Women's hoops battles back, falls to Albany, 60-49
March 2, 2013
Albany, N.Y. - Chikilra Goodman poured in a career-best, game-high 19 points while grabbing seven rebounds, but the Stony Brook women's basketball team fell to first-place Albany, 60-49, Saturday afternoon at SEFCU Arena.
Sabre Proctor added 14 points as Stony Brook wrapped up its regular season with a 14-15, 6-10 AE mark and secured a No. 4 seed in the America East Championship.
Ebone Henry paced Albany (25-3, 16-0 AE) with 15 points, while Julie Forster pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
Goodman and Henry earned America East Player of the Game accolades.
"I thought we came out and started well in the second half. Unfortunately, they made some plays in the first half, but I felt that we played aggressive for 40 minutes and look forward to playing in the first round of the America East Championship next weekend."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
Stony Brook trailed by as many as 15 in the first half and were down, 35-23, at the break. The Seawolves stormed back, opening the second frame on an 8-0 run courtesy of a steal and bucket by Goodman in transition and three straight baskets by Proctor that brought SBU within four, 35-31, at the 17:41 mark.
Megan Craig responded with a layup about 15 ticks later and Henry connected on a three-point play to put Albany in front by nine, 40-31, with 15:01 left in the second stanza.
Gerda Gatling helped the Seawolves keep pace with a jumper, but two Henry free throws and a hoop inside by Shereeesha Richards gave the Great Danes a double-digit lead, 44-33, with 12:49 left. The hosts ran away with the game from there to notch their 16th consecutive victory and an unblemished regular season in conference play.
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Stony Brook will now gear up for the America East Championship, with its first game against New Hampshire, who it swept during the regular season, Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. on ESPN3.