Stony Brook, N.Y. - Brittany Snow and Sabre Proctor netted 16 points and pulled down five boards apiece, while Chikilra Goodman tallied 11 points and seven rebounds as the Stony Brook women's basketball team defeated Vermont, 68-53, Saturday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium.
Jessica Previlon notched her sixth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds for Stony Brook (11-7, 3-2 America East).
Kayla Burchill led Vermont (6-12, 3-2) with 12 points and Lauren Buschmann 10.
Snow and Burchill were named America East Players of the Game.
"Overall, we got a lot of scoring from a lot of different players, and that was the big difference."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
The Catamounts went cold from the field after Burchill's jumper with 10:49 left in the first half to make it 20-15 SBU, and did not make a bucket until the final seconds of the stanza when Buschmann connected on a lay-up. UVM stuck around by hitting free throws, but Stony Brook led 32-27 at the break, thanks in large part to an 11-point effort from Snow.
SBU opened the second half strong, scoring 14 unanswered points. With just under 16 minutes remaining, Proctor drove for a bucket to give the Seawolves their biggest lead of the game, 46-27.
Vermont rallied and cut the lead to eight, 51-43, with under nine minutes to play on a three by Burchill, and Gracia Hutson followed with a jumper to close the gap to 51-45 as a back-and-forth contest ensued.
After a pair of missed free throws by Goodman, Hutson committed an offensive foul and Proctor connected on the other end with a reverse lay-up. Gerda Gatling blocked a shot by Shumpert, and Proctor drove inside for another hoop to give the Seawolves another double-digit lead, 55-45, with 7:12 to play.
Vermont stayed within striking distance as Conley nailed a three to make it a four-point game, 55-51, with 4:07 to play. Stony Brook scored 13 straight points to re-take a 17-point lead as the Seawolves earned their third conference win.
The Numbers Game:
- Snow's 16 points mark a new career-best.
- Klupenger finished with seven points, including one basket from inside the arc. The only other time the senior had hit a shot from inside three-point territory was in the season-opener against Rider on Nov. 9.
- Fouls plagued Vermont for much of the game. The Catamounts committed 13 in the first half and 31 overall, with three players fouling out (Kaylea Britton, Buschmann and Annie Wheeler). Stony Brook went 25-for-35 from the line.
- The Seawolves outrebounded Vermont, 44-39, and are 10-1 when outrebounding an opponent.
- Klupenger hit one three and is 12 shy of 100 for her career. She ranks fifth all-time at Stony Brook with 88.
- At 3-2, Stony Brook has matched its best start in conference play since 2005-06.
Stony Brook hits the road for a pair of games at UMBC and Maine on Jan. 23 and 26 at noon and 2 p.m., respectively.