#Seawolves turn the page to Hartford Sunday
Feb. 1, 2014
West Hartford, Conn. – After a tough loss to Albany Thursday night, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team will look to improve to 6-0 after losses this season when it visits Hartford Sunday at 2 p.m.
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• The #Seawolves beat Hartford for the first time since `06 Jan. 8. #AEHoops
Last Time Out
Stony Brook (15-6, 6-2 America East) gave two-time defending champion Albany all that it could handle but came up short in a 66-51 defeat Thursday night at Pritchard Gymnasium. Senior guard Chikilra Goodman recorded a double-double on 17 points and 11 boards, and sophomore forward Brittany Snow chipped in 10 points. The Seawolves became the first America East team to lead Albany at the break, taking a 22-14 advantage into the locker room. The Great Danes opened the second half on a 17-7 run for their first lead since the opening minute, 31-29, with 11:57 on the clock after back-to-back Megan Craig baskets. The Seawolves were within six, 50-44, when Goodman nailed a triple with 3:05 remaining, but Albany outscored Stony Brook, 16-6, down the stretch.
Scouting the Hawks
After opening conference play with a 1-3 mark, Hartford (8-13, 5-3) claimed its fourth consecutive win, 64-51, at Vermont Wednesday night. Cherelle Moore leads the Hawks in scoring and rebounding at 10.3 points and 6.2 boards per game.
Series History vs. the Hawks
Stony Brook took down Hartford for the first time since 2006 with a 61-57 come-from-behind win Jan. 8. The win snapped a 17-game losing streak against the Hawks. The Seawolves have only swept Hartford in the regular season once (2002-03) and have not won on the road since Feb. 14, 2004, a 64-61 victory.
Goodman on Dawn Staley Award Watch List
Chikilra Goodman has been named to the Dawn Staley Award Watch List. Named for the legendary guard, the Dawn Staley Award annually honors the top guard in Division I women’s college basketball.
Stony Brook hosts Binghamton on Play4Kay/Battle of the UGCs Night Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. All fans wearing pink to support women’s cancer awareness will receive free admission and students can earn points for their undergraduate colleges in the Battle of the UGCs by swiping their ID cards at the entrance. Stony Brook will raffle off another FREE iPad.