#Seawolves invade Tsongas Center Saturday at UMass Lowell
Feb. 14, 2014
Lowell, Mass. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team returns to action Saturday when it visits UMass Lowell for a 2 p.m. tip. The #Seawolves are coming off back-to-back home wins against Binghamton and New Hampshire last week.
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.
The #Seawolves' 17 wins are the 4th-most in D1 program history. #SeawolvesontheRise
Seawolves on the Rise
The Seawolves (17-7, 8-3 America East) notched their best record through 20 games in Division I program history (15-5) and have already passed their win total from last year's 14-win turnaround campaign. They posted school records of nine wins and a .692 winning percentage in regular-season non-conference play. Stony Brook's 17 wins rank fourth in its Division I history and are one shy of matching the 1999-00 and 2006-07 teams for second all-time. The Seawolves won 20 games in 2006-07.
Last Time Out
Junior forward Sabre Proctor recorded 21 points to lead Stony Book to a 76-63 win over New Hampshire Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium. Sophomore guard Miranda Jenkins scored a career-high 17 points, and freshman guard Kori Bayne-Walker chipped in 10 points. Senior guard Chikilra Goodman finished with eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds. The Seawolves used a 17-4 run midway through the second half to build a 57-40 lead after a pair of Proctor free throws at 8:54 and led by double digits the rest of the way en route to the important win.
Scouting the River Hawks
UMass Lowell (5-18, 4-8) has won its last two games, both at home. America East's newest member took down UMBC, 59-51, Saturday, Feb. 8 before beating Vermont, 87-71, Wednesday. The River Hawks lead the league in blocked shots (3.1), steals (10.8) and turnover margin (+2.96). Shannon Samuels and Jasmine McCroy pace the team in scoring at 13.6 and 13.3 points per game, respectively.
Series History vs. the River Hawks
Stony Brook claimed a dominant 86-63 win over UMass Lowell when the teams met for the first time since 1999 Jan. 18 at Pritchard. Sabre Proctor led all scorers with 20 points, and senior guard Teasha Harris matched a career-high 17 points. The River Hawks lead the all-time series, 6-3.
Kori Bayne-Walker picked up her second America East Rookie of the Week honor after scoring in double figures in both of Stony Brook's two wins against Binghamton and New Hampshire.
Stony Brook 2013-14 America East Weekly Accolades
Rookie of the Week.................Kori Bayne-Walker (2/10/14)
Stony Brook is back on the road to play UMBC Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Seawolves will then host their final two home games Saturday, Feb. 22 against Maine at 2 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 26 against Vermont at noon. Call (631) 632-WOLF for tickets for go to www.goseawolves.org/tickets.