Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Women's hoops falls to BU in conference opener

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team battled for 40 minutes against Boston University, but could not overcome a 23-point effort by the Terriers' Chantell Alford in a 72-61 defeat Wednesday at Pritchard Gym.
Coach's Reaction
"I thought it was a good effort, especially in the second half when we outscored them. Unfortunately, we needed to do better at the foul line and hit some bigger shots down the stretch."

--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
Turning Point
• The Terriers (11-3, 1-0 AE) scorched the nets to start the game, hitting nine of their first 11 three-point attempts to build a sizeable advantage early on. Boston University's Chantell Alford scored 11 of her game-high 23 points in the first half as the visitors seized a 38-24 lead at the break.
The Seawolves (8-6, 0-1 AE) battled toe-to-toe with the Terriers in the second half, closing to within six at 63-57 after a Sabre Proctor basket with two minutes to play. The Seawolves continued to scratch and claw, but could get no closer, despite both teams struggling to hit free throws down the stretch. Stony Brook made just 7-of-22 foul shots (31.8%), while BU made 12-of-24 (50%).
The Numbers Game
• Stony Brook shot 48% (24-for-50) and hit 4-of-8 three-pointers.
• Boston University shot 47.2% (25-for-53) and drained 10 three-pointers, including nine in the game's first 12 minutes.
• BU hit 9 of their first 11 three's, but made just one of their final 12 attempts.
• The Terriers outrebounded Stony Brook by a 36-32 margin.
• Stony Brook outscored the Terriers 34-14 in the paint and 27-9 in bench points.
• Stony Brook turned the ball over 11 times, while BU gave it away on eight occasions.
• Proctor and senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) each scored 12 points to pace the Seawolves.
• Junior Teasha Harris (Bloomington, Ill.) scored 10 points off the bench, reaching double-figures for the fourth straight game.
• Senior Dani Klupenger knocked down two three-pointers and tied a career high with four assists.
• Mo Moran scored eight points and added seven assists for BU.
• Rashidat Agboola and Whitney Turner each pulled down 12 boards for the Terriers.


News and Notes
• Previlon (nine rebounds) fell just one board shy of her fifth double-double of the year.
• Boston University won its 11th straight game against Stony Brook.
• The Terriers entered the game ranked No. 10 in the latest Mid-Major Top 25.
Up Next
The Seawolves will hit the road this weekend to face New Hampshire in their second conference game of the season. Tipoff on Saturday is set for 4 p.m. in Durham, N.H.