#Seawolves meet Morgan State in return to Pritchard Monday
Nov. 24, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. – Stony Brook returns to Pritchard Gymnasium for the first time in more than two weeks for a matchup with Morgan State Monday at 7 p.m.
In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, head coach Beth O’Boyle will give thanks to the students by giving out free pizza, and all people donating food will receive a free ticket to a future women’s basketball game.
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• The #Seawolves are looking to avenge a 66-63 overtime setback last season. They hold a 3-1 lead in the series.
Last Time Out
Junior Sabre Proctor led all scorers with a season-high 24 points, while classmate Jessica Ogunnorin registered a double-double on 14 points and a game-best 10 boards as the Stony Brook women’s basketball team topped Fairleigh Dickinson, 68-58, Thursday, Nov. 21 at Stratis Arena. Senior Chikilra Goodman had 12 points and a game-high six helpers, and sophomore Brittany Snow tallied 10 points to round out a balanced offensive effort for Stony Brook (3-2). The Seawolves continued to dominate the offensive glass, leading FDU, 12-2, in offensive rebounds. The game was close throughout, but Goodman found Ogunnorin for a triple with just over one minute to play to give Stony Brook a 63-54 advantage that was large enough to secure the victory.
Scouting the Lady Bears
Morgan State (1-2) won its first game of the season, 90-55, against Wesley Wednesday, Nov. 20. Junior Tracey Carrington is off to a hot start, averaging 26.5 points per contest on 42 percent shooting (27-for-63). The guard recorded team-highs of 30 points and eight rebounds in the win over Wesley.
Series History vs. the Lady Bears
Stony Brook is 3-1 all-time against the Lady Bears but lost last year, 66-63, in its first road game at Morgan State despite a career-high 13 points from guard Natalie Myers. The Seawolves used a 25-11 run to force overtime, when the Lady Bears used a late 3-pointer to secure the win.
Rebound That Ball
The Seawolves have led every opponent in offensive rebounds, and pulled down a stellar 21 offensive boards in their opener against NJIT Nov. 8.
Let It Snow
After scoring a combined four points in SB’s first two contests, sophomore forward Brittany Snow broke through with 30 points to go along with a career-high nine boards at Bradley Nov. 15. She became the first Seawolf to reach 30 points since Mykema Ford recorded 32 against Boston University in 2007, lifting Stony Brook to an 83-79 win over a Braves squad that entered the contest receiving votes in the CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25 Poll.
The Seawolves received two votes in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll, released Nov. 19, and ranked 10th in the Newsday Women’s Basketball Metro Poll.
Light ‘Em Up
The Seawolves hit the 80-point mark for the first time in the Beth O’Boyle-era in their 83-79 victory at Bradley Nov. 15. Stony Brook posted 81 points against Nicholls State Nov. 24, 2010.
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).
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, has been named to the preseason all-conference team. Proctor averaged a team-best 10.9 points per game and 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 and third-team all-conference honoree, junior forward Sabre Proctor.
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.
Jasmine Bailey (Fr., 6-0, F) .........District of Columbia/St. John’s College HS
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 will entertain Army Friday at 2 p.m.