Late surge sinks women's hoops at Hartford, 59-43

Teasha Harris netted 11 points for Stony Brook.

Jan. 12, 2013

Final Stats

Hartford, Conn. - Despite playing to a 24-24 tie in the first half, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team was unable to overcome a second-half barrage of points by Hartford and fell, 59-43. 

Sabre Proctor led Stony Brook (10-7, 2-2 AE) with 13 points, while Teasha Harris and Chikilra Goodman chipped in 11 apiece. Jessica Previlon grabbed a team-best eight rebounds in the loss.

Daphne Elliott paced Hartford (11-6, 2-2 AE) with a game-high 19 points on 42.9 percent shooting (6-for-14).

Elliott and Goodman were named America East players of the game.

Coach’s Reaction

“I was pleased with the defensive effort in the first half. We made a few too many mistakes in the second half. It was a good effort, and we will build off this.”
--Head Coach Beth O’Boyle 

Turning Point

The game was a back-and-forth affair for much of the contest, with neither team able to gain a distinct advantage. Proctor scored five straight points for the Seawolves, starting with a lay-up with 15:00 left in the second half and continuing with a three-point play with just under 14 minutes left in regulation to give SBU a 32-30 lead. 

The Hawks responded with a 10-0 run to tip the game in their favor. Ruthanne Doherty tallied two lay-ups at the 13:28 and 12:44 marks, respectively. Alyssa Englert and Shanise Bultron hit a pair of shots from behind the arc to extend Hartford’s lead to 40-33 with 10:30 remaining in regulation.

After the under-eight media timeout, Nikkia Smith scored a bucket, as Hartford’s cushion grew to nine. Stony Brook was unable to get back in game, as the Hawks scored 10 of the contest's final 16 points to seal the victory. 



The Numbers Game

  • Harris and Elliott each had 11 points in the first half for Stony Brook and Hartford, respectively.
  • There were seven ties and seven lead changes in the teeter-totter first half.
  • Proctor scored nine of her 13 points in the second stanza and went 5-for-5 from the charity stripe.
  • The Seawolves held the Hawks to 29.6 percent (8-for-27) shooting in the first half, but the home team shot 54.2 percent (13-for-24) after the break.
  • Stony Brook scored five points on fast break opportunities, while Hartford tallied two.
  • The Seawolves’ bench outscored the Hawks’ reserves, 13-12.
  • SBU committed 21 turnovers, while Hartford had 14.
  • The Hawks owned a slight edge on the boards, 33-32, but Stony Brook held a 26-25 advantage in defensive rebounds.
  • Hartford shot 47.4 percent from three-point range (9-for-19), including 62.5 percent (5-for-8) in the second half.

News and Notes

  • Harris made her first career start for Stony Brook. 
  • This is SBU's first loss on a Saturday this season. The Seawolves had previously been 3-0.  
  • Hartford has won 16 consecutive games against Stony Brook. The Seawolves last defeated the Hawks on Feb. 22, 2006.
  • Kluepenger went 0-for-2 from behind the arc. The senior is 13 treys away from becoming the fifth member of the SBU women’s basketball team to sink 100 trifectas in her career.
  • Stony Brook is now 1-1 in America East road games this season.

Up Next:

The Seawolves return home Saturday to take on Vermont Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.