Sunday, November 11, 2012

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.

Coach's Reaction

"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."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle

Turning Point
  • 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.

Up Next

The Seawolves open a four-game road trip with a visit to Morgan State on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 2 p.m.