Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Goodman's big night propels women's hoops by Sacred Heart

Junior racks up 19 points and 16 rebounds in 51-46 victory
Stony Brook, N.Y. -  Junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) posted a career day with 19 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Stony Brook women's basketball team to a 51-46 win over Sacred Heart on Tuesday at Pritchard Gym. 

Coach's Reaction

"This was a great program win for us. One of the things we were most excited about was our mental toughness tonight. They are a very good team and they are very well coached, but we bounced back in the second half and did a great job defensively and on the glass."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle

Turning Point
  • After Sacred Heart (4-4) took a 26-21 lead into the half, the Seawolves (4-3) opened the second stanza on an 15-0 run to pull ahead 36-26 with 14:30 to play. The Pioneers then responded with a 14-4 run of their own to tie the score at 40-40 with six minutes left.

    The teams promptly traded leads until the 3:00 mark, before a big three-pointer from sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) put Stony Brook ahead by four at 47-43. The Seawolves never relinquished the advantage and held on for the victory.
The Numbers Game
  • Stony Brook outrebounded the Pioneers by a 50-29 margin, marking the second game this season that the Seawolves have pulled down 50 boards (Morgan St.).
  • Stony Brook shot 37% from the field (17-for-46), led by Goodman's 8-for-10 effort.
  • The Seawolves held SHU to just 29.5% shooting (18-for-61) overall and 23.1% from downtown (6-for-26).
  • Goodman (19 points) and Proctor (15 points) accounted for 67% of the Seawolves' offense (34 of 51 points).
  • Senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) ripped down 13 rebounds to go along with six points and four assists.
  • Stony Brook made 14-of-19 free throws (73.7%), compared to just 4-of-9 for SHU (44.4%).
  • The Seawolves won in spite of 26 turnovers, a new season high.
  • Stony Brook opened the first half on a 6-0 run and the second half on a 15-0 run.
  • Ericka Norman posted an impressive stat line for the visitors with eight points, seven assists and 10 steals.

News & Notes

  • Goodman's 16 rebounds are the most in a single game since Kirsten Jeter's 16 boards against Boston University on Jan. 13, 2010.
  • Previlon's 13 rebounds tied a career high set earlier this season against Morgan State. The senior had 10 boards in the first half, including four on the offensive glass.
  • Stony Brook is now 4-0 this season when allowing fewer than 60 points in a game.
  • The Seawolves won their fourth game of the year on Tuesday, matching last season's win total after just seven games.
  • Sacred Heart entered the game ranked No. 24 in the Women's Mid-Major Top-25 according to CollegeInsider.com. Stony Brook has now beaten two teams that are either ranked in the poll or receiving votes (Navy).
Up Next

The Seawolves will head to the Bronx, N.Y. to face Fordham on Saturday at 2 p.m