Women's hoops hits the road to face Fordham Saturday
Dec. 7, 2012
Bronx, N.Y. - Coming off a gritty five-point win over Sacred Heart on Tuesday, the Stony Brook women's basketball team will travel to the Bronx, N.Y. to face Fordham on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Last Time Out
The Seawolves (4-3) defeated Sacred Heart (4-4) by a 51-46 score on Tuesday at Pritchard Gym. Junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored 19 points and added 16 rebo, while sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) chipped in 15 points off the bench. Stony Brook held Sacred Heart to 29.5% shooting and outrebounded the Pioneers by a 50-29 margin.
The Rams enter Saturday with a 5-3 record with wins over Albany, Cornell, Delaware State, San Francisco and Manhattan. Fordham has lost two straight, however, including a 67-53 defeat at the hands of Yale on Tuesday. Two Fordham players average double-figure scoring, led by Marah Strickland's 13.6 points per game. Erin Rooney (12.9 points per game) is also a scoring threat, while Abigail Corning is the team's rebound leader at 6.4 boards per game.
Both Stony Brook and Fordham have been sound at the defensive end of the floor this season. The Seawolves are holding opponents to 53.1 points per game, while Fordham is limiting teams to just 50.5 points thus far.
Cleaning the Glass
Stony Brook has been dominant on the glass this season, outrebouding its opponents by an average of 41.4-29.9. The Seawolves’ +11.6 margin is tops in the America East this season.
Senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) leads the team with 9.6 rebounds per game, which is the best average in the America East. In addition, Previlon’s 6.1 defensive rebounds per game is also the best mark in the conference.
Sophomore Sabre Proctor hit 8-of-9 free throws against Sacred Heart on Tuesday to improve to 86.4% (19-of-22) at the line on the season, good for the top clip in the America East.