#Seawolves secure best start in Division I program history with 69-52 win over Monmouth
Dec. 21, 2013
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
On locking up the program’s best start in Division I history
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
News and Notes
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.