Women's hoops kicks off road swing at Binghamton Wednesday
Feb. 12, 2013
Vestal, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team heads to Binghamton to play the first of two-straight road contests Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. The game will be televised in Central New York on Time Warner Cable Sports.
Last Time Out
Dani Klupenger became the fifth Seawolf to tally 100 career 3-pointers and led Stony Brook (12-12, 4-7 AE) with 12 points, but SBU fell to Hartford (16-8, 7-4 AE), 60-44, Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium. Jessica Previlon added 10 points and five boards, while Chikilra Goodman grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds. Stony Brook cut a 14-point deficit to seven on a lay-up by Sabre Proctor with 12:59 remaining in the game, but the Hawks responded with a 12-5 run over the next seven minutes of play to go ahead by 18 and ice the win.
Scouting the Bearcats
Binghamton (4-20, 3-8 AE) enters the matchup on a three-game skid, having most recently lost to Boston University (20-4, 10-1 AE), 73-51, at home on Saturday, Feb. 9. Sophomore forward Sherae Swinson paced the Bearcats with nine points and currently leads the squad with 10.6 points per contest. Jasbriell Swain is Binghamton's biggest threat on the glass, pulling down an average of 7.4 boards per contest. Opponents are outscoring the Bearcats, 62.1-49.8.
Stony Brook most recently routed Binghamton, 56-34, at Pritchard Gymnasium on Jan. 9. The Bearcats hold a 20-13 advantage in the all-time series, but the two teams have split the last eight evenly.
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Century Mark Club
After hitting four triples against Hartford on Feb. 10, Dani Klupenger became just the fifth Seawolf to sink 100 treys in her career. She is two 3-pointers away from tying Theresa LoParrino for fourth all-time in career 3's made. The senior has now hit four shots from behind the arc in five games this season.
SBU All-Time 3-Point Field Goals Made
1. Myeema Ford, 2003-07...................................181
Opponents are shooting just 38 percent from the field against Stony Brook, the third lowest percentage in the league. The Seawolves are fourth in the America East and 60th nationally in scoring defense, giving up an average of just 55.9 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 been an immediate contributor in her first season for Stony Brook. The sophomore, who has started four games in a row after starting just four of SBU's first 19 contests, has led the team in scoring a Seawolf-best ten times, including a 25-point outburst against Iona on Dec. 30, and has reached double-digits in points on 14 occasions. The North Carolina A&T transfer, who is ninth in the league in field goal percentage, is fourth in the conference in free throw percentage, shooting 77.8 percent (56-for-72) from the charity stripe.
Seawolves on the Rise
Stony Brook's 12 wins are the most for the program since 2006-07 and triple its win total from last season. SBU is currently averaging nearly 11 points per game higher than it did last year (54 compared to 43.6) on an improved field goal percentage (38.6 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 19 games matched its best start since 2005-06.
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 (33.2). SBU's rebounding margin ranks 83rd nationally. Jessica Previlon is third in the league in rebounding with 7.8 per game and fourth in offensive rebounds with 2.8 per contest. Defensively, Goodman and Previlon are third and tied for fifth, respectively, with 5.4 and five boards per game.
Five Future Seawolves Ink NLIs
The Stony Brook women's basketball program and head coach Beth O'Boyle have announced the signings 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 second 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 7.8 rebounds per game while ranking third in scoring average with 8.8 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 83 assists this season and has led SBU in scoring five times. Goodman, a guard, has also scored in double-figures nine times, including a five-game stretch in January (18 at UNH, 1/5, 16 vs. Binghamton, 1/9, 11 at Hartford, 1/12, 11 vs. Vermont, 1/19 and 15 vs. 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 8-5 overall mark at home and are 3-3 in the America East compared to a 4-7, 1-4 AE record on the road.
12 members of the Stony Brook women's basketball team earned a 3.0 cum grade-point average (GPA) or higher for the fall semester. Fall student-athletes in Seawolves Country also performed well in the class room, with 51 garnering America East Fall Honor Roll accolades. To be eligible for the distinction, a student-athlete must achieve a semester grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Of the 51 student-athletes, 21 were also named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll, which requires a student-athlete to earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher.
SBU heads north to face Vermont on Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. before returning to Pritchard for its final two regular season home games, beginning with a televised matchup with UMBC on Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. The Wednesday matinee will air on Optimum 118, which is available to Optimum customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties on channel 118. The Seawolves host Maine on Senior Day Feb. 23 at 4 p.m.