Baltimore, Md. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team overcame a 14-point deficit with 11 minutes remaining to force overtime, but could not complete the comeback in a 66-63 loss at Morgan State on Sunday. Senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had a career day with 17 points and 13 rebounds in the defeat.
"I was extremely proud of the way we competed and battled back to force overtime on the road. It was a gutsy effort after falling behind early. In the end, we turned the ball over too many times and that made it tough to complete the comeback."
Using a furious 25-11 run over the final 11:20 of regulation, Stony Brook erased a 44-30 deficit to send the game to OT tied 55-55. The game went back and forth in the extra session and Stony Brook enjoyed brief leads of 57-56, 61-59 and 63-61. With the Seawolves up two with 1:26 remaining, Moneshia Davis hit two FT to tie the score at 63 apiece. Stony Brook then turned the ball over with 40 seconds left and Davis drilled a three from the corner with 9.6 seconds left to give the Lady Bears the lead. Sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) had one final chance to tie, but her long three clanged off front iron as time expired.
The Numbers Game
Stony Brook (1-2) crushed Morgan State (2-2) on the glass, outrebounding the Lady Bears, 50-26, including 20 offensive rebounds.
The Seawolves had 17 assists on 26 field goals.
Junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) filled up the stat sheet in her season debut, chipping in five points, five assists, five steals and seven rebounds.
Sophomore Natalie Myers (Clackamas, Ore.) had a career day with 13 points (5-10 FG)
Freshman Brittany Snow (Shamong, N.J.) made her first-career start and scored 12 points in 25 minutes.
Previlon's 17 points and 13 rebounds were both career highs.
The Seawolves trailed the entire game until Proctor's layup with 3:51 remaining in OT gave SBU its first lead at 57-56.
The Seawolves shot 70% at the FT line (7-10) for the third straight game.
Stony Brook turned the ball over 24 times; the Seawolves have had 20+ turnovers in each of their first three games.
Davis (5-8 3FG) and Bianca Jarrett (5-11 3FG) each scored 19 points for the hosts, who made 13 three-pointers in the game.
News & Notes
The defeat was Stony Brook's first against Morgan St. in program history.
The Seawolves had 50 rebounds for the first time since Feb. 17, 2010 against Boston University
Previlon is now averaging 10.0 rebounds per game through three contests.
The Seawolves continue their four-game road swing at NJIT on Sunday, Nov. 25 at 2 p.m.