Women's Hoops falls to Maine in regular season finale
Feb. 25, 2012
Orono, Maine - Stony Brook's women's basketball team dropped its regular season finale on Saturday afternoon, falling to the Maine Black Bears, 45-40. Senior Tamiel Murray led the Seawolves with eight points, seven rebounds and five assists.
Freshman Kellie Krueger (Wilsonville, Ore.) added eight points and junior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) chipped in with seven points and nine rebounds. Brittany Williams paced Maine with 12 points.
Stony Brook held the Black Bears to 29 percent shooting but Maine went 11-for-13 from the foul line and out-rebounded the Seawolves, 45-36. SBU will take on this same Maine team in the opening round of the 2012 America East tournament on Thursday at 6 p.m. at Chase Arena in West Hartford, Conn.
"I thought we played well defensively for 40 minutes but Maine just executed better than we did down the stretch," Stony Brook head coach Beth O'Boyle said.
Maine lead 30-27 midway through the second half but the Seawolves then went on a 14-2 spurt over the next three minutes capped by Previlon's second hoop of the run that gave SBU a 39-32 lead with 7:30 remaining.
But the Black Bears answered back with nine of the next 10 points, taking a 41-40 lead on a Courtney Anderson jumper with 1:19 left. Krueger missed a jumper on the Seawolves ensuing possession and Danielle Walczak then hit two free throws with 47.2 seconds left to push the Maine lead to 43-40.
Junior Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) then missed on a driving lay-up the other end and Anderson hit two free throws with 14 seconds left to put the game away.
Stony Brook jumped to a 5-0 lead just over four minutes in as Maine missed its first six shots. But the Black Bears responded with a 12-2 run to take a five-point lead midway through the half.
The Seawolves rallied with eight straight points though, going in front 17-14 on a jumper from Krueger with four minutes to go. Samantha Baranowski ended the run with a free throw before senior Misha Horsey (Wyncote, PA.) answered back with a long jumper.
The teams traded hoops over the final three minutes of the half and the Seawolves took a 21-19 lead into the break.
Maine jumped on the Seawolves at the start of the second half, scoring seven of the period's first nine points to take a 26-23 advantage.