Women's Hoops falls to Vermont
Jan. 28, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Stony Brook women's basketball team was led by 12 points from junior Sam Landers(Springfield, Va.) but Tierra Shumpert paced four Vermont players in double-figures with 17 points as UVM defeated the Seawolves, 63-36, on Saturday at Pritchard Gym.
"We just didn't execute and take care of the ball the way we need to on the offensive end of the floor," Stony Brook head coach Beth O'Boylesaid. "I thought our defense was good but we just gave up too many second chance points."
Freshman Kellie Krueger(Wilsonville, Ore.) added eight points for the Seawolves, who held Vermont to 33.9 percent shooting but were out-rebounded 52-28. Niki Taylor (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Kayla Burchill (14 points, 10 rebounds) each recorded double-doubles for the Catamounts.
Landers and Taylor were named America East Players of the Game for their respective teams.
Stony Brook (4-18, 1-8 AE) trailed just 6-4 early following a bucket from Krueger before the Catamounts went on a 16-4 run to take a 22-10 lead with just less than eight minutes left in the first half.
Junior Taylor Burner(Port Jefferson, N.Y.) halted the run with an inside hoop but the Catamounts scored eight of the final 12 points of the half and took a 30-16 lead into halftime.
The Seawolves held Vermont (9-13, 3-6 AE) to 35.7 percent shooting in the first half but the Catamounts went 8-for-9 from the foul line and won the battle of the boards, 20-13.
Krueger scored the first four points of the second half to cut the UVM lead to 10 but Vermont responded with seven unanswered points to go ahead 37-20.
A three-point play from Burner halted the Catamount run but UVM once again had a response, scoring five straight points to to push its lead to 19.
Landers made two free throws to cut the Seawolves deficit to 43-27 but Shumpert then sandwiched a pair of threes around a steal and lay-up from Shanai Heber to give Vermont its largest lead of the game.
The Seawolves return to action on Wednesday, traveling to take on Binghamton. Game time is set for 7 p.m.