No. 3 UNH awaits red-hot No. 2 #Seawolves in America East Semifinals Sunday
March 8, 2014
Albany, N.Y. – The surging No. 2 Stony Brook women’s basketball team will look to advance to its second America East Championship title game in program history when it plays No. 3 New Hampshire in a semifinal matchup Saturday at 1:15 p.m. on ESPN3.
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• The #Seawolves can tie the program’s all-time wins mark of 24 set in 1986-87.
Last Time Out
Stony Brook (23-7) scored 20 unanswered points in the first half to claim a 61-49 win over UMBC (4-25) Friday in the America East Quarterfinals. Junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin tallied 14 points, and Chikilra Goodman posted 12 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Scouting the Wildcats
New Hampshire (19-11) advanced following an 85-79 win over Vermont Friday. All-America East pick Kelsey Hogan and Corrine Coia lead the team in scoring at 12.6 and 12.0 points per game, respectively.
Series History vs. the Wildcats
The squads split the regular-season series, with each team winning at home. UNH ended Stony Brook’s season with a 49-46 win last year in the quarterfinals and holds a 19-11 lead in the all-time series.
America East Championship History
The Seawolves are 7-12 all-time in the America East Championship. Their win over UMBC Friday was their first in the tournament since March 3, 2011 vs. Maine in the play-in game.
Seawolves on the Rise
Stony Brook’s 23 wins are the most in its Division I history and are one shy of the all-time mark of 24 set in 1986-87.
Four #Seawolves Earn All-Conference Honors
Senior guard Chikilra Goodman was named America East Defensive Player of the Year, All-Defensive and first-team all-conference. Junior forward Sabre Proctor joined Goodman on the first team, and Kori Bayne-Walker and Brittany Snow were tabbed All-Rookie and All-Academic, respectively.
A win would pit Stony Brook against No. 1 Albany or No. 5 Hartford in the America East Championship finals.