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Sports Summary (1/29 - 2/4)

By Vince Gasparini | February 5, 2024

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

Amar’e Marshall (#1) is fifth in the America East in points per game with 17.4.

Photo Credit: Savanna Stoddart / The ASP

Thursday, Feb. 1:

Women’s basketball lost to Vermont 64-59, snapping their 14-game winning streak. The Great Danes shot 42.3% from the field on 22-52 shooting, going 3-6 from beyond the arc and 12-19 from the free-throw line.

Deja Evans led the scoring effort for UAlbany with 21 points, followed by Kayla Cooper with 17 and Helene Haegerstrand with nine. Cooper also led in rebounds with seven, and in assists with Lilly Phillips with four. The Great Danes fell to 18-3, and 7-1 in America East play.

Men’s basketball fell to Vermont by a score of 81-59. The Great Danes shot 35.4% on 23-65 shooting, going 7-28 from the 3-point line and 6-10 from the charity stripe.

Amar’e Marshall led UAlbany in scoring with 20 points, followed by Ny’Mire Little with 12 and Muneer Newton with nine. Sebastian Thomas led in rebounds and assists with marks of eight and seven, respectively. The Great Danes fell to 11-11, and 3-4 in conference play.

Friday, Feb. 2:

Track and field traveled to Cambridge, Mass. for the Crimson Elite Invitational. Louis Gordon’s mark of 24-09.25 in the men’s long jump set a new school record and placed him second in the event. Dominique Clark’s mark of 7.45 in the women’s 60m was good for third place, and she qualified second in the women’s 60m preliminary round in 7.44.

Saturday, Feb. 3:

Women’s basketball defeated UMBC 69-55. The Great Danes shot 48.2% from the field on 27-56 shooting, going 9-18 from the 3-point line and 6-9 from the free-throw line.

Kayla Cooper led the way in scoring for UAlbany with 18 points, followed by Meghan Huerter with 15 points and Lilly Phillips with 12. Cooper also led in rebounds with 14. Huerter and Deja Evans led in assists with five each. The Great Danes improved to 19-3, and 8-1 in conference play.

Men’s basketball fell to UMBC 114-102. The Great Danes shot 50% from the field on 40-80 shooting, going 15-39 from beyond the arc and 7-11 from the free-throw line.

Tyler Bertram led UAlbany in scoring with 36 points and went 10-16 from the three-point line, breaking the UAlbany single-game three-point field goal record. Amar’e Marshall followed with 25 points, and Sebastian Thomas put up 16. Thomas led in assists with nine and Muneer Newton in rebounds with six. The Great Danes fell to 11-12, and 3-5 in America East play.

Track and field traveled to Boston, Mass. for the Bruce Lehane Scarlet & White Invitational. Antwone Messado won the men’s 60m hurdles with a personal-best mark of 7.99, becoming just the fourth Great Dane to break 8.00 in the event. Jazmen Newberry’s personal-best of 56.36 in the 400m was good for 24th place in the event and eighth place in program history. Hassan Abidi placed first in the men’s 1,000m in 2:23.38, and Jared Rogalski placed third in 2:25.58. Both marks were personal bests, and were good for second and eighth place in program history, respectively.


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