Women’s basketball ends their regular reason with a win

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Women’s basketball ends their regular reason with a win

Mason Brooks, Staff Writer

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The Hartford Women’s Basketball team played their final game of the regular season Saturday, March 2, against the UAlbany Great Danes.  Albany got the leg up on the Hawks in the first quarter, finishing the period with a 12-2 run.  Opening the second quarter down 14-8, Hartford began chipping away at Albany’s lead and earned their first lead of the quarter with three minutes remaining thanks to a Jade Young jumper.  The two teams traded blows back and forth the rest of the half, going into the intermission tied at 28 a piece.  Hartford’s women would slowly take control of the game in the second half, finishing the third up four on the Great Danes.  Going into the final quarter, the Hawks would never look back, increasing their lead to as much as 14 on their way to a 68-56 victory over the University of Albany to end the season.

It was a special night for senior Lindsey Abed who, with her two three pointers in the game, set the mark for most career three point shots in Hartford Women’s Basketball history.  With 224 career three pointers, Lindsey passes MaryLynn Schaefer and Amber Bepko.  It was a memorable regular season for the Hawks as they finished with a record of 22-9, their first 20-win season since 2013.  Last time Hartford had a 20-win season, the team qualified for the WNIT Tournament.

With a conference record of 14-2, the Hawks secured a two seed for the upcoming America East Conference.  Hartford will look to win the tournament and once again qualify for the WNIT Tournament.  The Hawks will be hosting UMBC Wednesday, March 6, at home to start their playoff run.