#Seawolves look to rebound at St. Peter's Wednesday
Dec. 3, 2013
Jersey City, N.J. – Following a hard-fought loss to Army at home last week, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team will try to get back in the win column when it challenges St. Peter’s on the road Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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• Chikilra Goodman already has two 20+-point performances this season (24 vs. Army, 11/29, 22 at Bradley, 11/15).
Last Time Out
Senior guard Chikilra Goodman continued her strong play, pouring in a career-high 24 points to go along with seven rebounds and game-highs of two helpers and four steals, but Stony Brook (4-3) fell to Army, 75-67, Friday, Nov. 29 at Pritchard Gymnasium. Junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin tallied 14 points and six boards, while Brittany Snow recorded personal-bests of 11 rebounds and 38 minutes. Stony Brook trailed by just three with a little under 2:30 to play after Goodman nailed a triple, but Olivia Schretzman found an opening in the Seawolves defense less than a minute and scored a layup to seal the win for Army.
Scouting the Peacocks
St. Peter’s (0-5) is searching for its first win of the 2013-14 season after most recently being edged by Loyola (Md.), 66-65, at home Sunday. Guards Antonia Smith and Marcia Senatus tallied 24 points and 13 points, respectively, while forward Bridget Whitifield and guard Aziza May pulled down seven rebounds apiece. Smith is the team’s leading scorer and the only Peacock averaging in double-figures in scoring at 15.6 points per game. Kaydine Bent is the squad’s top rebounder at 6.2 rebounds per game and is second on the team in scoring at 9.6 points per game.
Series History vs. the Peacocks
The two teams met for the first time last season, when Stony Brook claimed a 63-41 victory at Pritchard Dec. 15, 2012. Chikilra Goodman recorded 13 points, seven boards and three assists in the win.
Senior guard Chikilra Goodman is 10th nationally in assist to turnover ratio (4.17) and 18th in steals (3.14) while topping the league in both categories. She leads the Seawolves and sits seventh in the America East in scoring average at 13.6 points per game. The senior guard has twice amassed 20 points (22 at Bradley, 11/15 and 24 vs. Army, 11/29).
The Seawolves are receiving votes in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major poll and were ninth in the most recent Newsday Women’s Basketball Metro poll.
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 have led six of their first seven 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.
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.
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 travels to Easton, Pa., for a Sunday matinee at Lafayette. Opening tip is slated for 2 p.m.