One day after the UAlbany men's basketball team narrowly beat the University of New Hampshire, the Great Dane women found themselves in a dogfight with the Wildcats.

Tied at 47-47 with 11:05 to play, the Danes used a 29-18 run over the rest of the game to propel themselves to a 76-65 win on Wednesday night at SEFCU Arena. 

The win puts UAlbany at 9-6 overall and 2-0 in America East play.


Sarah Royals (4) is now tied for the program's all-time lead in assists (UAlbany Athletics).

Junior standout Shereesha Richards led the way with 15 points and 11 rebounds in the win while senior guard Sarah Royals added 17 points on 5-9 shooting from the floor and 6-8 from the line. 

Royals also dished out six assists in the win, giving her 375 total for her career. She is now tied with Samantha Ginsberg for the programs all-time lead.

“[Sarah] was my first recruit, and when I came to see her play, I saw grit and toughness. She has had some great post players, and she is going to break that record and hopefully hold it for a long time,” UAlbany coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson told 

The Danes play at UMass-Lowell on Saturday afternoon.