Women's hoops battles New Hampshire Saturday at Pritchard
Feb. 1, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team kicks off its February slate this Saturday, Feb. 2, against New Hampshire at 2 p.m. The Seawolves and staff will wear pink to raise women's cancer awareness as part of Play4Kay and encourage fans to do the same. Anyone wearing pink will receive free admission, and fans can also donate money at the game. SBU invites all women's basketball alumane and their families to a pregame reception for Alumnae Day.
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1. SBU encourages fans to join the team & coaches in wearing pink to raise breast cancer awareness. Fans in pink get in free! #Play4Kay
Last Time Out
Sabre Proctor paced Stony Brook (11-10, 3-5 AE) with nine points, while Brittany Snow chipped in seven and added five rebounds, but the Seawolves could not overcome first-place Albany in a 68-35 loss Wednesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium. Taesha Harris and Gerda Gatling each grabbed five boards, and Chikilra Goodman dished out five assists. Stony Brook took an early 3-0 lead and trailed by just one, 6-5, just over four minutes into the game, but the Great Danes turned on the jets from there to earn a win on the road.
Scouting the Wildcats
New Hampshire enters the game with at 8-12 overall and 3-5 in the America East having most recently defeated Maine, 61-54, at home Tuesday, Jan. 29. Sophomore forward Kaylee Kilpatrick and senior guard Cari Reed led all scorers with 16 points apiece. Reed paces the Wildcats with 13.1 points and 7.6 rebounds per game, while classmate Morgan Frame is second with 11.1 points and 7.2 boards per contest.
Stony Brook used a second half comeback to edge New Hampshire, 48-44, in Durham on Jan. 5. Chikilra Goodman scored 14 of her game-high 18 points in the second stanza. UNH holds a 17-10 advantage in the all-time series.
Century Mark Watch
Dani Klupenger needs just six 3-pointers to become the fifth Seawolf to make 100 or more 3's in her career. She has nailed four triples three times this season, most recently at Maine on Jan. 26.
SBU All-Time 3-Point Field Goals Made
Opponents are shooting just 37.4 percent from the field against Stony Brook, the third lowest percentage in the league. The Seawolves are fourth in the America East in scoring defense, giving up an average of just 55.7 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)
Averaging a team-high 10.5 points per game on 43.6 percent shooting, Sabre Proctor has provided a spark off the bench for Stony Brook this season. The junior, who has started only five games this year, has led the team in scoring in a Seawolf-best eight games, 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 is third in the conference in free throw percentage, shooting 82 percent (50-for-61) from the charity stripe.
Seawolves on the Rise
Stony Brook is currently averaging nearly 11 points per game higher than it did last year (54.1 compared to 43.6) and is shooting 38.6 percent from the field (up from 31.3 percent in 2011-12).
Stony Brook Starts Solid
Stony Brook's 11-8 record through its first 18 games matched its best start since 2005-06. The Seawolves' 3-3 beginning to conference play marked its best start since jetting off to a 5-1 record in 2006-07.
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.
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, are second in the conference in rebounding margin (+3.7) and rebounding defense (33.5). Jessica Previlon is third in the league in rebounding with 8.2 per game and is tied for third in offensive rebounds per contest (2.9). Defensively, Goodman and Previlon are fourth and fifth, respectively, with 5.4 and 5.3 boards per game.
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) will join SBU for the 2013-14 season. For more information, see the news release on GoSeawolves.org.
Stony Brook hits the road for a conference game against Boston University on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. and returns home Feb. 9 to take on Hartford at 4 p.m. during National Girls and Women in Sports Day. There will be a pregame Youth Sports Clinic for boys and girls ages 6-16. For more information, please email Andrea.Lebedinski@stonybrook.edu, or go to Goseawolves.org.