Furious second-half rally lifts #Seawolves to first win over Hartford since 2006

Proctor recorded 20 points in Stony Brook's win over Hartford

Jan. 8, 2014

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit, outscoring Hartford, 30-14, in the second half to come away with a 61-57 victory Wednesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium. The win was the first over Hartford since Feb. 22, 2006, a span of 17 games. Junior forward Sabre Proctor tallied 20 points, and sophomores Brittany Snow and Miranda Jenkins each had 13 points.

Proctor, Jenkins and Snow combined to shoot 18-for-35 from the field and 3-for-5 from behind the arc.

Snow grabbed a game-high 10 boards for the first double-double of her career. 

Head Coach Beth O'Boyle's Reaction

"I thought it was a tremendous team effort, especially in the second half. It really showed our maturity and our ability to grind out a tough win."

Turning Point

After the Seawolves (10-4, 1-0 America East) got within two, 19-17, Hartford (4-11, 1-1) opened up a 31-19 lead with 5:33 to go in the first half. The Hawks extended the advantage to 15, 36-21, after Shanise Bulton's layup with 3:48 to play.

Trailing 43-31 at halftime, Stony Brook crawled its way back into the game, forcing nine turnovers and holding Hartford scoreless for more than four minutes. Snow's jumper with 4:26 left in regulation gave the Seawolves a 54-53 lead, their first since 13-11 at 13:55 of the opening half. Deanna Mayza hit two free throws to help Hartford regain the edge, but Jenkins answered with a layup on the other end. Chikilra Goodman, who scored seven of her nine points in the second half, converted 5 of 6 free throws, including one with 15 ticks left that gave Stony Brook its largest advantage of the game.



Inside the Numbers

  • Stony Brook led in second-chance points, 12-0.
  • The Seawolves outrebounded Hartford, 38-31 and 13-4 on the offensive glass.
  • After the Hawks hit seven triples in the first half, the Stony Brook defense held them to just 1-for-8 shooting from long range in the second.
  • Goodman finished with seven rebounds, and Proctor and Ogunnorin had six rebounds apiece. 

News and Notes

  • Proctor has reached double figures in scoring 10 consecutive times and in 12 of Stony Brook's 14 games this season. She has recorded 20 or more points five times.  
  • Jenkins matched her career high for points, tying the mark she set Sunday at Columbia.
  • Stony Brook improved to 5-1 at home this season.
  • Under O'Boyle, the Seawolves are 2-1 in America East openers. They beat Vermont in her conference debut in 2012 and were competitive in a loss to Boston University last year.
  • The game aired live for free on CollegeInsider.com in the inaugural #AEHoops Wednesday Showcase.

Up Next

Stony Brook heads to New Hampshire for a rematch of last year's America East Quarterfinal Saturday at 1 p.m.