Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Stony Brook women outlasts Binghamton, 60-57

Vestal, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team placed four Seawolves in double-figures and fended off a late rally by Binghamton to earn a 60-57 road victory Wednesday night at the Events Center. The game was televised in Central New York on Time Warner Cable Sports.

Jessica Previlon notched a double-double on 12 points and 10 boards, whileTeasha Harris led all scorers with 14 points to help Stony Brook move to 13-12 overall and 5-7 in the America East. Chikilra Goodman and Brittany Snowtallied 11 points apiece, and Goodman dished out a game-high five helpers.

Vaneeshia Paulk led Binghamton (4-21, 3-9 AE) with 11 points, and Jasbriell Swain pulled down a game-best 16 rebounds.

Paulk and Harris were named America East Players of the Game.

Coach's Reaction
"This was a really gutsy team effort with some very good plays throughout the entire game. I was very impressed with our energy in a great road win."

--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle

Turning Point
Paulk hit a pair of free throws to bring Binghamton within five, 53-48, with just under seven and a half minutes remaining in the second frame.

With the score the same at the 5:34 mark, Sherae Swinson bobbled a loose ball, and Previlon registered a bucket in the paint on the other end to put Stony Brook in front by seven, 55-48.

About 45 seconds later, Swinson tallied two free throws to make it a five-point game, 55-50. Paulk notched a hoop-and-the-harm with 3:49 left as Snow fouled out. She completed the three-point play to cut the deficit to four, 55-51.

A Harris shot bounced off the rim and in to give Stony Brook a 57-52 advantage, but she fouled Paulk on the next possession. The junior guard went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe as Stony Brook's lead dwindled to two, 57-55, with a little over three minutes remaining in the game.

Both squads went cold from the field in the waning minutes. Swinson was called for an offensive foul with 1:22 left. Previlon could not hit a lay-up on the other end, and Stony Brook came up with the ball after a scramble for the rebound.

Gatling missed a lay-up, but Previlon picked up an errant pass by Swain on the defensive end to help SBU regain possession with 30 ticks remaining.

Swain fouled Goodman with the shot clock turned off, but the junior went 0-for-2 from the free throw line. Gatling grabbed the offensive rebound on the second miss, and Paulk intentionally fouled Harris. The guard hit both shots to give the Seawolves a four-point cushion, 59-55, with 18 seconds to go.

The Bearcats could not execute on offense, but Previlon missed both of her free throws. Kim Albrecht hit a lay-up to once again bring Binghamton within two, 59-57, with one tick left.

Previlon went 1-of-2 from the line to give Stony Brook a three-point lead, and solid defense prevented Binghamton from getting off a shot at the buzzer.

Numbers Game
  • Stony Brook outrebounded Binghamton, 39-38, to improve to 11-3 when leading the battle of the boards.
  • The Seawolves outscored the Bearcats in the paint, 28-22. 
  • Binghamton committed 26 turnovers, and SBU racked up 22 points off of the Bearcats' miscues.
  • This the 11th time this season Previlon has notched double-figures in scoring and the 10th time for Goodman.


News and Notes
  • Klupenger hit two 3-pointers to tie to Theresa LoParrino for fourth-place all-time at Stony Brook in treys made in a career with 102.
  • With the win, the Seawolves have earned their second regular-season sweep of the 2012-13 campaign. Stony Brook routed Binghamton, 54-36, at home on Jan. 9 on Optimum Local 118 and swept UNH earlier in the season. This marks the first time SBU has swept two opponents since 2009-10 when it took two from both UMBC and Maine. 
  • Stony Brook earned its first win on the road since defeating New Hampshire, 48-44, Jan. 5 in Durham, N.H. SBU is now 8-5 at Pritchard and 5-7 on the road. 
  • Prevlion is tied with Boston University's Rashidat Agboola with a conference-high seven double-doubles this season. Agboola scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds against Vermont Wednesday.
  • Alyssa Coiro hit her first career free throw with 17 seconds remaining in the first half. 
  • The Seawolves will once again be on television on Feb. 20 when they take on UMBC at 1 p.m. on Optimum Local Channel 118, which is available to Optimum Cable subscribers in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
Up Next
Stony Brook concludes its road trip at Vermont on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. The Seawolves beat the Catamounts, 68-53, at home on Jan. 19.