Women's hoops welcomes UMBC for televised matchup
Feb. 19, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team begins its final homestand of the season against UMBC in a Wednesday matinee Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. The game will air in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Optimum Local 118.
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1. .@CoachOBoyle and the Seawolves are looking to avenge a loss to UMBC earlier in the season in Maryland. #AEHoops
Last Time Out
Down 12 with less than three minutes to play, Stony Brook (13-13, 5-8 AE) went on a 10-1 run to mount a gutsy comeback at Vermont (8-17, 5-7 AE), but fell, 46-43, at Patrick Gymnasium. Jessica Previlon notched her league-leading eighth double-double of the season on game-highs of 12 points and 11 rebounds. Brittany Snow chipped in 10 points, while Chikilra Goodman pulled down 10 boards.
Scouting the Retrievers
UMBC (9-16, 5-7 AE) has not won a conference road game all season but most recently claimed victories in back-to-back home contests against Vermont and UNH on Feb. 9 and 13, respectively. Brittany Crowell has started all 25 games for the Retrievers and leads active players in scoring average with 12.3 points per contests, while Raven Harris is second with 11.8 points per game. Kristin Coles paces UMBC on the glass with 5.9 rebounds per contest.
The two squads squared off on Jan. 23 in a game streamed live on ESPN3, and UMBC came away with a 70-59 home victory. UMBC holds a slight 11-10 edge in the all-time series.
Century Mark Club
Dani Klupenger became the fifth Seawolf to nail 100 career triples when she sank four 3's against Hartford on Feb. 10. The senior then moved into sole possession of fourth all-time at SBU in made treys with 103 against Vermont on Feb. 16.
SBU All-Time 3-Point Field Goals Made
1. Myeema Ford, 2003-07...................................181
Opponents are shooting just 37.7 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 55.5 points per game. SBU is 11-1 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 10.4 points per game on 43.9 percent shooting, Sabre Proctor has been an immediate contributor in her first season for Stony Brook. The sophomore 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 77.3 percent (58-for-75) from the charity stripe.
Jessica Previlon leads the America East with eight double-doubles this season. The senior forward tallied back-to-back double-doubles at Binghamton and Vermont. 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 year 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).
Seawolves on the Rise
Stony Brook has notched its most wins in a season since posting 18 victories in 2006-07 and is currently averaging almost 10 points per game higher than it did last year (53.4 compared to 43.6) on an improved field goal percentage (37.8 percent in 2012-13 compared to 31.3 percent in 2011-12).
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 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 fastest 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.
Player of the Week................... Chikilra Goodman (12/10/12)
Rookie of the Week.......................... Brittany Snow (11/19/12)
Rebound that Ball
Stony Brook has fared well in the battle of the boards this season. The Seawolves, who have not finished the year with a positive rebounding margin since 2006-07, are second in the conference in rebounding margin (+3.5) and rebounding defense (33.9). Jessica Previlon is third in the league in rebounding and fifth offensive rebounds with 8.0 and 2.9 per game, respectively. Defensively, Goodman and Previlon are third and tied for fifth, respectively, with 5.4 and 5.2 boards per game.
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 5-8, 2-5 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.
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.
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.
Stony Brook plays its last home game of the year against Maine Saturday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. The Seawolves will host a Senior Day ceremony prior to the matchup honoring their six seniors, Taylor Burner, Amanda Corona, Gerda Gatling Dani Klupenger, Sam Landers and Jessica Previlon. Members of the Boys & Girls Club wearing their jerseys may enter for free and are invited to attend the free clinic Feb. 24 from 11-12:30 p.m.