Sunday, November 25, 2012

Previlon double-double lifts women's hoops to victory at NJIT

Newark, N.J. -  Senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) notched her second straight double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to lift the Stony Brook women's basketball team to a 59-34 win over NJIT on Sunday. 

Coach's Reaction

"I was really pleased with our execution today. We rebounded well, played great defense and limited our turnovers. This was a really solid all-around effort and certainly something to build on going forward."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle

Turning Point
  • The Seawolves held NJIT (4-2) scoreless for a 10-minute span early in the game and used a 14-0 run during that time to open up a 24-6 advantage at the 5:08 mark. During the run, the Highlanders missed 10 shots, including six 3's, and turned the ball over four times. Stony Brook led by 14 at the break (29-15) and NJIT could get no closer than nine in the second half as the Seawolves improved to 2-2.
The Numbers Game
  • Stony Brook outrebounded NJIT, 40-20, including 12 on the offensive glass.
  • The Seawolves held NJIT to only 11 total field goals (11-42) and 26.2% shooting overall. Stony Brook, meanwhile, shot 46.2% from the field on 24-52 shooting.
  • Stony Brook forced 16 NJIT turnovers. 
  • The Seawolves held NJIT's leading scorer, Rayven Johnson (21.6 ppg), to just six points on 1-7 shooting from the field.
  • Junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) made her first start of the year and chipped in five points, five steals, four assists and six rebounds.
  • Sophomore Natalie Myers (Clackamas, Ore.) dished out a career-high five assists.
  • Junior Teasha Harris (Bloomington, Ill.) scored eight points and added seven rebounds.

News & Notes

  • Sunday's meeting was the first-ever contest between Stony Brook and NJIT at the Division I level.
  • Freshman Alyssa Coiro (Califon, N.J.) scored her first collegiate points with a layup early in the first half.
  • Senior Dani Klupenger (Aurora, Ore.) hit her first three-pointer of the season in the first half, giving her 70 career triples, the seventh-most in program history.
  • Stony Brook's 29 first-half points are a new season high, surpassing the 23 the Seawolves scored against Rider.
  • The Seawolves' 14-point halftime lead was the team's largest advantage at the break since a 41-26 lead over Maine in the 2011 America East Quarterfinals.
  • Previlon pulled down 10+ rebounds for the third straight game.
  • Stony Brook's 25-point win represents the team's largest margin of victory since a 71-40 win over St. Francis (NY) on Dec. 6, 2009.

Up Next

The Seawolves travel to Robert Morris and Youngstown State this week to close out a four-game road trip. Stony Brook will face RMU on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and YSU on Friday at 7 p.m.