Stony Brook, N.Y. -Junior forward Sabre Proctor led the #Seawolveswith 21 points as the Stony Brook women's basketball team claimed a 76-63 win over New Hampshire Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium. Sophomore guard Miranda Jenkins scored a career-high 17 points, and freshman guard Kori Bayne-Walker tallied nine of her 10 points in the second half.
Senior guard Chikilra Goodman finished with eight points, a game-high 12 rebounds and four assists. The win put Stony Brook (17-7, 8-3 America East) one game back in the loss column of New Hampshire (14-9, 8-2) for second place in the conference standings.
Kelsey Hogan led all scorers with 25 points for New Hampshire.
"I thought it was a really good team effort today. UNH is a great team and is very well coached. We had a lot of intensity on defense, which helped us create more opportunities for ourselves on offense."
As expected, the first half was a tightly contested affair with neither team holding more than an eight-point edge and Stony Brook taking a 30-25 lead into the locker room at the break behind 12 points from Proctor.
The Seawolves opened the second stanza on a 10-4 run and took their first double-digit advantage of the afternoon, 40-29, when Bayne-Walker fed Proctor down low for a layup at 16:20. New Hampshire scored the next seven points to pull to within four, 40-36, after a Hogan 3-pointer with 12:54 on the clock.
O'Boyle called timeout, and Jenkins responded quickly with a jumper at 12:20. CorinneCoia hit a jump shot on the other end, but Bayne-Walker answered with a three-point play that put SB up by seven, 45-38, with 11:31 left. Moments later, Jenkins came away with the steal and took the ball right to the hoop for a layup and 47-38 Stony Brook lead.
Another converted three-point play by Bayne-Walker stretched the advantage to 12, 50-38, at the 10:39 mark, and a pair of free throws by Proctor punctuated a 17-4 run and put Stony Brook ahead, 57-40, with 8:54 to play.
UNH got within 10 points for the fourth time in the final 4:27 when a KayleeKilpatrick baseline jumper put the score at 70-60 with 1:45 on the clock. However, Stony Brook hit four of its final five free throws and Jenkins put in one last bucket to secure the win.
Inside the Numbers
Proctor did her damage on 7-for-10 shooting from the field. The Seawolves drained 51 percent of their field goal attempts (26-for-51).
The Seawolves outscored New Hampshire on fast-break opportunities, 8-0.
Jenkins matched a career high with three steals.
Stony Brook outrebounded New Hampshire, 38-23, and led, 10-7, on the offensive glass. Jenkins and Goodman grabbed three offensive rebounds apiece.
After the Wildcats shot 55.6 percent (5-for-9) from beyond the arc in the first half, Stony Brook held them to 25 percent (3-for-12) in the second half.
The Seawolves shot 84.6 percent (22-for-26) from the free throw line. New Hampshire was 5-for-8 at the stripe.
News and Notes
The win snapped a two-game Stony Brook skid against New Hampshire as the two squads split the regular-season series.
The Seawolves improved to 9-2 overall and 5-1 in America East play at home this season.
Proctor scored in double figures for the 21st time this season and 36th time in her career, putting her in sole possession on Stony Brook's all-time double-digit scoring ledger. She is one game shy of matching Dana Ferraro for seventh on the list.
Proctor has scored 20 or more points eight times this season.