Women's hoops competes, but falls at Rutgers
Dec. 21, 2012
Piscataway, N.J. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team trailed by seven points early in the second half, but Rutgers' full-court pressure, height and athleticism helped the Scarlet Knights coast to a 72-44 win on Friday at the Rutgers Athletic Center.
"I thought we really battled hard tonight. Rutgers is a tough matchup because of their athleticism, so I was happy with the way we competed, especially in the first half."
• After closing the first half on a 13-6 run, the Seawolves (7-5) trailed by just seven at the break at 32-25. But the Scarlet Knights (8-3) came out firing on all cylinders in the second stanza, using a 17-3 run to go up 49-31. Rutgers' full-court pressure and athleticism presented problems for Stony Brook as the Scarlet Knights outrebounded SBU 38-26 and forced 28 turnovers.
The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook shot 31.1% (14-for-45), while Rutgers shot 51.9% (27-for-52).
News and Notes
• Prior to this week, Harris' season-high was eight points. She had 17 on Wednesday against St. Francis and 11 tonight against Rutgers.
The Seawolves close out the 2012 calendar year against Iona on Sunday, Dec. 30 at Pritchard Gym at 2 p.m. The matchup will be Stony Brook's final non-conference game of the season.