Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sabre Proctor led all scorers with 17 points, while Chikilra Goodman added 11 points and six rebounds as the Stony Brook women's basketball team earned a two-game season sweep of New Hampshire, 60-47, at Pritchard Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
Jessica Previlon and Teasha Harris tallied nine points apiece, and Previlon also pulled down a team-high eight boards as Stony Brook moved to 12-10 overall and 4-5 in the America East.
Cari Reed paced New Hampshire (8-13, 3-6 AE) with 14 points, and the Wildcats owned a 32-27 edge on the glass.
Proctor and Reed were named America East players of the game.
"I thought it was another great team effort. I think our defensive intensity really ignited our offense, and it helped us push the tempo for 40 minutes."
Stony Brook claimed its largest lead of the afternoon, 45-31, after Brittany Snow tallied a lay-up off a feed from Goodman with 13:07 remaining in the game, but a 14-6 run by the Wildcats over the next nine and a half minutes, capped off by a second-chance hoop by Morgan Frame, closed the gap to six, 51-45.
Goodman responded quickly, stealing the ball from Frame and going the distance for a lay-up in transition as SBU went up, 53-45, at the 3:17 mark. With just over 2:30 left in the second stanza, Reed fouled Snow. The freshman forward hit 1-of-2 from the charity stripe to extend the lead to nine, 54-45.
Proctor all but sealed the deal when she grabbed her own rebound and laid it in to put Stony Brook in front by double-digits, 56-45, with 1:14 remaining in the game. SBU hit its free throws down the stretch en route to a win on its home court.
By the Numbers
Stony Brook shot 56.7 percent (17-of-30) from the field in the first half and 44.4 percent (24-of-54) for the game to move to 6-2 when shooting higher than 40 percent. SBU's season-best field goal percentage came against St. Francis Brooklyn on Dec. 19 when it sank 55.8 percent (24-of-43) of its shots from the field.
UNH posted a 34.8 percent (16-of-46) field goal percentage as Stony Brook improved to 12-2 when shooting a higher percentage than an opponent and 11-2 when it holds its competition to under 40 percent from the field.
Proctor made the sixth start of her career and was in the starting lineup for the second consecutive game.
The Wildcats committed 22 turnovers, and the Seawolves took advantage of their miscues, notching 22 points off turnovers.
Stony Brook is now 8-4 at Pritchard Gymnasium this season.
News and Notes
With the win, Stony Brook has tripled its overall victory tally from all of last season and quadrupled last year's win total in America East play.
This marks the first time SBU has swept an opponent since taking two from Maine in 2010-11.
Dani Klupenger nailed one3-pointer and is now five triples shy of becoming just the fifth Seawolf to nail 100 3's for her career.
Klupenger also moved into sole possession of fifth-place all-time at Stony Brook in career 3-point attempts with 317, passing Theresa LoParrino, who suited up for the Seawolves from 2000-04. Kelly Watson is fourth all-time with 374 shots from behind the arc.
The win halts a three-game losing streak for Stony Brook. The Seawolves had not lost two straight games all season before dropping three in a row to UMBC, Maine and Albany.
The Stony Brook student-athletes and coaching staff wore pink to support women's cancer research and Play4Kay, an initiative the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Fans wearing pink received free admission, and SBU collected donations. To learn more about the cause, please click here.
SBU held its annual Alumane Day and welcomed back several former women's basketball student-athletes. The day included a pregame reception with remarks from O'Boyle.
Stony Brook heads to Boston for a rematch with Boston University Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. before returning to Pritchard to play Hartford Saturday, Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. The Seawolves will host a pregame Youth Sports Clinic for girls and boys ages 6-16 as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. Additionally, all members of the Boys and Girls Club of America wearing a Boys and Girls Club jersey will receive free admission to the game and may also attend the clinic. For more information about the clinic, please email Andrea.Lebedinski@stonybrook.edu, or go to Goseawolves.org.