% from the field on 17-39 shooting, going 7-15 from beyond the arc and 13-15 from the free throw line.


Helene Haegerstrand led UAlbany in scoring with 12 points, followed by Kayla Cooper with 11, and Meghan Huerter with nine. Cooper led in rebounds, putting up seven, while Sarah Karpell led in assists with six. The Great Danes improved to a record of 18-2, and they remain undefeated in the America East with a record of 7-0.


Men’s basketball beat New Hampshire by a score of 86-79, breaking their three game losing streak. The Great Danes shot 48.3% from the field on 28-58 shooting, going 6-18 from the three-point line and 24-27 from the charity stripe.


Amar’e Marshall led UAlbany in scoring with 29 points, followed by Sebastian Thomas with 25. Jonathan Beagle recorded his fourth double-double in a row, recording 14 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Thomas led in assists and steals, with seven and six, respectively. The Great Danes now sit at 11-10, with a 3-3 record in the America East.


On the second day of the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge, women’s track and field finished third as a team with 54 points, while the men’s team finished fourth with 58.5 points. Leann Nicholas finished first in women’s triple jump and set a program record with a mark of 42-11.00. Hassan Abidi’s mark of 1:50.88 in the men’s 800m was good for second place in the event.


On the second day of the Blue and Orange Invitational, women’s track and field placed ninth with 27 points, while the men’s team finished 13th with 20 points. Pete Meehan placed second overall in the meet, scoring 4,076 points while winning the 60m hurdles and achieving third place in the pole vault. Eva Edery placed third in the women’s pole vault with a personal best of 10-10.00. Melissa Gueye finished second in the women’s pentathlon.

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