Saturday, December 8, 2012

Women's hoops takes down Fordham, 58-46

Bronx, N.Y. -  Junior Chikilra Goodman (Philadelphia, Pa.) posted her second straight double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds to lift the Stony Brook women's basketball team to a 58-46 win over Fordham on Saturday at Rose Hill Gym.

Coach's Reaction
"This was a great team effort. We had contributions from a variety of players, and because of our depth, we were really able to push the tempo for 40 minutes."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle

Turning Point
  • Stony Brook (5-3) used a 12-2 run at the end of the first half to take a 28-20 lead into the break. The Rams (5-4) narrowed the gap to three at 34-31 at the 15:26 mark of the second half, but the Seawolves again took over with a 15-0 run over the next seven minutes to push their lead to 18. During that time, Fordham missed six shots and committed four turnovers.
The Numbers Game
  • Stony Brook held Fordham to just 33.3% from the field (16-for-48).
  • The Seawolves shot 50% (23-for-46) for the first time this season.
  • The Seawolves outrebounded the Rams, 33-26, marking the sixth game this season that Stony Brook has pulled down more boards than its opponent.
  • In addition to her 17 points and 12 rebounds, Goodman also added four assists and four steals. The junior has posted four or more steals in three of her six games this season.
  • Senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) added 12 points, five rebounds and three assists.
  • Sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) chipped in 13 points off the bench. Proctor went 5-for-10 from the field and 3-for-3 at the foul line, raising her free throw shooting to 88% on the year, good for the best mark in the America East.
  • The Seawolves bench outscored Fordham's by an 18-4 margin in the game. 
  • Fordham's leading scorer, Marah Strickland (13.6 ppg), was held without a point in the first half. Strickland scored 13 in the second stanza, before fouling out with 40 seconds remaining.

News & Notes

  • Stony Brook has won four of its last five games.
  • The Seawolves are now 5-0 this year when holding opponents under 60 points.
  • Goodman led Stony Brook in both scoring and rebounding for the second straight game.
  • Stony Brook held Fordham without a basket for the first 7:03 of the game. The Rams missed their first seven shots, scoring their first six points of the contest at the free throw line.
  • Senior Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) made her season debut on Saturday after missing the first seven games of the season with an illness. 
  • The Seawolves are 5-3 to start the season for the first time since the 2005-06 campaign. That year, Stony Brook won 20 games and made a WNIT appearance.
Up Next

The Seawolves will return home to face Fairleigh Dickinson on Tuesday at 7 p.m.