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UAlbany girls’s basketball will attempt to proceed success at Binghamton

ALBANY — Helene Haegerstrand hasn’t spent a lot time reflecting on her success to this point this season.

That is a part of what’s serving to the College at Albany senior ahead be so dominant, in line with girls’s basketball coach Colleen Mullen.

“She would not overthink issues. She’s simply going on the market and enjoying,” Mullen stated.

Haegerstrand, who scored her 1,000th profession level 5 video games in the past on the College at New Hampshire, leads the Nice Danes (12-8, 6-0 America East) with 14.8 factors per sport, tied for second within the America East with Maine’s Adrianna Smith. The Stockholm native is taking pictures a conference-best 52.9 % from the sector and 44.1 % from 3.

  • When: 7 pm Wednesday
  • The place: Dr. Bai Lee Courtroom, Vestal, NY
  • Stream: ESPN+; Radio: KISS 104.1

“I feel it helped me loads to play loads throughout the summer time, coming again, being extra wholesome than I have been and simply entering into the work. And likewise we all know one another so properly on the courtroom, that I do know the place Morgan (Haney) goes to maneuver, she is aware of the place I will transfer, and that simply helps our chemistry loads,” Haegerstrand, who spent a part of the summer time figuring out with Sweden’s nationwide staff, he stated.

“I feel it simply boosts our general morale, the arrogance on the staff, particularly if we’re in slightly funk or now we have a couple of errors or one thing, simply understanding we are able to get the ball to (Haegerstrand), simply very dependable as a participant and an ideal teammate,” Haney, a redshirt junior guard, stated.

Haegerstrand is coming off scoring 20-plus factors in UAlbany’s final two video games, setting a brand new profession excessive of 28 factors on 10-for-11 taking pictures towards NJIT on Saturday.

The largest issue, Haegerstrand stated, is “positively our staff play and the way we facilitated the ball, and we’re discovering the recent hand, and that occurred to be me, however some other evening that may very well be another person.”

The duty of stopping Haegerstrand and the Nice Danes falls subsequent to Binghamton (10-8, 3-2), which hosts UAlbany at 7 pm Wednesday.

“If in case you have the reply, that’d be superior,” joked Bearcats coach Bethann Shapiro Ord when requested the way to defend Haegerstrand. “She knocks down pictures, she’s all the time transferring, she’s rebounding, she’s dominant within the publish. So we simply must ensure that we’re engaged on her.”

Binghamton is led by senior guard Denai Bowman, who additionally scored her 1,000th profession level earlier this season. Bowman averages 11.6 factors and 4.5 rebounds per sport. She’s certainly one of a handful of older gamers on the staff, which has eight gamers who noticed their first collegiate motion this season.

“Denai stepped into extra of a vocal chief which has been actually good,” Shapiro Ord stated. “If she’s not getting buckets, she’s doing every little thing else. Steals, blocks, assists, turnovers. I feel that is an enormous factor proper now as a result of everybody’s honored in on her, which is okay, as a result of different folks hopefully step up. She would not simply rating for us, she does loads of various things.”

Senior ahead Clare Traeger leads the Bearcats with 8.5 rebounds per sport, tied for first within the convention with Maine’s Smith.

Binghamton is 7-1 at dwelling. UAlbany is 7-4 on the highway, with three of these losses coming at Energy 5 opponents, however has but to lose an America East sport.

“It is necessary to proceed to remind the gamers that simply since you’re 6-0 doesn’t suggest that you will win a sport. You must put together to win earlier than you step on the ground,” Mullen stated. “Once you come into anyone’s dwelling ground, they wish to win, they usually actually wish to take down the highest staff, so we will get their finest sport and we have got to be able to play.”

america east

UAlbany at Binghamton

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2022

away: vestal

Sequence historical past: 45-27

Final assembly: UAlbany beat Binghamton 61-48 on Feb. 16, 2022.

Data: UAlbany 12-8, 6-0 America East; Binghamton 10-8, 3-2

Final day out: Morgan Haney and Helene Haegerstrand had profession nights in a 73-54 win over NJIT.

streaming: ESPN+; Radio: KISS 104.1

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