Goodman leads surging #Seawolves to 65-49 win at Maine, 6-1 conference mark

Bayne-Walker finished with 10 points
 
Bayne-Walker finished with 10 points
 
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Jan. 26, 2014

Final Stats

Bangor, Maine - Senior guard Chikilra Goodman led four #Seawolves in double figures with 12 points on 6-for-9 shooting as the Stony Brook women's basketball team cruised to its fifth consecutive win, 65-49, at Maine Sunday afternoon. Goodman stuffed the stat sheet, adding six assists, five boards and two steals to her impressive line.

Junior forward Sabre Proctor pitched in 11 points, and sophomore guard Miranda Jenkins and freshman guard Kori Bayne-Walker finished with 10 points apiece.

With the victory, the Seawolves (15-5, 6-1 America East) matched their 2012-13 conference win total and passed their overall win total. They have their best record through 20 games in Division I program history, besting the previous mark of 13-7 set in 2005-06.

Maine falls to 10-10 overall and 4-3 in America East play despite a game-high 15 points from Liz Wood.

Head Coach Beth O'Boyle's Reaction

"This was a good win for us. Both programs are growing, and we knew we needed to play tough defense to come away with the win. "

The Turning Point

The Seawolves never trailed in the game and took a double-digit lead, 30-20, when Jessica Ogunnorin drained a 3-pointer at the one-minute mark of the first half. After a defensive stop on the other end, Bayne-Walker drove inside for a bucket in the paint with four ticks on the clock to put Stony Brook ahead, 32-20, at the break.  

The Seawolves started the second half strong. A layup by Goodman and a pair of Proctor baskets put Stony Brook in front by 16, 40-24, with 17:25 remaining and forced the Black Bears to call timeout. 30 ticks later, Bayne-Walker capped the 10-2 run when Proctor found her underneath the hoop for a layup.


 

 

Inside the Numbers

  • Ogunnorin finished with nine points, and senior guard Teasha Harris scored seven points.
  • Sophomore forward Brittany Snow grabbed a game-high eight rebounds, and Proctor and Ogunnorin each had six boards. Harris and sophomore Alyssa Coiro pulled down five rebounds and four rebounds, respectively.
  • Stony Brook won the battle of the boards, 45-30, and led, 16-9, on the offensive glass.
  • The Seawolves defense limited Maine to 30.8 percent (16-for-52) from the field and came up with 11 steals. Sophomore guard Kim Hanlon had a game-high three steals. 
  • Stony Brook held its opponent to under 50 points for the second consecutive game after yielding 49 at Vermont Thursday night.

News and Notes

  • The Seawolves' five-game winning streak is their longest of the season. They have won 11 of their last 13 games.
  • Stony Brook has matched its best seven-game start to conference action in school history. The Seawolves last started 7-1 in 2006-07.
  • Proctor has scored in double figures in 16 straight games and 18 times this season. In her career, she has posted double digits on 33 occassions, the ninth-most in Stony Brook history and two games behind Beth Grys (35, 1995-99).
  • Goodman has reached double figures in scoring in three consecutive games and 13 times this year.
  • Stony Brook improved to 16-13 all-time against Maine and has won the last two meetings.
  • The Seawolves moved to 8-4 on the road.

 

Up Next

The Seawolves return to Pritchard to clash with first-place Albany on Wolfie Bobblehead/Battle of the UGCs Night Thursday at 7 p.m. The first 500 fans will receive a limited edition Wolfie bobblehead doll, and Stony Brook students can win a free iPad.