Comeback bid falls short for women's hoops at UVM, 46-43
Feb. 16, 2013
Burlington, Vt. - Trailing by 12, 43-31, with 2:40 to play, the Stony Brook women's basketball team went on a 10-1 run to get within three with 46 ticks remaining, but Vermont held on for a 46-43 win Saturday, Feb. 16 at Patrick Gymnasium.
Jessica Previlon notched her eighth double-double of the season on game-highs of 12 points and 11 rebounds for Stony Brook (13-13, 5-8 AE). Brittany Snow tallied 10 points and seven boards, while Chikilra Goodman finished with nine points and 10 rebounds.
Sam Simononis paced Vermont (8-17, 5-7 AE) with 11 points, while Lauren Buschmann tallied 10 points.
Previlon and Simononis were named America East Players of the Game.
"We really battled back in the second half and overcame a tough shooting night. I was really impressed with our ability to come from behind and have a chance to win it in the end."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
Buschmann put in a lay-up on an assist from Tierra Shumpert as UVM opened a 43-31 lead with 2:40 remaining, but Stony Brook began a furious comeback starting with a basket in the paint by Snow at the 2:06 mark.
Goodman intercepted a pass by Lauren Wheeler three ticks later and drove to the hole for the hoop-and-the-harm with two minutes left in the second stanza. She missed her free throw, but Teasha Harris stole the ball from Shumpert on the next possession. Shumpert fouled the junior, and she hit a pair of shots from the charity stripe to close the gap to six, 43-37, with 1:37 to play.Harris cut the deficit to four with two more free throws, 43-39, about 20 seconds later.
Goodman turned the ball over and fouled Buschmann in the act of shooting. Buschmann went 1-for-2 from the line to put Vermont in front by five with just over one minute left in the game.
With 46 ticks on the clock, Buschmann blocked a shot by Harris, but the guard recovered with a rebound and dished it to Previlon for two as Stony Brook found itself down just three, 44-41.
Niki Taylor ended the Seawolves' run and a Catamounts' drought from the field that spanned more than two minutes with a lay-up with 21 seconds to play that gave Vermont a 46-41 cushion.
Previllon grabbed an offensive rebound off a missed three by Harris and was fouled in the act of shooting by Buschmann. The Brooklyn. N.Y., native, who came into the game shooting 41.8 percent (93-for-188) from the line, knocked down both free throws to make it a three-point game, 46-43, with eight seconds left.
Simononis went 0-for-2 from the line on the other end, but Goodman's desperation shot at the buzzer bounced off the bottom of the backboard as UVM held on for the 46-43 win.
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SBU returns home to take on UMBC in a Wednesday matinee Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. on Optimum Local 118. Professors will receive free admission simply by showing their Stony Brook ID and complimentary pizza will be provided to fans.