Proctor leads balanced #Seawolves attack in important win over UNH, 76-63
Feb. 9, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -Junior forward Sabre Proctor led the #Seawolves with 21 points as the Stony Brook women's basketball team claimed a 76-63 win over New Hampshire Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium. Sophomore guard Miranda Jenkins scored a career-high 17 points, and freshman guard Kori Bayne-Walker tallied nine of her 10 points in the second half.
Senior guard Chikilra Goodman finished with eight points, a game-high 12 rebounds and four assists. The win put Stony Brook (17-7, 8-3 America East) one game back in the loss column of New Hampshire (14-9, 8-2) for second place in the conference standings.
Kelsey Hogan led all scorers with 25 points for New Hampshire.
Head Coach Beth O'Boyle's Reaction
"I thought it was a really good team effort today. UNH is a great team and is very well coached. We had a lot of intensity on defense, which helped us create more opportunities for ourselves on offense."
As expected, the first half was a tightly contested affair with neither team holding more than an eight-point edge and Stony Brook taking a 30-25 lead into the locker room at the break behind 12 points from Proctor.
The Seawolves opened the second stanza on a 10-4 run and took their first double-digit advantage of the afternoon, 40-29, when Bayne-Walker fed Proctor down low for a layup at 16:20. New Hampshire scored the next seven points to pull to within four, 40-36, after a Hogan 3-pointer with 12:54 on the clock.
O'Boyle called timeout, and Jenkins responded quickly with a jumper at 12:20. Corinne Coia hit a jump shot on the other end, but Bayne-Walker answered with a three-point play that put SB up by seven, 45-38, with 11:31 left. Moments later, Jenkins came away with the steal and took the ball right to the hoop for a layup and 47-38 Stony Brook lead.
Another converted three-point play by Bayne-Walker stretched the advantage to 12, 50-38, at the 10:39 mark, and a pair of free throws by Proctor punctuated a 17-4 run and put Stony Brook ahead, 57-40, with 8:54 to play.
UNH got within 10 points for the fourth time in the final 4:27 when a Kaylee Kilpatrick baseline jumper put the score at 70-60 with 1:45 on the clock. However, Stony Brook hit four of its final five free throws and Jenkins put in one last bucket to secure the win.
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The Seawolves will use their bye week to rest up and prepare for the stretch run of their conference schedule. They next play at UMass Lowell Saturday at 2 p.m., where Stony Brook will be hosting an Alumni Day event. For more information, please click here.