Bayne-Walker, #Seawolves take care of business against Binghamton, 62-42
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Freshman guard Kori Bayne-Walker scored 16 of her career-high 18 points in the second half as the Stony Brook women's basketball team toppled Binghamton, 62-42, Wednesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium on Play4Kay/Battle of the UGCs Night. Junior forward Sabre Proctor tallied 14 points and eight rebounds.
Sophomore guard Miranda Jenkins scored eight points, and senior guard Chikilra Goodman chipped in seven points, eight rebounds and five steals for Stony Brook (16-7, 7-3 America East).
Kim Albrecht led Binghamton (4-19, 1-9) with 16 points.
"I think in the second half, our full-court pressure helped us get opportunities. We used our athleticism to change the tempo of the game. It was a good team effort."
The Seawolves never trailed, but Binghamton stayed within six points during the opening 20 minutes and tied it at 26-all before halftime on a buzzer-beating jump shot by SheraeSwinson.
The second of back-to-back Albrecht baskets evened the score at 32-32 at the 15:09 mark of the second half, the last field goal the Bearcats would tally for the nearly 11 minutes.
With 12:37 left, Jenkins came away with a steal that led to a KimHanlon trifecta and 35-32 Stony Brook lead. Bayne-Walker tallied eight of the next 11 points for the Seawolves on two buckets and four free throws, putting them ahead by 13, 46-33, when she drove inside for a layup with 6:42 remaining. The rookie found Hanlon for a jump shot at 4:44, converted a three-point play at 4:02 and knocked down two shots from the charity stripe at 3:30 as the margin ballooned to 18, 53-35.
Bayne-Walker gave the Seawolves their largest lead of the game, 62-41, when she put in a pair of free throws with 58 ticks on the clock after a technical foul was called on Binghamton head coach Nicole Scholl.
Inside the Numbers
Stony Brook outscored Binghamton, 36-16, in the second half.
Bayne-Walker was perfect (4-for-4) from the field and 90.9 percent (10-for-11) from the free throw line.
The Seawolves shot 76 percent (19-for-26) at the charity stripe.
Stony Brook outrebounded Binghamton, 38-28, marking the 19th time this season the Seawolves have won the battle of the boards.
News and Notes
With seven conference victories, Stony Brook has surpassed last year's win total of six.
The Seawolves improved to 8-2 at Pritchard.
Stony Brook has taken the last four meetings with Binghamton.
Proctor moved into a tie with Beth Grys (1995-99) eighth all-time at Stony Brook with 35 games in double-digit scoring. She has reached double figures 20 times this season.
Goodman's five steals are tied for the most by a Seawolf this season. Teasha Harris finished with five steals against UMass Lowell Jan. 18.
The Seawolves wore pink and collected donations at the door for Play4Kay, which supports women's cancer awareness.
Stony Brook hosts New Hampshire on National Girls and Women in Sports Day Sunday at 2 p.m. The Seawolves will hold a pregame clinic to all girls and boys between the ages of six and 13 beginning at 11:30 a.m. Participants will receive free admission to the game. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at (631) 632-WOLF or www.goseawolves.org/tickets