Stingy defense helps women's hoops to 48-44 win at UNH
Jan. 5, 2013
Durham, N.H. - Junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored 14 of her game-high 18 points in the second half as the Stony Brook women's basketball team (9-6, 1-1 AE) slipped past New Hampshire, 48-44, on Saturday at Lundholm Gymnasium. The victory gave Stony Brook its first America East win of the season and snapped a five-game skid at the hands of the Wildcats (5-9, 0-2 AE).
"That was a very physical team we just competed against, so this was a great win for us in conference on the road. They are strong inside, but we battled with them all game and we're really happy to come away with a win today."
• The first half featured an even game as both teams had 11 FG, 17 rebounds, six turnovers and five assists in the opening 20 minutes. Despite the identical numbers, New Hampshire took a 28-24 advantage into the locker room courtesy of 10 first-half points from Kelsey Hogan.
Stony Brook used swarming defense to open the second stanza, holding UNH scoreless for the first 6:43 as the Seawolves claimed a 31-28 lead. Goodman took over the game midway through the period as she rattled off six straight points to put SBU up five at 37-32 with 11 minutes to play.
The Wildcats battled back using a 7-0 run to take a brief lead, but Stony Brook was able to stem the tide as the teams traded baskets down the stretch.
With the score tied 41-41 and 3:00 remaining, Goodman took an inbound pass and slashed to the hoop for two to put SBU ahead. A mid-range jumper by freshman Brittany Snow (Shamong, N.J.) put the Seawolves up four on the next possession, and after UNH pulled back within one, Goodman answered with a layup and a free throw to ice the game.
The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook shot 45.5% (20-for-44) and held UNH to just 26.8% shooting (15-for-56).
News and Notes
• Goodman's 18 points fell one shy of tying a career high set against Sacred Heart on Dec. 4.
The Seawolves will return home to face Binghamton (2-13, 1-1 AE) on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.