Albany Moves to 8-0; UMass Lowell Wins on the Road
Road teams continued to have a successful week with two more wins on Thursday night with Albany (18-3, 8-0) and UMass Lowell (3-17, 2-7) each earning victories. Road teams are 8-1 dating back to last Saturday, Jan. 25.
In a battle for first place in the America East, Stony Brook (15-6, 6-2) held Albany to a season-low 14 points and had a 22-14 advantage at halftime, looking to hand the Great Danes their first conference loss since 2012. But Albany fought back with 52 second-half points to take home a 66-51 victory. Megan Craig led the Great Danes with 18 points and 12 rebounds as the team shot 59.3 percent (16-of-27) in the second half after making only 6-of-25 attempts in the first half.
Stony Brook was led by Chikilra Goodman who had 17 points and 11 rebounds. She was named to the Dawn Staley watch list earlier in the day. The Seawolves were the first America East team to lead Albany at halftime.
UMass Lowell earned its second conference win of the season, beating Binghamton (4-17, 1-7), 65-54. Shannon Samuels, Lindsey Doucette and Jasmine McRoy combined for 57 of the River Hawks' 65 points, with Samuels leading the way with 22. Doucette scored 15 of her 19 in the second half and McRoy notched a double-double with 16 points and 10 boards.