Women's hoops aims to stay hot vs. Fairleigh Dickinson
Dec. 11, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team will look to continue their stellar play on Tuesday when Fairleigh Dickinson comes to Pritchard Gym for a 7 p.m. tipoff. The Seawolves have won four of their last five games.
Last Time Out
The Seawolves (5-3) got 17 points and 12 rebounds from junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) to take down Fordham by a score of 58-46 on Saturday in the Bronx, N.Y. Goodman led three Stony Brook players in double figures, while the Seawolves defense held the Rams to just 33% shooting. The victory was Stony Brook's first over an Atlantic 10 opponent since a 58-56 win over No. 19 Temple on Dec. 7, 2005.
The Knights lost five of their first six games to open the season, but have since responded with consecutive wins over NJIT and St. Peter's to improve to 3-5. Danielle Pankey paces the team with 14.4 points per game, while Erika Livermore, the reigning NEC Player of the Week, is averaging a double-double at 13.6 points and 11.0 rebounds per contest.
Goodman was named the America East Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Seawolves to two wins last week. On Tuesday against Sacred Heart, Goodman scored 19 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to help the Seawolves secure a 51-46 win. Goodman then followed with another double-double against Fordham to finish the week averaging 18.0 points and 14.0 rebounds per game.
Stony Brook ranks 34th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing just 52.2 points per game. The Seawolves are 5-0 this season when allowing less than 60 points in a game.
Bossing the Boards
The Seawolves rank 16th in the nation and first in the America East in rebounding margin (+11.0) this year. Much of this success is due to the play of seniors Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Gerda Gatling (Woodbridge, Va.) as well as Goodman. Previlon averages 9.0 rebounds per game, which is the second highest mark in the America East. Gatling leads the conference with 4.0 offensive boards per game, while Goodman leads the conference with 8.0 defensive rebounds per game.
Sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) scored 13 points off the bench on Saturday at Fordham, marking the third game this season that Proctor has scored in double-figures off the bench. Proctor leads the team with 10.4 points per game and leads the America East with an 88% clip from the free throw line (22-for-25).