Countdown to #Seawolves Tip-Off: Sabremetrics
Oct. 26, 2013
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Stony Brook, N.Y. - While defense has been a true hallmark of the Stony Brook women's basketball team since head coach Beth O'Boyle arrived in 2011, the offense began to take shape last season as well.
Led by junior Sabre Proctor (pronounced SUH-bree), the league's top returning scorer and a 2012-13 third-team all-conference honoree, the Seawolves averaged 53 points per game last season, a huge jump from 2011-12 when they averaged 43.3 points per contest. The squad's field goal percentage also improved from 31.3-percent in 2011-12 to 37.2-percent in 2012-13.
Stony Brook got it done on the offensive glass, particularly during conference play when it pulled down a league-leading 13.9 offensive rebounds per game. Overall, the Seawolves averaged 13.7 offensive boards per contest, the third-most in the America East.
With three of its top five scorers in Proctor (10.9 PPG), senior Chikilra Goodman (8.6 PPG) and sophomore Brittany Snow (6.8 PPG) back on the court, Stony Brook's offense is poised to continue to get better this season.
Proctor, a 2013-14 preseason all-conference selection, shot an efficient 78.4-percent (76-for-97) from the charity stripe and 43-percent (116-for-270) from the field, numbers that ranked third and 10th in the league, respectively.
Goodman dished 101 assists in her first season with the team, the 10th-most in Stony Brook single-season history, and finished fourth in the America East with 3.6 helpers per contest. Just a freshman, Snow averaged 6.8 points per game and made 26 starts last season on her way to America East All-Rookie status.
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