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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Women's Hoops falls to Hartford, 67-57

West Hartford, Conn. - Junior Whitney Davis (Muskegon, Mich.) led three Seawolves in double-figures with 13 points but the Hartford Hawks used a 16-4 second-half run to break open a close game on its way to 67-57 victory over the Stony Brook University women's basketball team on Wednesday night at Chase Arena.
Senior Kirsten Jeter (Elmont, N.Y.) added 12 points for the Seawolves (4-16, 1-7), while junior Destiny Jacobs (Glen Burnie, Md.) chipped in with 10 points and eight rebounds. Ruthanne Doherty led all scorers with 23 points while Mary Silvia added 19 points including five threes.
The Seawolves trailed 28-26 five minutes into the second half following a four-point play form sophomore Amanda Corona (North Hollywood, Calif.) but Hartford responded with a 16-4 run over the next five minutes, including two threes from Silvia, to take a 44-30 lead midway through the second half.
Stony Brook trailed 58-40 with five minutes left but scored 11 of the next 13 points to pull within nine on two Davis free throws with 1:45 to go. But Doherty answered with a lay-up on the other end and the Seawolves got no closer than nine the rest of the way.
Stony Brook jumped to a 7-4 lead, holding Hartford to just two field goals over the first 10:30. But Hartford answered with an 11-2 spurt to take a 15-9 advantage with just less than seven minutes left in the first half.
Jeter ended the Hawks run with a short jumper and Corona then drilled a three from the right corner with five minutes to go to make it 17-14. Silivia responded with back-to-back threes to push the Hartford lead to 23-14 before Jeter knocked down two free throws with a minute left.
Landers followed with a jumper off a Hawks turnover in the backcourt to cut the Hartford lead to 23-18 at the half. Neither team scored over the first 2:15 of the second half before Davis completed a three-point play to bring Stony Brook within two.

 
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Hartford shot 50 percent for the game including 61.5 percent in the second half. Stony Brook out-rebounded the Hawks, 39-36, but shot just 30.2 percent.
The Seawolves return to action on Saturday, traveling to take on UMBC. Game time is set for 2 p.m.