#Seawolves secure best start in Division I program history with 69-52 win over Monmouth

The Seawolves had previously started 6-4 three times
 
The Seawolves had previously started 6-4 three times
 
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Dec. 21, 2013

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. – The Stony Brook women’s basketball team made history Saturday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium with a 69-52 win over Monmouth in the #Seawolves Holiday Classic presented by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook. The victory put the #Seawolves at 7-3 on the season, giving the program on the rise its best 10-game start in its Division I era, which began in 1999.

Junior forward Sabre Proctor led all scorers with 19 points to go along with seven rebounds, while junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin pitched in 13 points and a game-high 11 boards. Senior guard Chikilra Goodman finished with 14 points and game bests of four helpers and four steals.

A pair of freshmen guards also impressed for the Seawolves, with Kristie Costantino tallying six points and Kori Bayne-Walker matching Goodman with four assists.

Senior Chevannah Paalvast paced Monmouth (1-9) with 18 points.

Head Coach Beth O’Boyle’s Reaction

On the win
“This was a great overall team effort. Our depth allowed us to dictate the tempo of the game. It’s always great to see so many players have a productive game.”

On locking up the program’s best start in Division I history
“I’m proud of the work our team and our staff has put in to the season; however, the most important part of our year is still ahead of us. We are excited to get after it.”

Turning Point


 

 

The Seawolves led most of the way in the first half and claimed a seven-point advantage, 30-23, when Elizabeth Manner drilled a jumper at 2:37. She nailed another shot on a feed from Goodman about 40 ticks later to put Stony Brook up by nine, 32-23, but Kelsey Chambers knocked down a pair of free throws for the Hawks to inch them to within seven, 32-25, with 1:26 on the clock. The Seawolves turned on the jets and locked down on defense thereafter, closing the half on a 7-0 run capped off by an Ogunnorin put back in the final minute that gave them their then-largest advantage of the game, 39-25, at the break. Monmouth never again got within single digits as Stony Brook locked up its third consecutive win.

Inside the Numbers

  • The Seawolves held a 36-34 edge on the glass and a 12-10 lead in offensive boards, marking the ninth time this season they have led their opponent in offensive rebounding.
  • Goodman shot 66.7 percent (6-for-9) from the field and drained her only 3-pointer of the afternoon.
  • Proctor shot at a 58.3 percent clip (7-for-12) and continued to knock down her free throws, going 5-for-6 from the stripe.  
  • Sophomore guard Kim Hanlon tallied five points and four boards, while classmate and forward Brittany Snow dished out two helpers and had one steal.
  • The Seawolves forced 28 Monmouth turnovers and scored 30 points off those miscues.

News and Notes

  • Stony Brook had previously started 6-4 three times (2012-13, 2005-06, 2001-02).
  • SB is now 3-1 at Pritchard Gymnasium this season. Tickets for home games can be purchased at www.goseawolves.org/tickets or by calling (631) 632-WOLF.
  • The Seawolves took a 3-2 edge in the all-time series against Monmouth.
  • Ogunnorin’s double-double was her second of the season.
  • Goodman and Proctor have reached double figures in scoring in six consecutive games and eight times total this year. Proctor has led Stony Brook in scoring on seven occasions.
  • Costantino matched her season high for minutes (18).

Up Next

SB concludes the Seawolves Holiday Classic presented by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook tomorrow against Wagner at 2 p.m. Santa Claus will be on hand following the game to take pictures with fans for just $5 as part of Santa Day. Head over to www.goseawolves.org/tickets to watch Stony Brook go for its fourth consecutive win. 

Stony Brook is off to its best start in school history