Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Women's Basketball falls to Albany, 67-55

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Kirsten Jeter (Elmont, N.Y.) scored a game-high 23 points but the Albany Great Danes used a 22-3 second-half run to defeat the Stony Brook University women's basketball team, 67-55, on Tuesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium.
Jeter shot 9-for-16 from the field and was named Stony Brook's America East Player of the Game. The Seawolves (3-14, 0-5 AE) shot over 40 percent for the first time in 12 games but turned the ball over a season-high 28 times. Felicia Johnson led four Albany players in double-figures with 16 points. Ebone Henry added 14 points and 10 rebounds and was named the America East Player of the Game for the Great Danes.
Playing just its second home game since Dec. 5, Stony Brook jumped to a quick lead, scoring seven of the first nine points. Albany (11-7, 4-1 AE) scored the next five points to tie it but the Seawolves answered with an 8-1 run capped by back-to-back jumpers from junior Destiny Jacobs (Glen Burnie, Md.).
But the Great Danes again rallied back, going on a 13-2 run to take a 21-17 advantage with 7:30 left in the first half. Jeter ended the run with a short jumper and sophomore Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) then scored a fast-break hoop off a steal from junior Tamiel Murray (Teaneck, N.J.) to tie the game.
Albany scored the next four points before a three from Jeter and an easy lay-up from sophomore Taylor Burner (Port Jefferson, N.Y.) gave Stony Brook a 27-26 lead with two and a half minutes left. But Johnson banked in a three with just over a minute left to send the teams into the break tied at 30.

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Stony Brook scored the first five points of the second half but the Great Danes once again had an answer, going on an 8-0 run to take the lead for good. Jeter got free for an inside hoop to stop the Albany run but the Great Danes scored 13 of the next 14 points to take a 52-38 lead with eight minutes left.
Sophomore Juanita Cochran (Saginaw, Mich.) ended the Albany spurt with a put-back hoop but the Great Danes scored the next four points to take their largest lead of the game, 56-40, with five minutes left. Landers followed with two free throws and Jeter then scored on a spin move in the lane to bring SBU within 12 but the Seawolves would get no closer than 10 the rest of the way as Albany held on for the victory.
Stony Brook forced Albany into 22 turnovers and held the Great Danes to 37.3 percent shooting. But Albany scored 27 points off the 28 Stony Brook turnovers and out-rebounded the Seawolves, 42-34.
The Seawolves return to action on Thursday, hosting first-place Boston University at Pritchard Gymnasium. Game time is set for 7 p.m.