Late surge sinks women's hoops at Hartford, 59-43
Jan. 12, 2013
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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The Seawolves return home Saturday to take on Vermont Jan. 19 at 2 p.m.