Women's hoops drops season opener to Rider, 62-50

Senior Taylor Burner chipped in nine points on Friday against Rider

Nov. 9, 2012

Box Score

Stony Brook, N.Y. -  Freshman Kim Hanlon (White Plains, N.Y.) and sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) each scored 11 points, but the Stony Brook women's basketball team fell short in its season opener against Rider by a 62-50 score at Pritchard Gym on Friday night.

Coach's Reaction

"Our goal was to keep the game in the fifties and we could have done that if we had done two things better: take care of the ball and control the offensive glass in the second half. We gave up too many second-chances and that was a big difference in the game. We played hard, but we need to play smarter by limiting mistakes and being better on the glass."

--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle

Turning Point

  • Rider led 34-31 with 16:34 remaining in the second half, before a 9-0 run over a seven-minute span gave the visitors a 12 point lead with 9:28 to play in the game. Over the course of the run, Stony Brook missed six shots, turned the ball over seven times and gave up six offensive rebounds.

News & Notes

  • Sophomore Natalie Myers (Clackamas, Ore.) dished out a career-high four assists to lead the Seawolves.
  • Senior Taylor Burner (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) scored nine points and tied a career high with five made free throws.
  • Freshman Brittany Snow (Shamong, N.J.) scored eight points and added four rebounds in her collegiate debut.
  • Rider was paced by Sironda Chambers, who filled up the stat sheet with 18 points, six rebounds and six assists.
  • Rider pulled down 11 of its 15 offensive rebounds in the second half.
  • The Broncs hit 7-of-19 three-pointers, including three from MyNeshia McKenzie (16 points).
  • Stony Brook committed 21 turnovers, compared to Rider's 18.
  • The Seawolves hit 14-of-20 free throws overall, good for a 70% clip.
  • Stony Brook missed all nine of its 3-point attempts, marking the first game in which the team did not make a three since Dec. 17, 2011 against Seton Hall.
  • Stony Brook outscored Rider in the paint, 28-20, and received 28 points off the bench.



Up Next
The Seawolves host Navy on Sunday as part of a Stony Brook Athletics tripleheader. The volleyball team kicks off the day with a matchup against Binghamton at noon. The Stony Brook men's basketball team then plays its home opener against Mt. Ida at 4 p.m., before the women's team closes out the day at 6:30 p.m.