Women's hoops set for Saturday showdown at Vermont
Feb. 15, 2013
Burlington, Vt.— Fresh off a victory over Binghamton earlier in the week, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team travels north to take on Vermont in its second of two consecutive road games on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m.
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1. .@CoachOBoyle and the Seawolves have swept two AE foes (UNH + Bing) for the 1st time since 09-10. #seawolvesontherise #AEHoops
Last Time Out
Four Seawolves scored in double-figures, with junior guard Teasha Harris leading the way with 14 points, as Stony Brook (13-12, 5-7 AE) fought off a late surge by Binghamton (4-21, 3-9 AE) to earn a 60-57 road victory Wednesday in Vestal, N.Y. Jessica Previlon notched her seventh double-double of the season on 12 points and 10 rebounds to move into a tie with Boston University’s Rashidat Agboola for first in the America East in double-doubles this season. Chikilra Goodman and Brittany Snow chipped in 11 apiece, and Goodman tallied a game-high five assists. The Seawolves won the battle of the boards, 39-38. Kim Albrecht tallied a lay-up to bring the Bearcats within two, 59-57, with one tick left on the clock, but Previlon went 1-for-2 from the charity stripe and stifling defense prevented Binghamton from getting off a shot at the buzzer.
Scouting the Catamounts
Vermont (7-17, 4-7 AE) fell to Boston University, 56-47, Wednesday night at Patrick Gymnasium and is on a five-game losing streak. The Catamounts enter the matchup with a 1-14 record on the road but are 6-3 at home. Tierra Shumpert and Niki Taylor pace UVM with 8.2 and 8.1 points per game, respectively.
SBU downed Vermont, 68-52, on Jan. 19 at Pritchard Gymnasium. The two teams split the series last season, with both squads winning on the road. UVM holds a 14-9 advantage in the all-time series.
Century Mark Watch
Dani Klupenger became the fifth Seawolf to nail 100 career triples when she sank four 3’s against Hartford on Feb. 10. The senior needs one trey to move into sole possession of fourth-place on SBU’s all-time made 3-point field goals made ledger.
SBU All-Time 3-Point Field Goals Made
1. Myeema Ford, 2003-07...................................181
Opponents are shooting just 38.2 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 55.9 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 junior 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 12 occasions. The North Carolina A&T transfer, who netted a game-high 17 points against UNH, is fourth in the conference in free throw percentage, shooting 78.1 percent (57-for-73) from the charity stripe.
Seawolves on the Rise
Stony Brook has more than tripled its win total from last season and is currently averaging better than 10 points per game higher than it did last year (53.8 compared to 43.6) on an improved field goal percentage (38.3 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. 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 (+3.6) and rebounding defense (33.4). Jessica Previlon is third in the league in rebounding and offensive rebounds with 7.9 and 2.9 per game, respectively. Defensively, Goodman and Previlon are third and tied for fifth, respectively, with 5.4 and 5.0 boards per game.
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 7.9 rebounds per game while ranking second in scoring average with nine 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 88 assists this season and has led SBU in scoring five times. Goodman, a guard, has also scored in double-figures on 10 occasions, 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 regular-season sweeps of New Hampshire and Binghamton to mark the first time the Seawolves have won both games against two opponents since taking two from Maine and UMBC during the 2009-10 season.
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 5-7, 2-4 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 3.00 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.
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.
Get Your Red On Minute Returns for a Second Season
Each week, the Stony Brook Athletic Communications office and members of the journalism school produce a five-minute web show promoting SBU athletics. Hosted by senior and women’s basketball player Dani Klupenger, the show features a team or student-athlete each week and informs viewers of upcoming events. Watch the latest episode on GoSeawolves.org.
Stony Brook begins its final homestand of the season against UMBC Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. The game will be televised on Optimum Local 118, available to Optimum subscribers in Nassau and Suffolk counties. SBU professors will receive free admission with their ID card as part of the “Points for Professors” promotion, and free pizza will be provided to all fans. The Seawolves will host Maine on Senior Day on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m.