Baltimore, Md. - Chikilra Goodman led SBU with 15 points and dished out three assists, while Sabre Proctor scored 10 points and finished tied for a game-high eight rebounds, but the Stony Brook women’s basketball team fell on the road to UMBC, 70-59. The game was streamed live on ESPN3.com.
Klupenger tallied 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting as the Seawolves dropped to 11-8 overall and 3-3 in the America East.
Brittany Crowell posted a game-best 25 points, while Raven Harris tallied 17 points for UMBC (6-13, 2-4 AE).
“I think we had great team intensity, especially in the second half. Unfortunately, we started the first half slow and had to keep grinding to get back into the game.”
--Head Coach Beth O’Boyle
Goodman drove inside for a lay-up to bring the Seawolves within seven, 37-30, but Crowell responded with a 3-point field goal and a jumper to help the Retrievers open up a 42-30 lead with 15:51 to play.
Trailing 47-32, the largest deficit SBU faced all game; the guests began to mount a comeback. Teasha Harris tallied a point in the paint and Klupenger nailed a jump shot to close the gap to 11, 47-36, with 11 minutes left on the clock. A lay-up by Proctor exactly one minute later made it a single-digit ball game, 47-38.
Goodman tallied a free throw, then stole the ball from Kim Browning and raced down the court for a basket in transition to cut the deficit to six at the 7:52 mark and force UMBC to call a timeout.
The Retrievers scored the next six points, capped off with a lay-up by Ashley Lambert, to regain a 53-41 lead with 6:46 left in the game.
The Seawolves would not go down easily, though. Down 55-44, Klupenger sunk a shot to bring SBU within nine with just under five minutes to play. After Lambert missed on the other end, Proctor laid it in as UMBC’s lead shrunk to seven, 55-48, with 4:23 left. 11 ticks later, Lambert connected on a three-point play after Gerda Gatling fouled the sophomore as she went in for a lay-up.
The Numbers Game
- Stony Brook did not shoot a free throw in the first half. This is the first time all season the Seawolves have not attempted a free throw in the opening stanza and the second time this year that SBU did not take a shot from the charity stripe in a single half. Stony Brook did not attempt a free throw in the second half in a 56-34 rout of Binghamton Jan. 9.
- Klupenger tallied four hoops from inside the arc for the second consecutive game and third time this season. Prior to Saturday’s game against Vermont, the senior had only hit one field goal from inside 3-point territory during the 2013 campaign, in the season opener against Rider on Nov. 9.
- UMBC owned a slight 39-38 edge on the glass. This marked just the sixth time this season Stony Brook has been outrebounded by an opponent.
- With 15 points, Goodman notched double-digits in scoring for the fourth consecutive game.
- Stony Brook’s bench outscored UMBC’s reserves, 19-11.
- SBU owned a 7-6 advantage on second-chance points.
- The Seawolves scored 20 points off turnovers compared to 14 for the Retrievers.
- SBU held a 30-26 edge in the paint.
- The Seawolves shot 36.4 percent (24-for-66) from the field, while the Retrievers owned a 48.1 percent (26-for-54) clip.
News and Notes
- Klupenger nailed a triple with less than seven minutes remaining in the first half to get the Seawolves within six, 19-13. The Aurora, Ore., native is now 11 shy of sinking 100 3-pointers in her career at Stony Brook and sits at fifth on SBU’s all-time career made 3-point field goal list.
- Stony Brook is now 3-6 when trailing at the half.
The Seawolves conclude their two-game road swing at Maine Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.