Proctor's double-double not enough as Hartford rallies past #Seawolves, 61-48

Goodman was second on the team with eight rebounds at Hartford
 
Goodman was second on the team with eight rebounds at Hartford
 
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Feb. 2, 2014

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West Hartford, Conn. – Junior forward Sabre Proctor turned in her third double-double of the season on 12 points and 11 rebounds, but Hartford outscored the Stony Brook women’s basketball team, 26-6, in the final 7:14 of play to hand the #Seawolves a 61-48 loss Sunday afternoon at The Chase Family Arena.

Sophomore forward Brittany Snow and junior guard Jessica Ogunnorin tallied eight points apiece for Stony Brook (15-7, 6-3 America East). Senior guard Chikilra Goodman finished with eight boards, and Snow had seven rebounds.

Amber Bepko and Morgan Lumb paced Hartford (9-13, 6-3) with 19 points and 17 points, respectively.

Head Coach Beth O’Boyle’s Reaction

“The team played hard, but Hartford made some great plays down the stretch. We look forward to getting back into the gym and preparing for Binghamton.”

Turning Point

The first half was a tightly contested affair with neither team holding more than a six-point advantage. Trailing 18-12, Stony Brook forced three consecutive Hartford turnovers and capped a 7-0 run on a Goodman steal and layup at the 7:10 mark for its first lead of the game, 19-18.

The Seawolves led, 23-22, at the half and outscored Hartford, 13-5, to open the second stanza, grabbing a 36-27 advantage on a Kim Hanlon trifecta with 16:11 on the clock. A Proctor jumper made it 42-35 Stony Brook with 7:32 to play, but Lumb scored the next eight points for the Hawks on two 3-pointers and a pair of free throws to put the Hawks in front, 43-42, at 5:31. Bepko stretched the lead to four, 46-42, with a trey with 4:59 left.

Teasha Harris ended the nearly four-minute scoreless drought with a long jump shot at 3:46 to pull the Seawolves to within two, 46-44. Stony Brook again found itself down by just two, 48-46, after a Snow layup with 3:21 remaining, but Hartford scored the next five for a 53-46 edge at the 1:04 mark. 

Kori Bayne-Walker responded with a basket inside that trimmed the deficit to five, 53-48; however, Alyssa Englert inbounded the ball to a sprinting Lumb for a bucket with 57 ticks on the clock. 

Inside the Numbers

  • Stony Brook outrebounded Hartford, 48-37, marking the 18th time this season the Seawolves have won the battle of the boards.
  • SB held a 16-8 advantage on the offensive glass.
  • The Seawolves’ defense limited Hartford to 28.6 percent shooting (16-for-56).
  • Stony Brook shot just one free throw all game, a missed attempt by Proctor. The Hawks were 92 percent (23-for-25) from the charity stripe.
  • Proctor had a team-high three helpers.

News and Notes

  • This is the first time Stony Brook has lost back-to-back games this season.
  • Proctor reached double figures in scoring for the 19th game this season and 34th time in her career. She is one shy for tying Beth Grys (1995-99) for eighth all-time at Stony Brook in games in double-digit scoring.
  • The Seawolves drop to 8-5 on the road.  

Up Next

The Seawolves host Binghamton Wednesday at 7 p.m. on Play4Kay/Battle of the UGCs Night. All fans wearing pink to support women’s cancer research will receive FREE admission. Donations will be collected at the door. Stony Brook Athletics will also raffle off another FREE iPad, and students can earn points for their undergraduate colleges by swiping their IDs at the student entrance.