Team effort lifts #Seawolves to record-tying win over Maine, 73-65
Feb. 22, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. – Junior forward Sabre Proctor scored a career-high 26 points, and sophomore forward Brittany Snow poured in 12 points as the Stony Brook women’s basketball team tied its Division I single-season wins record with a 73-65 triumph over Maine Saturday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium.
Stony Brook last won 20 games in 2005-06.
Junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin recorded a double-double on 11 points and 10 rebounds, and sophomore guard Miranda Jenkins chipped in 10 points for Stony Brook (20-7, 11-3 America East).
Ashleigh Roberts finished with 22 points for Maine (14-13, 8-6).
Head Coach Beth O’Boyle’s Reaction
On the game
“Every game in the America East is a battle. I thought we worked hard, and credit to Maine, so did they. It’s a game of runs, and we were confident we would make ours as long as we did what we needed to do.”
On the record-tying win
“It’s been a building process and a journey. The credit goes to our players for buying in and working so hard and to my tremendous assistants for their energy and passion.”
A Proctor layup at the 6:04 mark of the first half gave Stony Brook a 16-point lead, 36-20, but Maine used a 17-7 spurt to close to within six, 43-37, on a Sophie Weckstrom 3-pointer seconds before the halftime buzzer sounded.
The Black Bears opened the second half on a 9-3 run to even the score at 46-all when Weckstrom drained a trifecta at the 16:46 mark and took its first lead of the game, 49-48, at 11:31 on a Liz Wood layup.
The contest was a tight one thereafter, as the game featured four ties and five lead changes over the next 4:16 of play.
Sigi Koizar put in a 3-pointer with 9:16 on the clock to give Maine a 55-54 advantage, the last field goal the guests would make until the final minute. After the Black Bears took a 58-56 lead on a pair of Wood free throws, Proctor drove inside for a layup and was fouled. She hit her free throw to put Stony Brook in front for good, 59-58, with 6:47 to play.
SB played stellar defense, forcing Koizar to throw up a long jumper before the shot clock expired, which rimmed out. Chikilra Goodman missed two free throws for the Seawolves on the other end, but Ogunnorin cleaned up the second one with a layup that extended the advantage to three, 61-58, with 6:06 on the clock.
Roberts went 1-for-2 from the stripe, but Goodman came right back with a layup that gave Stony Brook a 63-59 lead at 5:21. A pair of Ogunnorin free throws capped a 7-2 Seawolves put that put them in front, 65-59, with just under five minutes left.
Jumpers by Snow and Proctor put Stony Brook up, 69-62, with one minute on the clock, but Weckstrom got Maine within four on a triple. A pair of seniors came through on the next possession, with Goodman finding Teasha Harris for a layup with 18 ticks left, giving the Seawolves a 71-65 lead and all but sealing the win.
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News and Notes
Stony Brook hosts Vermont and honors its seniors on Kids’ Day Wednesday at noon. The game will be broadcast live nationally on ESPN3. A win would give the Seawolves their school-record 21st of the season. Watch as the ascent continues by calling (631) 632-WOLF for tickets or logging onto goseawolves.org/tickets.