Women's hoops closes out non-conference slate vs. Iona
Dec. 28, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team will close out the 2012 year with its final non-conference game of the season on Sunday against Iona. Tipoff from Pritchard Gym is set for 2 p.m.
Last Time Out
Stony Brook fell to Rutgers on Dec. 21 by a 72-44 score in Piscataway, N.J. The Seawolves (7-5) trailed by just seven early in the second half, before the Scarlet Knights pulled away courtesy of an aggressive full-court press that helped force the Seawolves into 28 turnovers. Junior Teasha Harris (Bloomington, Ill.) led SBU with 11 points, her second straight game in double-figures.
The Gaels enter Sunday's game with a 5-5 record. Like Stony Brook, Iona also beat Navy for its first win of the season and has since defeated Long Beach State, Wagner, Columbia and Colgate. Iona has also faced two ranked opponents in No. 3 Duke (100-31 loss) and No. 18 St. John's (71-55 loss). Damika Martinez leads the team with 17.7 points per game, while Joy Adams averages a double-double with 11.6 points and 10.2 rebounds per contest.
Stony Brook and Iona have met six times in the past and both teams have won three games. Most recently, the Gaels rallied to beat the Seawolves, 52-48, last year in New Rochelle, N.Y. Stony Brook held Iona to just seven points in the first half, but the Gaels responded with 45 in the second stanza to earn the victory.
Through 12 games, the Seawolves have seven players averaging more than 20 minutes per contest. In addition, 10 players are averaging over 10 minutes of action per game.
Senior Dani Klupenger (Aurora, Ore.) has been hot from downtown over the last three games, hitting 11-of-20 three's (55%) during that span. Fifteen of Klupenger's 16 field goals this year have come from behind the arc.
The Seawolves lead the America East with 30.0 defensive rebounds per game. Junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) tops the conference with 6.3 defensive boards per contest.