#Seawolves conclude non-conference slate at Columbia Sunday
Jan. 4, 2014
NEW YORK – The Stony Brook women’s basketball team will look to end non-conference play on a high note and get back in the win column Sunday at Columbia. Opening tip is set for 2 p.m.
History on the Line
A win at Columbia would give the Seawolves, who are currently 8-4, their best winning percentage (69.2 percent) and most wins (9) through regular-season non-conference action since joining the America East for the 2001-02 season. Stony Brook finished with a 7-4 record and 63.6 percent regular-season non-conference winning percentage in 2001-02 and 2005-06 and won eight non-conference games last season.
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• Proctor has reached double figures in scoring in eight consecutive games. #Sabremetrics #Seawolves
Last Time Out
Despite a double-double on 16 points and 13 boards from senior guard Chikilra Goodman and 16 points and seven rebounds from Brittany Snow, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team suffered an 80-65 road setback at Seton Hall Tuesday. Junior forward Sabre Proctor reached double figures in scoring for the eighth consecutive game, pouring in 13 points, while sophomore guards Kim Hanlon and Miranda Jenkins tallied eight points apiece. The Seawolves won the rebounding battle, 41-32, but could not overcome an 11-point halftime deficit as its four-game winning streak came to an end. The streak was the longest for the program since it claimed seven consecutive victories in 2006-07.
Scouting the Lions
The Lions enter the matchup at 3-10 and have fallen to Lafayette and Fairleigh Dickinson, two teams the Seawolves have topped. Their two-game unbeaten streak was snapped Monday with a 68-47 loss to Bryant at home despite team highs of 14 points from Taylor Ward and 12 rebounds from Amara Mbionwu. Carolyn Binder paces Columbia offensively at 10.8 points per game, while Mbionwu is the team’s leading rebounder at 5.6 boards per game. Tori Oliver is second in scoring and rebounding at 10.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest. Opponents are outscoring the Lions by an average of 11.5 points.
Series History vs. the Lions
This is the first meeting between the two teams since Columbia claimed a 69-60 win over Stony Brook Feb. 27, 2001 to even the series at four games apiece.
SB tips off conference action by hosting Hartford Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. For tickets, call (631) 632-WOLF or click here.