Friday, March 8, 2013

Women's hoops' turnaround season ends in AE Quarterfinals

Final Stats

Albany, N.Y. – The Stony Brook women’s basketball team’s turnaround campaign came to an end Friday night at SEFCU Arena when New Hampshire’s Kelsey Hogan drained a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send the Seawolves to a 49-46 loss in the America East Quarterfinals. 
Brittany Snow led the Seawolves with 15 points. Sabre Proctor added 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to produce her first career double-double. Dani Klupenger added nine points on three 3-pointers. Stony Brook finishes the season 14-16, marking a 10-win improvement from the 2011-12 season, which is currently in the top five in the country for turnarounds.
Hogan paced New Hampshire (12-17, 7-11 AE) with 13 points.
Coach’s Reaction “We knew it would be a great game; that’s what the excitement of March is. Every America East game we’ve had has been a battle. I was really proud of our players that we were down 10 with eight minutes to go and they just grinded it and really put us into a position to send it to overtime or pull it out. Unfortunately today, the shot dropped for them.”
--Head Coach Beth O’Boyle 
Turning PointTrailing by 10, 42-32, with 8:08 to play, the Seawolves went on an 8-2 run to cut the deficit four, 44-40, on a pair of free throws by Snow. Back-to-back jumpers tied the scored at 44 with less than two minutes remaining, but Morgan Frame hit a hoop inside to give UNH a 46-44 edge.
Snow, an All-Rookie selection, was fouled driving to the basket with 1:08 to play, and the freshman calmly hit two shots from the charity stripe to tie the game at 46-46. Hogan missed a jumper on the other end with 58 seconds on the clock and Chikilra Goodman grabbed the rebound but missed a layup.


On the ensuing possession, the Seawolves could not put the ball in the basket on offense and ultimately committed a shot clock violation.

Stony Brook played tight defense on the final possession of the game, not giving the Wildcats room to go inside. The ball was brought back out, where Hogan hoisted up  a 3-pointer, and the shot went in as time expired. 
By the Numbers
  • Stony Brook outrebounded New Hampshire 41-38, the 19th time this season the Seawolves have grabbed more rebounds than their opponent.
  • The Seawolves made 80 percent of their free throws, going 12-for-15 from the line.
  • Proctor’s 12 rebounds were a career high. She had six offensive rebounds to go with six defensive rebounds.
  • Klupenger’s three triples gave her 114 for her career, which is fourth-best in program history.
  • Goodman had three assists to give her 101 for her career, the 10th most in Stony Brook single-season history.
News and Notes
  • The game marked the final time seniors Klupenger, Taylor Burner, Gerda Gatling and SamLanders will suit up for the Seawolves. It was also the last contest on the bench for student-athlete-turned-manager Amanda Corona, who played three seasons before moving behind the scenes, serving an active role in the team’s strength and conditioning.
  • Miranda Jenkins played 15 minutes to set a new career high. Her previous mark was seven minutes.