Royals stock continues to rise with Great Danes.
ALBANY, NEW YORK: In her first season with the Albany Great Danes, freshman Sarah Royals saw some quality time off the bench and even started a few games down the stretch during a magical ride that saw the Danes make their first every NCAA Tournament appearance.
The former Torrington Red Raiders point guard, who ended her career as the highest scorer in girls basketball history at THS, has not missed a beat in her sophomore season as well, cracking the Albany starting five right out the gate and continuing to make a name for herself in the America East.
Royals added her name to the America East record book as well in a recent game against New Hampshire that saw her tally 10 assists in a 78-43 win in Albany.
The Great Danes are having another strong year so far in this campaign, sporting a 13-3 overall record which includes a perfect 4-0 in conference.
Royals has played in 15 of the team 16 games, starting 14 of them and averaging just over 25 minutes per game while scoring 4.5 points per game.
She leads the team with 61 assists and is fourth on the squad with 21 steals.
Boston University sits atop the standing with a 15-3 overall mark and a 5-0 in converence record.
In the game of the year in the America East to date, the top two teams square off at Boston University on Wednesday, January 23.
The Terriers are on a roll, having won 12 in a row and are led by Chantell Alvord with 17.3 points per game.
Ebone Henry leads the Great Danes with a 14 ppg average.