Forster Sets Albany Program Record; Three Teams in Action Friday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Albany's Julie Forster highlighted two America East games on Thursday night by setting the program record for career rebounds in an overtime loss to Sam Houston State. Vermont also fell on the road to Boston College.
With two rebounds in the first four minutes, Forster broke the 976 mark set by Danielle Hutcheson in 2005. She finished with 16 points and 10 boards in the game. Ebone Henry led Albany (8-3) with a game-high 29 points, but the Great Danes had their six-game winning streak snapped in the opening round of the Beach Classic, dropping a 71-68 decision in overtime to Sam Houston State.
Albany takes on Canisius, a team the Great Danes beat earlier this season, in the third-place game of the Beach Classic at 8 p.m. ET on Friday night.
Vermont (3-9) dropped its eighth road game of the season, falling to Boston College, 80-43, Thursday night. The Catamounts trailed by just four, 30-26, at halftime, but a 15-2 run by the Eagles to start the second half but the game out of reach. Kaylea Britton scored 14 points to lead Vermont.
UMBC (3-7) returns to action after a 13-day hiatus and makes the short trip to face University of Maryland Eastern Shore at 2 p.m. The Retrievers are looking to snap a four-game losing skid where the team has had its offensive struggles, shooting at just 29.3-percent from the floor during that span. UMES enters the game 3-6 overall, losing two of its last three games.
Stony Brook (7-4) has a quick turnaround after beating St. Francis Brooklyn on Wednesday, getting ready for a battle with BIG EAST foe Rutgers at 5 p.m. The Scarlet Knights are receiving votes in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll. Stony Brook has tied its best start since 2005-06, winning seven of its first 11 games.