Proctor, strong defense lift women's hoops to 44-40 win over Navy
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sophomore Sabre Proctor scored 16 points, including the go-ahead driving layup with one minute remaining in the second half to help the Stony Brook women's basketball team (1-1) to a 44-40 victory over Navy on Sunday at Pritchard Gym.
"This is a great win for our program and also a tremendous confidence booster. We still turned the ball over too many times, but sometimes when you try to go with a faster tempo and you have young players, you have to work on taking care of the ball. That will definitely be a point of emphasis going forward."
Navy led 40-39 with just over a minute to play, before Proctor drove to her right and scored off glass to give the Seawolves a 41-40 advantage. Proctor then made two late free throws to ice the game and give Stony Brook its first win of the year.
The Numbers Game
Stony Brook held Navy to just 32.5% shooting from the field (13-40), including 3-17 (17.6%) from beyond the arc.
The Seawolves forced 21 Navy turnovers, despite turning it over 24 times themselves.
Stony Brook shot 70% (7-10) at the free throw line for the second straight game.
Proctor scored 13 of her 16 points in the second half.
Junior Teasha Harris (Bloomington, Ill.) scored eight points off the bench in 18 minutes.
The Seawolves outrebounded Navy, 36-26, and received a game-high 11 boards from senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
Stony Brook made 5-of-16 three-pointers in the game, including two apiece from Proctor and Harris.
Navy was paced by Alix Membreno's 17 points (5-11 FG, 6-7 FT) and six rebounds.
The Midshipmen made just 11 of 20 free throws and fell to 0-2 on the season.
News & Notes
The victory snapped a 17-game slide dating back to last year.
Stony Brook remains unbeaten against Navy with a 3-0 record all-time.
Proctor has scored in double-figures and has led the team in scoring in both games this season.
Previlon's 11 rebounds fell one shy of tying her career high, which was set against Vermont on Jan. 2, 2012.
The Seawolves open a four-game road trip with a visit to Morgan State on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.