Double-doubles land Goodman AE Player of the Week honors

Junior Chikilra Goodman

Dec. 10, 2012

Cambridge, Mass. - Junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) of the Stony Brook women's basketball team was named the America East Player of the Week, as announced by the conference Monday. Goodman averaged 18 points and 14 rebounds in wins over Sacred Heart and Fordham last week.

In Tuesday's 51-46 victory over Sacred Heart, Goodman set new career highs with 19 points (8-for-10 FG) and 16 rebounds, becoming the first SBU player to record 16 boards in a game since Kirsten Jeter in 2010.

Goodman followed the effort with another double-double on Saturday at Fordham, compiling 17 points and 12 boards in a 58-46 win. The Philadelphia, Pa. native also added four assists and four steals as Stony Brook picked up its first win over an Atlantic 10 opponent since a 58-56 win over No. 19 Temple on Dec. 7, 2005.

Through eight games, Goodman ranks first in the America East in defensive rebounding (8.0), third in total rebounding (8.7), fourth in assists (3.8) and third in steals (3.0).

As a team, Stony Brook leads the conference with a +11.0 rebounding margin, which is also good for the 16th-best mark in the nation. The Seawolves are second in the America East in scoring defense, surrendering just 52.2 points per game, which ranks 34th nationally.

The Seawolves have won four of their last five games and will look to continue their stellar play at home vs. Fairleigh Dickinson on Tuesday at 7 p.m.