Dec. 1, 2012
ALBANY, N.Y. - UAlbany shot 60% from the field while holding Siena to just 23.7% as the Great Danes retained the Albany Cup for a third straight year with a 65-48 win. Tehresa Coles led the Saints with a career-high 13 points.
The Great Danes (5-2) opened things up with a 19-4 run midway through the first half and never looked back. UAlbany led by 16 at halftime, 35-19, and by as much as 27 in the contest.
Siena's (2-5) pressure defense, which leads the MAAC forcing nearly 23 turnovers per game, forced 22 UAlbany miscues while committing only a season-low 10. But the Saints, which took 14 more shots, could not take advantage as they shot just 14-59.
UAlbany's 6-8 Megan Craig came off the bench to produce 12 points and three blocks, while Lindsey Lowrie added 12 and Julie Forster 10.
Siena continues its three-game homestand Wednesday when they host Maine for a 6 p.m. tip-off at the ARC. The contest marks the first of four this season that will be televised regionally throughout New York on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.