#Seawolves welcome Boys & Girls Club, Army Friday
Nov. 27, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - After a dominating 79-55 win over Morgan State that saw three players score in double-figures, the Stony Brook women's basketball team stays at Pritchard to play Army Friday, Nov. 29 at 2 p.m.
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Proctor tied a single-game SB mark for best FT % (MIN. 10 ATT) by going 10-for-10 from the line vs. MSU #Sabremetrics #Seawolves
Last Time Out
For the second consecutive game, junior Sabre Proctor led all scorers, thi s time posting 17 points to propell Stony Brook (4-2) to a dominant 79-55 win over Morgan State Monday night at Pritchard Gymnasium. Proctor went 10-for-10 from the line, matching a school single-game record for best free throw percentage on a minimum of 10 attempts. Junior Jessica Ogunnorin had 14 points and six rebounds, while senior Chikilra Goodman tallied 10 points and game-highs of eight rebounds, five assists and three steals in yet another all-around effort for the guard. Redshirt sophomore Miranda Jenkins continued to show promise, pitching in a career-high nine points and three steals, and Brittany Snow had eight points and six rebounds. The Seawolves trailed by four, 16-12, midway through the first half but used a 16-0 run capped by a Goodman layup to go in front by 12 and continued on for the win. Stony Brook tallied 28 points off Morgan State turnovers and held a 43-35 advantage on the glass.
Scouting the Black Knights
Senior guard Jen Hazlet recorded a last-second tip-in off a Kelsey Minato miss to lift Army (4-1) to a home win against Brown, 67-65, and extend its winning streak to four consecutive games Saturday. Sophomore guard Kelsey Minato is averaging a team-best 18 points per game, while Hazlett is averaging 10 points per contest. Junior forward Olivia Schretzman leads the squad in rebounding at 10.3 boards per game.
Series History vs. the Black Knights
This is the fourth meeting between the two teams and first in exactly 13 years. The Seawolves topped Army, 59-53, Nov. 29, 2000 and lead the all-time series, 2-1.
By sinking all 10 of her free throws Nov. 25 against Morgan State, Sabre Proctor tied Theresa LoParrino (14-for-14 vs. La.-Lafayette, Dec. 2, 2000), Mykeema Ford (11-for-11 at Maine, Jan. 17, 2007) and Beth Grys (10-for-10 vs. Southampton, Dec. 30, 1997) for Stony Brook's single-game free throw percentage record. She also became the first AE player to go at least 10-for-10 from the line since Vermont's May Kotsopoulos (13-for-13) on Feb. 10, 2010.
Rebound That Ball
The Seawolves led their first five opponents 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 Mykeema Ford recorded 32 against Boston University in 2007.
The Seawolves received two votes in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll, released Nov. 19, and rank 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. In the backcourt, the Seawolves add freshmen Kori Bayne-Walker and Kristie Costantino and transfers junior Jessica Ogunnorin and sophomore Christa Scognamiglio. Freshmen Jasmine Bailey, Elizabeth Manner and Angelica Hauer are Stony Brook's newest 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 plays at St. Peter's Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.