Sunday, December 30, 2012

Women's hoops rounds out 2012 with win over Iona

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) scored a career-high 25 points as the Stony Brook women's basketball team closed out the 2012 year with a 70-64 victory over Iona on Sunday at Pritchard Gym.
Coach's Reaction
"I thought this was a great battle today. One of the key points was how well we shot at the foul line, which made a big difference in the end. We also got some key defensive stops down the stretch and Sabre [Proctor] really came up big when we needed it."

--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
Turning Point
• The Gaels (5-6) took a 29-23 lead into the locker room, but Stony Brook (8-5) responded with an 8-0 run to open the second half to go up 31-29. Stony Brook pushed the advantage to six at 47-41 with 8:00 to play as Iona made just three of its first 15 shots in the period.
But the Gaels would not go quietly. A corner three by Aaliyah Robinson capped an 8-0 run and gave Iona the lead back at 49-47 with 6:30 remaining. The Seawolves quickly evened the score and went back in front as senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) rattled off five straight points, including a 3-for-3 spell at the foul line, to make it 54-49 Seawolves.
Stony Brook never relinquished the lead, hitting 22-of-26 (84.6%) free throws in the second half to clinch the win.
The Numbers Game
• The Seawolves shot 38.2% (21-for-55), while holding Iona to 34.5% shooting (20-for-58).
• Stony Brook outrebounded Iona, 41-37, to improve to 8-1 when collecting more boards than its opponent.
• The Seawolves forced 22 turnovers.
• Stony Brook converted 27-of-34 foul shots overall (79.4%).
• Previlon collected her fourth double-double of the year with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
• Junior Teasha Harris (Bloomington, Ill.) scored in double-figures for the third straight game with 15 points (11-of-13 at the FT line) in 26 minutes off the bench.
• Proctor made 8-of-14 FG and nailed 8-of-9 FT to rack up 25 points. The Harrisburg, Pa. native also added a career-high eight rebounds.
• Proctor and Harris accounted for 40 of the Seawolves' 70 points (57%), despite both coming off the bench.
• Stony Brook outscored Iona, 30-14, in the paint.
• Damika Martinez led the Gaels with 18 points, while Joy Adams recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

News and Notes
• Proctor scored 14 of her career-high 25 in the first half. With her career day, Proctor became the first Seawolf to top 20 points in a game sinceKirsten Jeter dropped 26 against Maine on March 3, 2011.
• The game against Maine in 2011 was also the last time Stony Brook scored 70 points in a game.
• Previlon's 17 points matched a career high set on Nov. 18 at Morgan State.
• Over the past three games, Harris is averaging 14.3 points per contest.
• The Seawolves scored 47 points in the second half, which is the highest total for a half since the team scored 47 second-half points against Nicholls State on Nov. 24, 2010.
• Stony Brook is 8-5 for the first time since the 2005-06 season.
Up Next
The Seawolves will open America East play on Wednesday at home against Boston University at 7 p.m