ESPN3 audience, packed house watch #Seawolves win record 21st game on Senior Day
Feb. 26, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -The Stony Brook women's basketball team claimed a 66-57 victory over Vermont Wednesday in front of more than 1,000 fans and a national audience watching on ESPN3 at Pritchard Gymnasium on Senior/Kids' Day. The win was the 21st of the season for the #Seawolves, breaking a single-season Division I record set in 2005-06. Sophomore forward Brittany Snow poured in 15 points, and classmate and guard Miranda Jenkins added 14 points.
Junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin posted her second consecutive double-double on 12 points and a career-high 16 boards for Stony Brook (21-7, 12-3 America East).
Senior guard Chikilra Goodman finished with 13 points in her Pritchard finale.
Niki Taylor and Kayla Burchill recorded 16 points apiece for Vermont (7-21, 4-11 America East).
Head Coach Beth O'Boyle's Reaction
"I thought it was a good team effort. Vermont plays very hard, and we knew we needed to push the tempo to win. It was great to get our record 21st win in front of a great crowd on Senior Day."
Leading by nine, 47-38, with 8:57 to play, Kori Bayne-Walker found Snow underneath the basket to put Stony Brook in front, 49-38. Ogunnorin followed with a layup at 8:08, but Tierra Shumpert to cut the Seawolves' lead to 11, 51-40, on a jumper with 7:41 left. Alyssa Coiro got the ball into the hot hands of Ogunnorin, who put in a jump shot that gave SB a 53-40 advantage at the 7:21 mark.
Goodman widened the margin to 15 when she came away with a steal and went coast-to-coast for a layup, and Snow converted a three-point play at 5:23 that put the Seawolves up, 58-40, their largest lead of the game.
Vermont stormed back with 10 unanswered points to pull to within eight, 58-50, with 2:08 remaining. However, Stony Brook went 6-for-7 from the free throw line in the waning minutes and Jenkins put an exclamation point on the historic win with a layup with four ticks left.
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SB closes out the regular season at first-place Albany Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN3.