#Seawolves open America East action against Hartford Wednesday at Pritchard
Jan. 7, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. -The Stony Brook women's basketball team, off to its best start in Division I program history, will tip off America East action by hosting Hartford Wednesday at 7 p.m. Fans who cannot make it to the game can watch it live for free on AmericaEast.TV, which is now available on mobile devices in addition to computers. It will also be the first #AEHoops Wednesday Showcase on CollegeInsider.com.
#Seawolves Basketball on CollegeInsider.com's #AEHoops Showcase
America East has partnered with CollegeInsider.com to bring live broadcasts of select men's and women's conference basketball games. The Seawolves will be featured twice, including the inaugural broadcast, throughout the months of January and February.
Wednesday, January 8: Hartford at Stony Brook
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Proctor has reached double figures in scoring in nine consecutive games. #Sabremetrics #Seawolves
Last Time Out
Sophomore forward Brittany Snow led the way with 15 points and a career-high three blocks--the most by a Seawolf this year--as Stony Brook outlasted Columbia, 57-54, on the road Sunday. The win gave the 9-4 Seawolves their highest regular-season non-conference winning percentage (.692) and win total since joining America East in 2001-02. Junior forward Sabre Proctor reached double figures in scoring for the ninth consecutive game with 14 points, while sophomore guard Miranda Jenkins did so for the first time in her career with 13 points to go along with six rebounds. Stony Brook took a 53-50 lead on a layup by Snow with about three minutes left and made enough free throws down the stretch to hold off the home team.
Scouting the Hawks
Hartford (4-10, 1-0 America East) concluded non-conference play with a 56-43 win over Dartmouth Saturday, Jan. 4. Junior guard and preseason All-America East selection Amber Bepko led the way for the Hawks on offense with a game-high 11 points and is second in scoring average at 8.4 points per game. Deanna Mayza paces the team in scoring with 8.6 points per game, while Cherelle Moore is averaging a team-best 5.6 boards per game. Opponents have outrebounded Hartford by an average of 8.6 rebounds per contest.
Series History vs. the Hawks
The Seawolves last took down Hartford with a 59-43 win Feb. 22, 2006 but have lost 17 straight games since. The Hawks hold a 22-6 all-time lead in the series.
Seawolves on the Rise
The Seawolves secured their best start in program history (7-3) with a win over Monmouth Dec. 21 and posted nine wins and a .692 winning percentage in regular-season non-conference play, both records for the program in its America East era. Stony Brook's four-game winning streak in December was its longest since claiming seven straight victories in 2006-07. The Seawolves ranked eighth in the most recent Newsday Metro Poll.
Stony Brook travels to New Hampshire for the first of two consecutive conference road trips Saturday. The game is set for 1 p.m.