Jan. 22, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. -
The Stony Brook women's basketball team faces UMBC in a road contest that will air live nationally Wednesday, Jan. 23 at noon on ESPN3.com with LaChina Robinson and Leah Secondo on the call.
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1. Sabre Proctor has led SBU in scoring 7 times this season despite only starting 4 times. #Seawolves6thwoman #SabreMetrics
2. At 3-2, @Coachoboyle & SB WBB are off to their best start in @AmericaEast play since going 4-1 in `06-07. #seawolvesontherise #AEHoops
3. Dani Klupenger is 12 3 pt. FGs. away from becoming the 5th Seawolf to make 100 career triples. #danifor3 #AEHoops
4. Jessica Previlon has notched a Seawolf-best 6 double-doubles this season. #AEHoops
5. Chiklira Goodman has scored in double figures for four-straight games #AEHoops #chikilrabegood
Last Time Out
Scouting the Retrievers
SBU vs. Vermont Postgame Video Highlights
Stony Brook (11-7, 3-2 AE) began the second half with 14 unanswered points to take a commanding 46-27 lead against Vermont (6-12, 3-2 AE) Saturday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium. Vermont rallied to get within four with 4:07 to play, but Stony Brook went on a 13-0 run to regain control and earn its third conference win, 68-53. Brittany Snow and Sabre Proctor each scored 16 points and grabbed five boards. The point total established a new career-best for Snow, a freshman. Jessica Previlon notched her sixth double-double of the season on 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Chikilra Goodman tallied 11 points and dished out four assists to round out a balanced scoring effort by the Seawolves' offense.
UMBC (5-13, 1-4 AE) enters the contest on a three-game skid after most recently falling to Hartford, 51-44, and playing its starting lineup all 40 minutes on the road Wednesday afternoon. Brittany Cromwell paced the Retrievers with 18 points, while Dana Lewis tallied five rebounds. Cromwell leads active players with 11.5 points per game and is tied with Ashley Lambert for a team-best 4.6 rebounds per contest. Raven Harris has dished out a Retriever-best 55 assists this season.
The series is tied at 10-all with Stony Brook holding a 5-4 advantage at UMBC. The Retrievers took both contests last season and have won five consecutive games against the Seawolves.
Watch the Seawolves
In addition to today's matchup with UMBC airing live nationally on ESPN3, the entire 2013 America East tournament will be streamed live on ESPN3. Optimum Local, which is available on Channel 118 for Optimum subscribers in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, has picked up two women's basketball games for the 2013 season, Jan. 9 against Binghamton and Feb. 20 against UMBC at 1 p.m. A live stream of every SBU home game is available on GoSeawolves.org.
Seawolves on the Rise
At 11-7 overall, the Seawolves have matched their best start since 2005-06 and have already surpassed their win total from last season's 4-26 campaign. SBU's 3-2 mark in conference play marks its best start since jetting off to a 4-1 record in 2006-07 and matches the 3-2 start of 2005-06. Stony Brook is currently nearly 12 points per game higher than it did last year (55.1 compared to 43.6) and is shooting 39.8 percent from the field (up from 31.3 percent in 2011-12). The Seawolves are hitting an improved 28.9 percent of their shots from behind the arc this year after posting a 26.1 percent clip last season.
Stony Brook ranks third in the America East and 34th nationally in scoring defense, giving up an average of just 53.6 points per game. SBU is 10-0 when allowing less than 54 points.
Landers at the Line
Captain Sam Landers currently ranks second all-time at SBU in free throw percentage (minimum of 100 attempts) with a 76.6 percent clip (108-for-141). She is a perfect 6-for-6 from the line this year.
SBU All-Time Free Throw Percentage (Min. 100 attempts)
1. Jill Cook, 1988-90............................................(.791) 102-129
2. Sam Landers, 2009-Present...........................(.766) 108-141
3. Theresa LoParrino, 2000-04...........................(.760) 266-350
Averaging 10.7 points per game on 45.9 percent shooting, Sabre Proctor has provided a spark off the bench for Stony Brook this season. The junior, who has started only four games this year, has led the team in a Seawolf-best scoring seven times, including a 25-point outburst against Iona on Dec. 30, and has reached double digits in points on nine occasions. The North Carolina A&T transfer, who tied for an SBU-best 16 points on Saturday, is also shooting a league-leading 84.5 percent (49-of-58) from the free throw line.
Century Mark Watch
Dani Klupenger needs just 12 three-pointers to become the fifth Seawolf to make 100 or more 3's in her career. The senior has just two baskets inside the arc this season.
SBU All-Time Three Point Field Goals Made
1. Myeema Ford, 2003-07...................................181
2. Donna Fennessy, 1994-98..............................170
3. Kelly Watson, 2003-07....................................123
4. Theresa LoParrino, 2000-04...........................102
5. Dani Klupenger, 2009-Present.........................88
Two Seawolves have picked up America East weekly awards this season. Most recently, Chikilra Goodman nabbed Player of the Week honors after averaging 18 points and 14 boards in wins over Sacred Heart and Fordham Dec. 4 and Dec. 8, respectively. Brittany Snow was selected Rookie of the Week for her 12-point effort against Morgan State in her collegiate debut Nov. 18.
Player of the Week.......... Chikilra Goodman (12/10/12)
Rookie of the Week................ Brittany Snow (11/19/12)
Rebound that Ball
Stony Brook has fared well in the battle of the boards this season, particularly on the defensive end. The Seawolves, who have not finished the year with a positive rebounding margin since 2006-07, rank 50th in the country and second in the conference in rebounding margin (+5.8) and second in the America East in rebounding defense (32.2). Jessica Previlon is fourth in the conference in offensive rebounds per game (2.9). Defensively, Previlon and Goodman are third and fourth, respectively, in the America East with 5.8 rebounds per contest.
Five Future Seawolves Ink NLIs
The Stony Brook women's basketball program and head coach Beth O'Boyle have announced the signing of five players to National Letters of Intent. Jasmine Bailey (forward/center, St. John's College High School), Kori Bayne-Walker (guard, Gates Chili High School), Kristie Constantino (guard, Archbishop Carroll High School), Angelica Hauer (center, Seton Catholic Central High School) and Elizabeth Manner (forward, Oakton High School) for the 2013-14 season. For more information, please see the news release on GoSeawolves.org.
Stony Brook travels to Maine for a conference match-up with the Black Bears Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. before returning to Pritchard for a two-game stint at home Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 2nd at 2 p.m.