#Seawolves meet Iowa at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Sunday
Nov. 16, 2013
Iowa City, Iowa - After an impressive win over Bradley Friday, the Stony Brook women's basketball team concludes its Midwest trip Sunday at Iowa, one of four team's on the #Seawolves 2013-14 slate that played in either the NCAA Tournament or WNIT last season. Opening tip is slated for 2 p.m. at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The game will air live on the Big Ten Digital network, and audio can be heard on GoSeawolves.org with Jacob Wilkins on the call.
Last Time Out
Sophomore forward Brittany Snow broke through for career-highs of 30 points and nine rebounds as Stony Brook (2-1) took down Bradley, 83-79, Friday night at Carver Arena. The Braves received votes in the most recent CollegeInsider.com Mid Major poll. Snow became the first Seawolf to record 30 points in a single contest since Mykema Ford dropped 32 on Boston University Jan. 10, 2007. Chikilra Goodman turned in another stellar performance, recording a personal-best 22 points to go along with four assists and three steals. Stony Brook trailed, 13-0, in the early going but led by as many as 15 in the second half and fended off a late Bradley run for the win.
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• Snow became the 1st Seawolf to score 30 pts. since 2007 (Ford, 32) as the #Seawolves beat Bradley, 83-79, Fri. #LetItSnow
The Midwest trip will be a homecoming for senior guard Teasha Harris, who grew up in Bloomington, Ill., and played for Kirkwood Community College in Iowa before transferring to Stony Brook last season.
Scouting the Hawkeyes
Iowa (3-0) received votes in both the AP and Coaches' polls and is coming off a 76-38 drubbing of Arkansas Pine-Bluff Thursday night. It was the fewest surrendered by an Iowa women's basketball team since it beat Michigan, 53-36, Dec. 30, 1994. Juniors Bethany Doolittle and Melissa Dixon paced the Hawkeyes, who qualified for the 2013 WNIT, with game-highs of 17 points apiece. Freshman guard Ally Disterhoft recorded 12 points to go along with nine rebounds and four assists. Doolittle leads the Big Ten team in scoring with 15.7 points per game, while Samantha Logic and Disterhoft are averaging 14.7 and 12.7 points per game, respectively. Sophomore guard Kali Peschel is the squad's top rebounder at 10 boards per contest.
Series History vs. the Hawkeyes
This is the first meeting between the two teams.
Opening Night Done Right
Stony Brook's 50-44 win over NJIT at a sold-out Pritchard Gymnasium Nov. 8 was its first victory in a season opener since 2010-11 (Troy) and first in a home opener since 2007-08 (Iona).
Rebound That Ball
Stony Brook won the battle of the offensive boards in its first three games. The Seawolves pulled down an incredible 21 offensive rebounds against NJIT compared to just six for the Highlanders. They then led Navy in the category, 14-11, and Bradley, 14-7.
Stony Brook has been picked third in the America East preseason coaches' poll. It is the second highest preseason spot in program history for the Seawolves, who were chosen second in 2006-07, and their best since being slotted fourth in 2010-11.
Sabre Proctor Named Preseason All-America East
The league's leading returning scorer, Sabre Proctor, was named to the preseason all-conference team Oct. 15. Proctor averaged a team-best 10.9 points per game and was 10th in the America East in field goal percentage at 43-percent (116-for-270) and third in free throw percentage at 78.4-percent (76-for-97). Proctor is the first preseason all-conference pick for Stony Brook since Kirsten Jeter in 2010-11.
The Seawolves welcome back eight letterwinners and two starters from last season, including 2012-13 All-Rookie selection and forward Brittany Snow, who saw time in all 30 games and made 26 starts. Sabre Proctor, a third-team all-conference honoree last season, also makes her way back to the court for her junior year.
Head coach Beth O'Boyle has brought in a seven-player recruiting class that consists of five freshmen and two transfers as she continues to build a program. Stony Brook adds guards in freshmen Kori Bayne-Walker and Kristie Costantino and transfer Jessica Ogunnorin and Christa Scognamiglio. Freshmen Jasmine Bailey, Angeiica Hauer and Elizabeth Manner are the newest Seawolves' forwards.
What a Turnaround
The Stony Brook women's basketball team produced the seventh-best turnaround in the country in 2012-13 with a 10-win improvement from 2011-12. Picked to finish ninth in the America East preseason coaches' poll, the Seawolves won 14 games and earned a No. 4 seed into the conference championship. The 14 wins were the most for the program since 2006-07, while the seed was its highest since 2010-11.
The Seawolves are set to move into Stony Brook Arena, Long Island's newest destination for athletics and entertainment, in 2014-15. The arena, which is currently undergoing a $21.1 million renovation, will be a state-of-the-art facility that will include four luxury suites, two video boards and a capacity of more than 4,000. For more on the project, visit www.StonyBrookArena.com, and be sure to use #StonyBrookArena when talking about the future home of Stony Brook basketball.
Stony Brook finishes up its four-game road swing with a daytrip to New Jersey, where it will square off with Farleigh Dickinson Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.