Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Balanced effort helps women's hoops down St. Francis Brooklyn

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Junior Teasha Harris (Bloomington, Ill.) scored a career-high 17 points and senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) turned in 11 points and 11 rebounds as the Stony Brook women's basketball team knocked off St. Francis Brooklyn, 65-52, on Wednesday at Pritchard Gym.
Coach's Reaction
"Overall I thought this was a good team win. We had several players with big nights, including Teasha Harris and Jessica Previlon, who has been very consistent this season. It's a difficult time during exam week and I was proud of our effort tonight."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
Turning Point
• Stony Brook (7-4) held St. Francis (2-7) to just 31.7% shooting in the first half and opened up a 28-18 lead at the break. The Terriers cut the deficit to five in the opening minutes of the second stanza, but the Seawolves quickly responded with buckets by Klupenger and Harris to stretch the advantage back to double digits. Stony Brook led by as many as 14 midway through the half and never relinquished its lead in a 13-point win.
The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook shot 55.8% (24-for-43) from the field, which is a new season high.
• The Seawolves outrebounded the Terriers, 29-23, including a game-high 11 boards from Previlon.
• Stony Brook connected on 6-of-9 (66.7%) three-pointers, while St. Francis hit 8-of-23 (34.8%).
• The Seawolves forced 21 turnovers.
• Stony Brook outscored St. Francis in the paint by a 30-12 margin.
• Senior Dani Klupenger (Aurora, Ore.) knocked down four three-pointers and finished with 14 points, her second straight game with four triples and double-digit scoring.
• Senior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) led all players with five assists to go along with four points and five rebounds.
• In addition to her 17 points, Harris added five rebounds, four rebounds and two steals.


News and Notes
• Stony Brook is now 5-4 all-time against St. Francis.
• The Seawolves' 7-4 start is tied for the program's best start since 2005-06 when the team won eight of its first 12 games.
• Previlon notched her third double-double of the year.
• Stony Brook is now 3-1 vs. teams from the Northeast Conference this season.
• SBU scored 65 points on Wednesday, which is a new season high. The Seawolves have scored 60+ points in each of their last two games after reaching the plateau just once in the first nine games.
Up Next
The Seawolves travel to Piscataway, N.J. on Friday to take on BIG EAST foe Rutgers. Tipoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.