Women’s Basketball Rolls Past Albany

Last Wednesday, senior Dawn Cressman (Guelph, Ontario) posted her second double-double of the season with 17 points, including her 1,000th, and a game-high 12 rebounds to lead Vermont past visiting Albany, 61-48, in an America East Conference contest. Cressman becomes the 13th Catamount to reach the 1,000 career point mark and now joins classmate Morgan Hall among UVM’s all-time leaders. Cressman also becomes the 9th member of Vermont’s 1,000 point/500 rebound club. She collected her 500th carom in UVM’s season opening victory over Yale. A jumper from Cressman on the baseline, her 1,000th career point, at 13:29 gave Vermont a 10-3 lead in the first half. The Great Danes cut the margin to two on a lay-up by Sarah Sweetland with 10:58 left in the first half. The Great Danes would get within three once more at the 16:34 mark, but Vermont was finally able to take the reins the rest of the way. Junior Aaron Yantzi (Waterloo, Ontario) ignited a 14-2 run in favor of Vermont that opened up the game and gave the Catamounts a comfortable 15-point lead, 49-34, with 9:51 remaining. UVM’s lead would grow to as much as 18 on a three-pointer by Cressman at the 4:16 mark. Sophomore Katie McNamara (Essex Junction, Vt.) posted her third double-figure scoring night in as many games with a game-high 18 points. Classmate Lani Boardman (York, Maine) added 12 points and nine rebounds for Vermont. Vermont improves to 10-3 overall, 2-1 in America East, while Albany falls to 6-8 overall and 0-3 in the league. The Catamounts are idle for a week. Next up for UVM will be road trips to arch rival Maine, Wednesday, January 22, and Hartford, Saturday, January 25.- Sports Info