BU awaits women's hoops
Feb. 5, 2013
Boston, Mass. - After completing the season sweep of New Hampshire with a 60-47 win Saturday, Feb. 2 at home, the Stony Brook women's basketball team travels to Boston for a rematch with Boston University Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at Case Gymnasium.
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1. .@CoachOBoyle and the Seawolves have tripled their win total from last season #AEHoops
Last Time Out
Sabre Proctor led all scorers with 17 points, while Chikilra Goodman tallied 11 points, six rebounds and four assists to help Stony Brook (12-10, 4-5 AE) defeat New Hampshire (8-13, 3-6 AE) at Prichard Gym over the weekend. Jessica Previlon and Teasha Harris each netted nine points, and Previlon pulled down a team-high eight boards. SBU shot 56.7 percent from the field in the first half to jump out to a 37-26 lead at the break. UNH came back to pull within six late in the second half, but Goodman responded by stealing the ball and scoring a bucket in transition to halt the rally and secure the home win.
Scouting the Terriers
Boston University's (18-4, 8-1 AE) only loss in league play came at the hands of first-place Albany on Jan. 23. The Terriers edged Hartford at home, 42-40, on Saturday, Feb. 2. Chantell Alford, who paces BU with 16.9 points per game, netted a team-best 12 points against the Hawks. Rashidat Agboola leads the Terriers with a rebounding average of 9.0 and is second on the squad with 11.5 points per contest.
Most recently, Stony Brook outscored Boston University, 37-34, in the second half but ultimately fell, 72-61, in its conference opener on Jan. 2, 2013. The seventh-seeded Seawolves upset the second-seeded Terriers, 63-46, in the first round of the 2002 America East Championship. BU holds a 19-7 record in the all-time series.
Century Mark Watch
Dani Klupenger needs just five 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
1. Myeema Ford, 2003-07...................................181
Opponents are shooting just 37.3 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 55.3 points per game. SBU is 11-0 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
Averaging a team-high 10.8 points per game on 44.7 percent shooting, Sabre Proctor has provided a spark off the bench for Stony Brook this season. The junior, who has started only six games this year, has led the team in scoring in a Seawolf-best nine games, including a 25-point outburst against Iona on Dec. 30, and has reached double-digits in points on ten occasions. The North Carolina A&T transfer, who netted a game-high 17 points against UNH, is third in the conference in free throw percentage, shooting 80.3 percent (53-for-66) from the charity stripe.
Seawolves on the Rise
Stony Brook has tripled its win total from last season and is currently averaging nearly 11 points per game higher than it did last year (54.4 compared to 43.6) on an improved field goal percentage (38.9 percent in 2012-13 compared to 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 (+3.3) and rebounding defense (33.7). Jessica Previlon is second in the league in rebounding with 8.2 per game and is tied for third in offensive rebounds per contest (3.0). Defensively, Goodman and Previlon are third and fifth, respectively, with 5.5 and 5.2 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.
Jessica Previlon is tied with Boston University's Rashidat Agboola for first-place in the America East in double-doubles this season with six. The senior forward's most recent double-double came in Stony Brook's 68-52 victory against Vermont when she tallied 10 points and pulled down 10 boards. Previlon, who notched one double-double last season, paces SBU on the glass with 8.2 rebounds per game while ranking second in scoring average with 9.1 points per contest.
Chikilra Be Good
In her first season at Stony Brook, Chikilra Goodman has made an immediate impact. The junior transfer from Paris Junior College has dished out a team-best 74 assists this season and has led SBU in scoring five times. Goodman, a guard, has also scored in double-figures eight times and notched double-digit scoring in five straight games (18 at UNH, 1/5, 16 vs. Binghamton, 1/9, 11 at Hartford, 1/12, 11 vs. Vermont, 1/19 and 15 at UMBC, 1/23).
How Sweep It Is!
Stony Brook completed a regular-season sweep of New Hampshire with a 60-47 win at Pritchard on Saturday, Feb. 2. The Seawolves, who earned a hard-fought, 48-44 victory in Durham on Jan. 5, last swept an opponent during the 2010-11 season when they took two games from Maine.
Stony Brook has played well in the friendly confines of Pritchard Gymnasium this year. The Seawolves hold an 8-4 overall mark at home and are 3-2 in the America East compared to a 4-6, 1-3 AE record on the road.
Stony Brook returns to Pritchard on 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.