Sunday, December 30, 2012
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
• 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
• 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.
Friday, December 28, 2012
By Greg Logan, Newsday
NEWARK -- Stony Brook led Connecticut at halftime this season, trailed Maryland by two with 27 seconds left and had a four-point lead over Seton Hall with 6:13 left Friday night at the Prudential Center. But the Seawolves are 0-3 in those games against power conference teams after suffering a 60-59 loss to the Pirates when Anthony Jackson's buzzer-beater missed.
Close-but-no-cigar seems to be Stony Brook's fate no matter how tough it plays the big boys, and you could go all the way back to the final game last season, when the Seawolves lost an NIT first-round game to Seton Hall. "We expect to beat these teams," Seawolves coach Steve Pikiell said. "We're good."
There's no arguing that point. Stony Brook dropped to 8-4, but Seton Hall (11-2) is a solid team that had to get a shocking 20-point first-half performance from reserve Brian Oliver, who made 6 of 8 three-point attempts as the Pirates took a 38-31 halftime lead. Oliver missed the only shot he tried in the second half and didn't play much, coach Kevin Willard said, because of stomach problems.
Pikiell might argue that Oliver came down with a case of Tommy Brenton flu after he assigned the Seawolves' toughest defender to cover Oliver in the second half. Guards Dave Coley (21 points, six rebounds) and Jackson (15 points) led a Stony Brook comeback in the second half.
Coley scored 10 points in a 22-8 run that gave Stony Brook a 53-48 lead with 9:14 left. But just when it seemed SBU finally might be primed for a breakthrough, the Seawolves struggled to generate much offense the rest of the way, scoring just six more points. They shot 3-for-9, committed three turnovers and missed their only two foul shots after that point.
Freshman post man Jameel Warney, who entered the game with the fifth-best field-goal percentage in Division I, shot 2-for-10 and was limited to five points and three rebounds. The Pirates, who got 12 points and 10 rebounds from Brandon Mobley and 14 points and seven boards from Eugene Teague, put together a 9-2 surge to take a 60-57 lead on a jumper in the paint by Fuquan Edwin.
Stony Brook cut the deficit to one point on a dunk by Anthony Mayo with 1:45 left and had the ball and a chance to win with 17 seconds to go. But Warney had the ball knocked out of his hands with 3.6 seconds left and Brenton had it batted out of his hands with 1.3 left. Jackson's shot was pure desperation.
"It wasn't clean, but I felt I could get a decent shot," Jackson said.
Once again, Stony Brook failed to get the break it needed to get over the hump. "To compete is a great thing," Coley said. "We can compete with the best of them."
Beating one of the big boys, however, remains elusive.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
• 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
• 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.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
- 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.
- 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.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tommy Brenton scored only four points, but in many ways the senior forward was the most important player in Stony Brook's 77-61 win over St. Francis at the Pope Center Tuesday night.
Despite attempting only four shots, the 6-5 Brenton controlled the game. He grabbed seven rebounds, dished five assists and helped break the press when the Terriers turned up the heat early in the second half.
"Tommy makes it all go for us," Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell said. "He didn't have a great game tonight, but he's a stat-stuffer. He's a very underrated player in this area. He's got a tremendous IQ and he's a warrior."
It was a typical game for Brenton, who does the dirty work. His rebound midway through the first half was the 906th of his career, making him the all-time leader in program history.
"It means a lot," Brenton said. "Just coming into this program from Day One when I was a freshman, not even knowing if I was going to play or contribute at all -- it feels like eight years later, I've been here so long -- just to know that I have that record under my belt and it will be there. Hopefully I have this for a long time."
Brenton joked that he hopes freshman forward Jameel Warney doesn't break the record. Warney had 13 points and nine rebounds Tuesday night, and is averaging 7.9 rebounds per game.
"We threw him right to the wolves," Pikiell said. "I told him that when I recruited him. He's done a great job with it."
Brenton and Warney were complemented by Dave Coley and Anthony Jackson on the perimeter. Jackson, the team's leading scorer, finished with 15 points, and Coley, a Brooklyn native, had a game-high 19 points.
"Ain't nothing like home," said Coley, who had a personal cheering section behind the Seawolves bench.
Coley's play was key during a run late in the first half when Stony Brook (7-2) turned a one-point deficit into a 40-24 halftime lead. The junior guard scored all 13 of his first-half points in the final 10 minutes.
St. Francis (2-6) cut the deficit to single digits at 40-31 in the opening minutes of the second half thanks to its pressure defense. But the Seawolves settled down and pulled away for their third straight win.
"I think this game really showed that we can finish down the stretch," Brenton said. "Coach always talks about finishing strong and don't let your lead slip away at halftime."
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The win is the third straight for Stony Brook, which is now 7-2 this season, the program's best nine-game start in its Div. I history. In addition to his 19 points, Coley, a product of Thomas Jefferson High School in Brooklyn, had eight rebounds. Junior Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) added 15 points, and freshman Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) had 13 points and nine rebounds.
Senior Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) had seven rebounds, becoming Stony Brook's all-time leading rebounder with 910 for his career.
Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"We played defense tonight, and I thought that was a big key. And I wanted to get to the free throw line, and we got to the free throw line. We did the things we needed to do to win. We jumped out and played well tonight."
Trailing 17-16 mid first-half, the Seawolves ignited a 24-7 half-ending run, led by Coley. He bombed a three-pointer to put SB on top 23-17. Later, he stripped a Terriers player and went up for a fastbreak layup to give the Seawolves their first double-digit lead, 30-20. To end the half, he took the game clock down and then drilled a three-pointer from 22 feet to send the Seawolves into the locker room up 40-24.
St. Francis got as close as nine points in the second half, as the Seawolves answered every Terrier run with big shots and defensive stops. They also went 17-for-20 from the free throw line in the second half, taking advantage of Terriers foul trouble.
By the Numbers
- Stony Brook outrebounded St. Francis 41-29, the 29th time in the last 33 games the Seawolves have outrebounded their opponent.
- The Seawolves shot 48.1% for the game, including 60% in the first half.
- The SB defense held St. Francis under 40% shooting (39.3%), giving the Seawolves a 6-0 record this season and 66-18 record in the Pikiell era when doing accomplishing the feat.
- Brenton added five assists and now has six games of five assists or more this season.
- The Seawolves outscored the Terriers in the paint 34-26 and have now outscored their last five opponents in the paint 142-90.
- Coley's 13 first-half points were the most he's had in a first half in his career. His previous high was 10 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson in 2011.
- Stony Brook was 23-for-30 from the free throw line to St. Francis' 9-for-14.
- Brenton surpassed Yves Simon (1987-91) for the Stony Brook rebounding record. He already was the school's all-time leading Div. I rebounder. He is now only 90 rebounds away from 1,000 and would be only the eighth America East player to ever reach that mark.
- Stony Brook's nine-game start surpasses the 2009-10 team, which was 6-3.
- Stony Brook also surpassed the 2009-10 team for best five-game road start with a 4-1 record.
- Stony Brook improved to 1-1 against St. Francis all-time and is now 5-4 against NEC teams since the start of the 2009-10 season.
- Stony Brook has held a halftime lead over all nine of its opponents this season.
Stony Brook is back in action on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at Sacred Heart at 7 p.m.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
- 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.
- 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.
The Seawolves will return home to face Fairleigh Dickinson on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
"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."
- 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.
- 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).
The Seawolves will head to the Bronx, N.Y. to face Fordham on Saturday at 2 p.m