Goodman leads surging #Seawolves to 65-49 win at Maine, 6-1 conference mark
Jan. 26, 2014
Bangor, Maine - Senior guard Chikilra Goodman led four #Seawolves in double figures with 12 points on 6-for-9 shooting as the Stony Brook women's basketball team cruised to its fifth consecutive win, 65-49, at Maine Sunday afternoon. Goodman stuffed the stat sheet, adding six assists, five boards and two steals to her impressive line.
With the victory, the Seawolves (15-5, 6-1 America East) matched their 2012-13 conference win total and passed their overall win total. They have their best record through 20 games in Division I program history, besting the previous mark of 13-7 set in 2005-06.
Maine falls to 10-10 overall and 4-3 in America East play despite a game-high 15 points from Liz Wood.
Head Coach Beth O'Boyle's Reaction
"This was a good win for us. Both programs are growing, and we knew we needed to play tough defense to come away with the win. "
The Turning Point
The Seawolves never trailed in the game and took a double-digit lead, 30-20, when Jessica Ogunnorin drained a 3-pointer at the one-minute mark of the first half. After a defensive stop on the other end, Bayne-Walker drove inside for a bucket in the paint with four ticks on the clock to put Stony Brook ahead, 32-20, at the break.
The Seawolves started the second half strong. A layup by Goodman and a pair of Proctor baskets put Stony Brook in front by 16, 40-24, with 17:25 remaining and forced the Black Bears to call timeout. 30 ticks later, Bayne-Walker capped the 10-2 run when Proctor found her underneath the hoop for a layup.
Inside the Numbers
News and Notes
The Seawolves return to Pritchard to clash with first-place Albany on Wolfie Bobblehead/Battle of the UGCs Night Thursday at 7 p.m. The first 500 fans will receive a limited edition Wolfie bobblehead doll, and Stony Brook students can win a free iPad.