Women's Basketball Uses Explosive First Half To Defeat Albany, 80-68
March 5, 2003
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team built a 22-point lead in the first half and held off a late Albany rally to hand the Great Danes an 80-68 loss at the SBU Sports Complex on Wednesday night.
Danyelle Ingram's 18 first half points--one shy of her previous career high--helped Stony Brook take command early. Ingram hit two layups and drilled a jumper to cap a 16-4 run that gave the Seawolves a 31-13 lead at the 10:07 mark. Another Ingram bucket gave Stony Brook its largest lead of the game, 40-18, with 5:50 to go before the break. Two free throws by Akia Booker with no time left on the clock gave Stony Brook a 46-31 halftime advantage.
Stony Brook (9-17, 7-8 America East) kept it up to open the second half, scoring eight of the first 10 points. However, the Great Danes (9-18, 3-13) began to slowly chip away at the lead. Kathryn Hemlock's layup at the 7:57 mark sparked a 14-2 run that sliced the lead to just six points with 4:08 remaining. Bojana Bogetic responded with a layup, and the Seawolves scored eight of the final 12 points of the game to hold off the attempted comeback.
Ingram was outstanding, achieving a new career-high with 29 points and setting a school record with 13-of-15 shooting from the field. She also grabbed five rebounds and had four assists. Sherry Jordan also turned in an impressive performance, scoring 17 points and hauling down 19 boards, one short of her career-high. Jordan also dished out six assists and collected four steals. Bogetic added 13 points.
Jess McGinlay led three Great Danes in double figures with 24 points, shooting 7-of-17 from three-point territory. Danielle Hutcheson recorded a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Hemlock finished with 10 points and nine assists.
The Seawolves close out the regular season on Saturday when they play host to Vermont in the home finale. Tipoff is 2 p.m.