Second-place BU tops women's hoops

Proctor led Stony Brook with 14 points
 
Proctor led Stony Brook with 14 points
 
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Feb. 6, 2013

Final Stats

Boston, Mass. - Sabre Proctor poured in a team-high 14 points, but the Stony Brook women's basketball team dropped a 64-45 decision to second-place Boston University Wednesday, Feb. 6 at the Case Gym.

Chikilra Goodman tallied 10 points, four assists and seven rebounds, while Brittany Snow added six points. Gerdra Gatling also grabbed seven boards as Stony Brook (12-11, 4-6 AE) held a 35-29 advantage on the glass.

Chantell Alford led all scorers with 20 points, while Rashidat Agboola netted 17 to help Boston University move to 19-4 overall and 9-1 in league play.

Proctor and Alford were named America East Players of the Game.

Coach's Reaction

"I thought the team played with a lot of effort tonight. We need to keep playing hard for 40 minutes and practice well to prepare for Hartford."

--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle

Turning Point

Stony Brook kept it close in the early going. Dani Klupenger nailed a 3-pointer to bring SBU within one, 6-5, exactly three minutes into the contest. Alford responded with a jumper 12 seconds later to put the Terriers up, 8-5.

At the 15:45 mark, Alford grabbed the ball from Klupenger and dished it to Kristen Sims, who nailed a bucket in transition and extended the lead to 10-5.

Mo Moran tallied a jumper with 14:34 remaining and later connected with Sims, who hit a triple as the Terriers took a double-digit, 15-5 advantage. Snow ended the Seawolves' scoring drought, which lasted more than four and a half minutes, on a bucket at the 13:25 mark. Alford answered with a shot from beyond the arc to give the home team an 11-point lead, 18-7, which forced SBU to play catch up for the remainder of the game.


 

 

Stony Brook got within as many as seven on several occasions, but Boston responded each time to keep the Seawolves at bay.

By the Numbers

  • This is the tenth time, including ties, this season Proctor has led SBU in scoring during the 2012-13 campaign.
  • Gatling's seven boards fell one shy of her season-high of eight, which she notched at Maine on Jan. 26. The senior has grabbed seven boards on five occasions this year, most recently against Farleigh Dickinson Dec. 11.
  • Including ties, Goodman has paced SBU on the glass seven times this season, while Goodman has tallied the most boards for SBU in four games.
  • This is just the second time the Seawolves have lost when outrebounding an opponent and are now 10-2 when pulling down more boards than its competitor.
  • Stony Brook moves to 4-7 on the road but is 8-4 at Pritchard, where it squares off with Hartford this weekend.
  • SBU trailed, 35-21, at the break and is now 3-9 when its opponent leads at halftime. The Seawolves are a perfect 9-0 when leading at the intermission.

News and Notes

  • Klupenger hit one 3-pointer and is now four away from becoming just the fifth Seawolf to nail 100 treys in her career.
  • Proctor made her third consecutive and seventh career start against BU. The transfer from North Carolina A&T started just four times in Stony Brook's first 19 games.

Up Next

SBU heads home to face Hartford on Sat. Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. Any member of the Boys and Girls Club wearing his or her jersey will receive free admission. The pregame National Women and Girls in Sports Youth Clinic for all children ages 6-16 is sold out.