Women's Hoops set to host Binghamton Thursday night

Jan. 4, 2012

Stony Brook, N.Y. -

2011-12 Stony Brook Women's Basketball

2011-12 Virtual Guide

Game #15: Binghamton Bearcats (7-7, 1-0 AE) at Stony Brook Seawolves (4-10, 1-0 AE)

Thurs., Jan. 5  •  Pritchard Gymnasium  •  Stony Brook, N.Y.  •  7 p.m.

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Stony Brook Seawolves (4-10, 1-0 America East)
Head Coach: Beth O'Boyle, first season
Overall Record: 2-10
Record at SBU: same

Binghamton Bearcats (7-7, 1-0 America East)
Head Coach: Nicole Scholl, fourth season
Overall Record: 51-55
Record at BU: same

About the Game: In search of its fourth straight win, the Stony Brook University women's basketball team hosts the Binghamton Bearcats on Thursday night. Stony Brook will be trying to open America East 2-0 for the first time since 2001-02, its first year in the America East. 

Meet the Seawolves: Stony Brook leads the America East and is 34th in the nation in scoring defense at 53.2 points per game. Junior Dani Klupenger is averaging 13.0 points per game and shooting 55.6 percent (10-for-18) from three during the three-game winning streak. 

Scouting Binghamton: Binghamton enters after knocking off Maine in its America East opener on Monday. The Bearcats went 6-7 in the non-conference season. The Bearcats are led by a trio of seniors, who all rank in the top 10 in the America East in scoring. Andrea Holmes is fourth (14.0 ppg), Viive Rebane is sixth (13.2 ppg) and Orla O’Reilly is eighth (12.9 ppg). Rebane also leads the conference in steals (2.7 per game) and is third in rebounding (8.9 per game). Rebane and O’Reilly combined for 48 points in the win over Maine on Monday. BU and Stony Brook have one common opponent. Binghamton lost to Rider by 10 while the Seawolves lost by 12. 

Last time out: Junior Dani Klupenger poured in a career-high 18 points and the Stony Brook women’s basketball team held the Vermont Catamounts to 28 percent shooting on its way to a 54-47 victory in the America East opener for both teams on Monday night at Patrick Gym. Klupenger went 4-for-6 from three as the Seawolves won their third straight game and defeated Vermont for the first time since Feb. 24, 2007. Vermont entered the contest as the highest scoring offense in the America East but the Seawolves held them over 15 points below their scoring average.