Shannon Mulroy’s buzzer-beater gives Cornell women gritty win over Albany

ITHACA, N.Y. — Cornell junior guard Shannon Mulroy sunk a deep three-pointer over multiple defenders at the buzzer  downing the Albany Great Danes, 47-46, Wednesday for Cornell’s third victory of the season.

 

“So happy for them,” coach Dayna Smith said. “It wasn’t our best performance on the offensive end … I love the grit that they showed.”

Albany (1-2) opened the game on an 11-0 run, but Cornell (3-3) responded with an 11-0 run of its own sparked by senior forward Theresa Grace Mbanefo more than four minutes into the game. Mbanefo scored 12 points off 6-for-15 shooting with nine rebounds.

“Getting those inside shots when they collapses on us, looking for kick-outs, is really important,” Mbanefo said. “I really focus on that, making my bunnies, and hopefully I can continue to do that.”

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Yale men split a pair at Vermont and Albany

The Yale men fell on the road to a strong Vermont team Friday, 61-53, before a crowd of 2,188.

The Elis clung to a one-point lead at the half, and the second stanza was nip and tuck the whole way.

Senior guard Azar Swain led the way with 22 points, while senior forward Ryan Davis paced the Catamounts with 18.

The Bulldogs were ranked No. 20 in the CollegeInsider.com men’s mid-major top 25 entering the contest, while Vermont was perched just below them at No. 22.

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