Late surge helps #Seawolves rout Wagner, 70-51, for fourth straight win

Ogunnorin had a pair of double-doubles in the Seawolves Holiday Classic presented by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
 
Ogunnorin had a pair of double-doubles in the Seawolves Holiday Classic presented by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook
 
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Dec. 22, 2013

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Stony Brook, N.Y. - Fueled by double-doubles from juniors Sabre Proctor and Jessica Ogunnorin, the Stony Brook women's basketball used a strong second half to extend its winning streak to four games with a 70-51 win over Wagner Sunday afternoon in the Seawolves Holiday Classic presented by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook. 

Proctor's double-double came on 20 points and a career-high 13 boards, while Ogunnorin recorded 12 points and 15 rebounds for Stony Brook (8-3). Senior Chikilra Goodman chipped in nine points, and freshman Kori Bayne-Walker finished with eight points.

The Seawolves pounded the glass, out-rebounding Wagner (1-9), 50-26, and led in offensive boards, 16-9, for the 10th time this season. Stony Brook last had 50 rebounds in a game Dec. 4, 2012 against Sacred Heart.

Jasmine Nwajei led the Seahawks with 11 points.

Head Coach Beth O'Boyle's Reaction

"Tremendous team effort. I'm proud of our focus and hard work this semester." 

Turning Point

The Seawolves led much of the game but could not bury their guests for nearly 30 minutes of basketball. They were up, 27-20, at intermission and opened the second stanza on a 10-4 run go in front, 37-24, on a pair of free throws by Bayne-Walker at 16:07. Wagner responded with an 11-4 spurt to pull within six, 41-35; however, Stony Brook rattled off six unanswered and took a 47-35 advantage when Miranda Jenkins fed Proctor for a hoop with 8:29 to play.

After a Nwajei bucket brought the Seahawks within 10 at 8:14, Ogunnorin came right back with a jumper and Bayne-Walker followed with a layup as the lead expanded to 12, 49-37, at the 7:26 mark. Proctor scored the next three points on a two free throws and a layup to give Stony Brook its then-largest lead of the game, 55-39, with 5:57 on the clock. The Seawolves continued to click thereafter, turning the nail biter into a blowout and claiming their fourth consecutive win.

Inside the Numbers

  • Kim Hanlon finished with a team-high three steals, which also matched a personal best. She added five points.
  • Brittany Snow, who was celebrating her 20th birthday, tallied six points.
  • Stony Brook outscored Wagner, 43-31, in the second half.

News and Notes

  • The Seawolves' four-game winning streak is their longest since 2006-07 when they rattled off seven consecutive victories.
  • Ogunnorin's 15 boards are the most by a Seawolf this year. The last time Stony Brook had a player with 15 or more rebounds was Dec. 4, 2012, when Goodman grabbed 16 against Sacred Heart.
  • Stony Brook sank a season-high 29 free throws and shot 82.9 percent (29-for-35) from the line. Proctor matched a career-high 10 free throws on 11 attempts. She previously went 10-for-10 and tied a school record for free throw percentage on a minimum of 10 attempts Nov. 25 against Morgan State.
  • Proctor reached double figures in scoring for the seventh consecutive game and ninth time this year.
  • Ogunnorin notched her second double-double of the weekend and third of the season.
  • Stony Brook improved to 4-1 at home on the season a 3-4 all-time against Wagner. This was the first meeting between the two squads since 1976.
  • SB concluded play in the Seawolves Holiday Classic presented by Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook with a 2-0 record.

Up Next

The Seawolves visit Seton Hall on New Year's Eve. Tip is slated for noon.