#Seawolves collide with SUNY rival Albany on Wolfie Bobblehead Night Thursday
Jan. 29, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. – Don’t miss your chance to get a limited edition bobblehead doll of the best mascot in college athletics, Wolfie Seawolf, when the Stony Brook women’s basketball team clashes with first-place Albany Thursday at 7 p.m. If students need even more incentive to watch the two top teams in the America East standings, the #Seawolves will give away a FREE iPad.
Stony Brook is on a five-game winning streak, its longest of the season, and holds its best record through 20 games in Division I school history. The Seawolves have matched the 2006-07 team for the program's fastest seven-game start to America East play and can pass last season’s conference win total with a win over the defending champions.
Below are notes in 140 characters or less about the Stony Brook women’s basketball team. Follow @SBAthletics and use #Seawolves when talking about Stony Brook Athletics. You can also follow head coach Beth O’Boyle @CoachOBoyle.
Last Time Out
Stony Brook (15-5, 6-1 America East) took a double-digit lead with one minute left in the first half on a triple by junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin and never looked back, claiming its fifth consecutive win with a 65-49 triumph at Maine Sunday. The victory secured the Seawolves’ best record through 20 games in Division I program history and its best start to league action since going 7-1 in 2006-07. Senior guard Chikilra Goodman stuffed the stat sheet with a team-high 12 points, six helpers, five boards and two steals, and junior forward Sabre Proctor finished with 11 points, all in the second half. Sophomore guard Miranda Jenkins and freshman guard Kori Bayne-Walker tallied 10 points apiece. Sophomore forward Brittany Snow led the game with eight rebounds.
Scouting the Great Danes
Picked to win the America East, the defending champion Albany (17-3, 7-0) has won its last 30 conference games dating back to the 2011-12 season after a 65-39 win over UMBC Tuesday. Forward Shereesha Richards leads the league in points (22.4) and rebounds (10.5) per game.
Series History vs. the Great Danes
This is the 47th meeting between the SUNY rivals. Albany leads the all-time series, 26-21, and has won the last seven games.
After leading the Seawolves to a 3-0 week with wins over UMBC, Vermont and Maine, senior guard Chikilra Goodman picked up America East Co-Player of the Week honors Monday. It was Goodman’s second career weekly award and first of the season.
Stony Brook 2013-14 America East Weekly Accolades
Co-Player of the Week.............Chikilra Goodman (1/27/14)
Seawolves on the Rise
The Seawolves have their best record through 20 games in program history (15-5) and have already passed their win total (15) from last year’s turnaround campaign. They posted school records of nine wins and a .692 winning percentage in regular-season non-conference play. Stony Brook is currently on a five-game winning streak, its longest since rattling off seven consecutive wins in 2006-07.
Stony Brook begins the second half of conference action when it plays at Hartford Sunday at 2 p.m.