Furious second-half rally lifts #Seawolves to first win over Hartford since 2006
Jan. 8, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team rallied from a 15-point first-half deficit, outscoring Hartford, 30-14, in the second half to come away with a 61-57 victory Wednesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium. The win was the first over Hartford since Feb. 22, 2006, a span of 17 games. Junior forward Sabre Proctor tallied 20 points, and sophomores Brittany Snow and Miranda Jenkins each had 13 points.
Proctor, Jenkins and Snow combined to shoot 18-for-35 from the field and 3-for-5 from behind the arc.
Snow grabbed a game-high 10 boards for the first double-double of her career.
Head Coach Beth O'Boyle's Reaction
"I thought it was a tremendous team effort, especially in the second half. It really showed our maturity and our ability to grind out a tough win."
After the Seawolves (10-4, 1-0 America East) got within two, 19-17, Hartford (4-11, 1-1) opened up a 31-19 lead with 5:33 to go in the first half. The Hawks extended the advantage to 15, 36-21, after Shanise Bulton's layup with 3:48 to play.
Trailing 43-31 at halftime, Stony Brook crawled its way back into the game, forcing nine turnovers and holding Hartford scoreless for more than four minutes. Snow's jumper with 4:26 left in regulation gave the Seawolves a 54-53 lead, their first since 13-11 at 13:55 of the opening half. Deanna Mayza hit two free throws to help Hartford regain the edge, but Jenkins answered with a layup on the other end. Chikilra Goodman, who scored seven of her nine points in the second half, converted 5 of 6 free throws, including one with 15 ticks left that gave Stony Brook its largest advantage of the game.
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News and Notes
Stony Brook heads to New Hampshire for a rematch of last year's America East Quarterfinal Saturday at 1 p.m.