Women's hoops falls to BU in conference opener
Jan. 2, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team battled for 40 minutes against Boston University, but could not overcome a 23-point effort by the Terriers' Chantell Alford in a 72-61 defeat Wednesday at Pritchard Gym.
"I thought it was a good effort, especially in the second half when we outscored them. Unfortunately, we needed to do better at the foul line and hit some bigger shots down the stretch."
• The Terriers (11-3, 1-0 AE) scorched the nets to start the game, hitting nine of their first 11 three-point attempts to build a sizeable advantage early on. Boston University's Chantell Alford scored 11 of her game-high 23 points in the first half as the visitors seized a 38-24 lead at the break.
The Seawolves (8-6, 0-1 AE) battled toe-to-toe with the Terriers in the second half, closing to within six at 63-57 after a Sabre Proctor basket with two minutes to play. The Seawolves continued to scratch and claw, but could get no closer, despite both teams struggling to hit free throws down the stretch. Stony Brook made just 7-of-22 foul shots (31.8%), while BU made 12-of-24 (50%).
The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook shot 48% (24-for-50) and hit 4-of-8 three-pointers.
News and Notes
• Previlon (nine rebounds) fell just one board shy of her fifth double-double of the year.
The Seawolves will hit the road this weekend to face New Hampshire in their second conference game of the season. Tipoff on Saturday is set for 4 p.m. in Durham, N.H.