Women's hoops rallies, falls to UMBC, 70-59, on ESPN3
Jan. 23, 2013
Baltimore, Md. - Chikilra Goodman led SBU with 15 points and dished out three assists, while Sabre Proctor scored 10 points and finished tied for a game-high eight rebounds, but the Stony Brook women's basketball team fell on the road to UMBC, 70-59. The game was streamed live on ESPN3.com.
Klupenger tallied 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting as the Seawolves dropped to 11-8 overall and 3-3 in the America East.
Brittany Crowell posted a game-best 25 points, while Raven Harris tallied 17 points for UMBC (6-13, 2-4 AE).
"I think we had great team intensity, especially in the second half. Unfortunately, we started the first half slow and had to keep grinding to get back into the game."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
Goodman drove inside for a lay-up to bring the Seawolves within seven, 37-30, but Crowell responded with a 3-point field goal and a jumper to help the Retrievers open up a 42-30 lead with 15:51 to play.
Trailing 47-32, the largest deficit SBU faced all game; the guests began to mount a comeback. Teasha Harris tallied a point in the paint and Klupenger nailed a jump shot to close the gap to 11, 47-36, with 11 minutes left on the clock. A lay-up by Proctor exactly one minute later made it a single-digit ball game, 47-38.
Goodman tallied a free throw, then stole the ball from Kim Browning and raced down the court for a basket in transition to cut the deficit to six at the 7:52 mark and force UMBC to call a timeout.
The Retrievers scored the next six points, capped off with a lay-up by Ashley Lambert, to regain a 53-41 lead with 6:46 left in the game.
The Seawolves would not go down easily, though. Down 55-44, Klupenger sunk a shot to bring SBU within nine with just under five minutes to play. After Lambert missed on the other end, Proctor laid it in as UMBC's lead shrunk to seven, 55-48, with 4:23 left. 11 ticks later, Lambert connected on a three-point play after Gerda Gatling fouled the sophomore as she went in for a lay-up.
With 3:11 to play, Harris grabbed the rock from Bria White, who then fouled the Bloomington, Ill., native. Harris hit both her free throws, and Goodman later drove inside for a lay-up as UMBC's lead dwindled to six once again, 58-52, with 2:21 left. Stony Brook would not get any closer as the Retrievers outscored the Seawolves, 12-7, the rest of the way to secure the home victory.
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The Seawolves conclude their two-game road swing at Maine Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.