Ann Arbor, Mich. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team saw its historic 2013-14 campaign come to a close in a 86-48 defeat at Michigan Friday night at Crisler Arena in the first round of the WNIT. The #SeawolvesOnTheRise won a Division I-record 24 games, tied for the most in school history with the 1986-87 team, and made their second Division I postseason appearance.
"I give a lot of credit to Michigan. They're a Big Ten program and have been successful in the conference. I'm really proud of our team effort tonight. What a way to go out. We just battled. Obviously, the scoreboard isn't what we wanted it to be, but our players competed hard the whole game. I'm just so proud of where we've taken the program. Seniors Teasha [Harris]. Chikilra [Goodman] and Natalie [Myers] have done such a great job for us, and we're definitely going to miss them."
After Michigan jetted off to a 23-10 lead, the Seawolves came back with a 9-2 run, punctuated by a KristieCostantino trifecta that cut the deficit to six, 25-19, with just under seven minutes until half. ShannonSmith nailed a jumper on the other end, but Snow put in a shot off the glass to get Stony Brook back within six, 27-21, at the 5:34 mark.
NicoleElmblad nailed three consecutive shots to put Michigan's lead back in double figures, 33-21, with 2:14 remaining in the opening stanza. MadisonRistovski buried a 3-pointer to cap a 9-0 run and give the Wolverines a 36-21 at 1:38.
Michigan led 38-26 at the half despite 13 points from Proctor and held Stony Brook to without a field goal for the first 4:27 of the second stanza.
Inside the Numbers
Snow grabbed seven rebounds.
Michigan shot 52.4 percent (33-for-63) from the floor for the game.
Stony Brook has posted a 10-win improvement in back-to-back seasons, going from four wins in 2011-12 to 14 wins in 2012-13 to 24 wins this year.
The postseason berth was the first for the program since 2005-06, a WNIT appearance.
Senior guardsGoodman, TeashaHarris and NatalieMyers ended their Stony Brook careers.
Goodman finished her career with 211 career assists, which ranks 10th on Stony Brook's all-time ledger. She dished out 110 assists in 2013-14, the seventh-most ever by a SBU player.
Goodman is eighth in school history in career double-doubles with nine.
Goodman grabbed 196 defensive boards in 2013-14, the fifth-highest total in SBU single-season history.
Harris saw action in 63 games and made nine starts during her two-year tenure. Myers played in 34 contests from 2011-14 and started 10 times.
Proctor finished the season with 27 double-digit scoring efforts. She has reached double figures 42 times in her two-year career, putting her in a tie with Lauren Ruane (1995-99) for sixth in Stony Brook history.
Stony Brook looks to continue its ascent when it moves into Stony Brook Arena next season.