Gutsy rally falls short for #Seawolves in 71-68 overtime defeat at UNH
Jan. 11, 2014
Durham, N.H. - For the second consecutive game, the Stony Brook women's basketball team rallied from a double-digit halftime deficit but this time could not come away with the win in a 71-68 overtime setback at New Hampshire Saturday afternoon. Junior forward Sabre Proctor scored a career-high 25 points.
Senior guard Chikilra Goodman scored 13 points and matched a personal-best 16 rebounds for her third double-double of the season. Sophomore forward Brittany Snow poured in 15 points, and junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin grabbed 11 rebounds as Stony Brook moved to 10-5 overall and 1-1 in America East play.
The Seawolves shot 46.7 percent (14-for-30) from the field during their second-half comeback after shooting 30 percent (9-for-30) in the opening stanza.
Senior Kelsey Hogan led all scorers with 35 points for New Hampshire (7-7, 1-0).
Head Coach Beth O'Boyle's Reaction
"I thought we played a tough second half. Unfortunately, to win in the America East, you have to play well for 40 minutes."
New Hampshire led by as many as 17 in the first half and took a 39-24 lead into the locker room at the break.
The Seawolves chipped away in the second half, evening the score at 59-all with 3:51 left when Goodman drove inside for a layup. The two sides remained scoreless for more than two minutes until Hogan made two free throws with 1:34 to play in regulation to give UNH a 61-59 edge.
Snow knocked down two free throws 18 seconds later, but Hogan found an open Corrine Coia inside for a bucket on the other end. The Seawolves could not convert on offense and fouled Coia with 27 ticks left in regulation. Coia missed at the line, and Goodman sped down the court for a layup with 21 seconds on the clock to tie the game at 66-66.
The Wildcats got the ball into the hands of Hogan for the final shot, but Ogunnorin came away with a steal to force overtime.
Hogan scored four of the first six points in the extra session to give UNH a 67-65 lead with 2:40 left. A Proctor free throw at 2:25 got the Seawolves within one, 67-66, but New Hampshire kept them without a point over the next two minutes.
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News and Notes
The Seawolves will look to rebound when they square off with Binghamton in Vestal, N.Y., Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m.