Women's hoops rounds out 2012 with win over Iona
Dec. 30, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) scored a career-high 25 points as the Stony Brook women's basketball team closed out the 2012 year with a 70-64 victory over Iona on Sunday at Pritchard Gym.
"I thought this was a great battle today. One of the key points was how well we shot at the foul line, which made a big difference in the end. We also got some key defensive stops down the stretch and Sabre [Proctor] really came up big when we needed it."
• The Gaels (5-6) took a 29-23 lead into the locker room, but Stony Brook (8-5) responded with an 8-0 run to open the second half to go up 31-29. Stony Brook pushed the advantage to six at 47-41 with 8:00 to play as Iona made just three of its first 15 shots in the period.
But the Gaels would not go quietly. A corner three by Aaliyah Robinson capped an 8-0 run and gave Iona the lead back at 49-47 with 6:30 remaining. The Seawolves quickly evened the score and went back in front as senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) rattled off five straight points, including a 3-for-3 spell at the foul line, to make it 54-49 Seawolves.
Stony Brook never relinquished the lead, hitting 22-of-26 (84.6%) free throws in the second half to clinch the win.
The Numbers Game
• The Seawolves shot 38.2% (21-for-55), while holding Iona to 34.5% shooting (20-for-58).
News and Notes
• Proctor scored 14 of her career-high 25 in the first half. With her career day, Proctor became the first Seawolf to top 20 points in a game since Kirsten Jeter dropped 26 against Maine on March 3, 2011.
The Seawolves will open America East play on Wednesday at home against Boston University at 7 p.m.