Women's Basketball falls to New Hampshire

Jessica Previlon

Feb. 18, 2012

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team trailed by just six at halftime but the New Hampshire Wildcats scored the first 10 points of the second half and defeated the Seawolves, 63-46, on Saturday at Pritchard Gymnasium.

"We played with good energy and intensity," Stony Brook head coach Beth O'Boyle said. "We just didn't make enough stops in the second half to win the game."

The Seawolves held New Hampshire to 36 percent shooting in the first half but the Wildcats shot 48 percent from the field over the final 20 minutes. Junior Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) paced Stony Brook with 10 points.

Morgan Frame led three Wildcats in double-figures with 18 points. Frame and Landers were named America East Players of the Game for their respective teams.

Stony Brook trailed just 27-21 at the half but New Hampshire ran off the first 10 points of the second period, taking a 37-21 lead on a three-pointer from Cari Reed four minutes in.

The Seawolves sliced the UNH lead to nine just past the midway point of second half on a driving lay-up from junior Amanda Corona (North Hollywood, Calif.). But that is as close as SBU got as New Hampshire answered with seven straight points to put the game away.

New Hampshire jumped to an early 11-5 lead before Stony Brook rattled off seven of the game's next 10 points to cut the UNH lead to two. The Wildcats pushed their lead back up to six on lay-up from Kelsey Hogan before a jumper from Landers brought SBU within four with 2:19 left.

But Bridgette McKnight scored for UNH with just under a minute remaining as the Wildcats headed into halftime with the six-point lead.

The Seawolves return to action on Wednesday, hosting Hartford in their final home game of the season. SBU will honor its four seniors prior to the contest.

Wednesday's game will also be Stony Brook's Play4Kay Breast Cancer Awareness game.