Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Dani Klupenger (Aurora, Ore.) scored 12 points off the bench to lift the Stony Brook women's basketball team to a 63-41 victory over St. Peter's on Saturday at Pritchard Gym. Klupenger made four three-pointers to move into fifth place all-time at Stony Brook with 77 career triples.
"I thought we played intense basketball for 40 minutes and we were able to get offensive contributions from a variety of players. Dani Klupenger had a big night and Chikilra [Goodman] and Sabre [Proctor] really gave great efforts. When we are able to contain teams defensively, it helps open up things offensively as well."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
- The Seawolves led by a score of 12-11 with five minutes remaining in the first half, before Klupenger sparked the team off the bench. The senior entered the game and drilled back-to-back threes to push the advantage to seven. Stony Brook widened the lead to 11 at the half (23-12) and never let St. Peter's back in the game, using smothering defense to hold the Peacocks to just 13 field goals and 26 turnovers.
The Numbers Game
- Stony Brook shot 44.4% for the game (24-for-54), while St. Peter's shot 36.1% (13-for-36).
- The Seawolves outrebounded the Peacocks, 38-27, including a 16-5 margin on the offensive glass.
- Stony Brook forced 26 turnovers and racked up 17 steals in the game. Gerda Gatling (Woodbridge, Va.), Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.), Brittany Snow (Shamong, N.J.) and Chikilra Goodman(Philadelphia, Pa.) each had three steals on the day.
- Goodman paced SBU with 13 points, seven rebounds and three assists.
- Held scoreless in the first half, Proctor finished with nine points.
- Senior Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) scored a season-high six points and added five rebounds.
- Redshirt freshman Miranda Jenkins added a career-best four points on 2-of-2 shooting.
- The Seawolves' bench outscored the Peacocks' reserves, 28-4.
- Stony Brook outscored St. Peter's, 30-10, in the paint.
- St. Peter's was paced by Kristal Edwards' 16 points, three rebounds and three steals.
News & Notes
- The Seawolves limited the Peacocks to just 12 points in the first half, the lowest total since holding Iona to seven first-half points on Nov. 18, 2011.
- With her four three-pointers, Klupenger passed Stephanie Bartlett and Jill Cook, who each made 74 career three-pointers. Now in fifth place all-time at SBU, Klupenger needs 25 more three's to tie Theresa LoParrino in fourth with 102 triples.
- For the first time this season, Stony Brook scored 60+ points in regulation. The Seawolves scored 63 points at Morgan State earlier this season, however eight of those points came in overtime.
Stony Brook will hit the road next week to face local rivals St. Francis Brooklyn on Wednesday and Rutgers on Saturday. Tipoff on Wednesday is set for 7 p.m.