Seniors lift women's hoops over Maine, 56-53
Feb. 23, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Playing in her final game at Pritchard, Dani Klupenger tied a career-high with 18 points on a career-best six triples to help the Stony Brook women's basketball team rally for a 56-53 win over Maine on Senior Day Saturday.
Sophomore Sabre Proctor led all scorers with 19 points, while senior forward Gerda Gatling pulled down a game-best and tied a career-high with 13 rebounds. Jessica Previlon, a senior, chipped in eight points and eight boards as Stony Brook improved to 14-14 overall and 6-9 in the America East.
Lauren Bodine paced Maine (4-23, 3-11 AE) with 16 points, while Liz Wood added 13 and grabbed eight rebounds.
Bodine and Klupenger were named America East Players of the Game.
"It was a great game. I think our seniors really set the tone for us in the beginning of the matchup. It's just special when you can send your seniors out on such a good day."
--Head Coach Beth O'Boyle
Maine took a 39-29 advantage on a triple by Bodine with 12:31 remaining in regulation. Sophie Wecksrom grabbed a rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Chikilra Goodman on the other end, but Previlon stole the ball from her and drove to the hole for a lay-up to close the gap to eight, 39-31, about 20 seconds later and forced the guests to call timeout.
With the score the same at the 10:51 mark, Klupenger took a pass from classmate Gatling and nailed a shot from behind the arc as Stony Brook found itself within five, 39-34.
Goodman fouled Courtney Anderson as she attempted a trey, and the guard knocked down all three free throws to push the Black Bears' lead to eight, 42-34, with 10:26 remaining.
On the next possession, Proctor drove to the basket for the hoop-and-the-harm and connected for a three-point play as a back-and-forth contest began with 10:03 remaining.
Wood tallied a lay-up, but Proctor nailed back-to-back jumpers before the under-eight media timeout, 44-41.
Wood hit another bucket in the paint with 7:06 remaining, but Brittany Snow sank a pair of shots from the charity stripe to keep the gap at three, 46-43, with just under seven minutes left in the second frame.
After a traveling violation on Weckstrom, Previlon tallied a putback inside as Stony Brook took its first lead since the opening minute, 46-45, at the 4:55 mark.
Maine grabbed the advantage right back on a lay-up by Chantel Charles less than 20 ticks later, but Proctor responded with a hoop that gave Stony Brook a 49-48 edge with 4:11 remaining. The home team would never trail again en route to a come-from-behind victory.
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