Women's Hoops Take On Brown Tonight
Jan. 23, 2001
BACKDROP: Stony Brook takes on Brown Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at the USB Sports Complex. It marks the second meeting between the two schools.
STREAKS: The Seawolves have lost three straight and are 3-7 in their last 10 games. Brown has won four straight games after a 4-7 start.
ABOUT THE BEARS: Brown comes into tonight's game playing its best basketball of the season, winning its last four games after a 4-7 start. Barbara Maloni is the team's leading scorer with 21.7 points per game, but the sophomore has not played in the team's last few games. Rachel MacDonald is averaging 9.9 points and 6.7 rebounds and has been the team's leading scorer.
THE SERIES: Stony Brook leads the series, 1-0, winning in Providence last season, 70-51.
LAST MEETING: Stony Brook and Brown met for the first time last season with the Seawolves defeating the Bears, 70-51. The Seawolves jumped out to a 29-7 advantage in the game's first 13 minutes, keyed by Jill George's 10 points in the paint. However, Brown countered with an 18-4 run to close the half down 33-25. Julie Szabo scored the first 14 points of the second half for the Seawolves, who ran out to a 45-33 advantage after Brown had closed the gap to 35-31. Brown could get no closer than eight points.
POWER SHORTAGE: The Seawolves have not broken the 60-point mark since their 68-57 victory over Maine on January 11. In its last three games, Stony Brook is averaging 55 points and shooting just 34% from the field.
197 IN THE RPI: Stony Brook moved to 197 in the latest women' basketball collegiate RPI.
SIX-PACKING IVY: This is one of six games the Seawolves will play against Ivy League schools. The Seawolves are 1-2 this season against them and 4-4 overall. Stony Brook lost to Penn and Dartmouth and defeated Cornell this season.
JORDAN CRACKS SCORING LIST: With her 14 points against Binghamton, freshman Sherry Jordan moved in to the top 15 in single season scoring leaders. Her 384 points is the 15th best single season total. If she continues her current average of 20 points per game, she could finish as high as third among single season scoring leaders. She joins Jill George this season with 24 blocks - tied for eighth on the single season charts.
GEORGE MOVES TO 4TH IN CAREER BLOCKS: Jill George had three blocks on Saturday and now has 64 in her career - fourth best all-time. She needs 35 to become the program's all-time leader.
COFIELD LEAVES TEAM: Junior Kelli Cofield has left the team as of January 22 due to personal reasons. Cofield averaged 5.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in 17 games.
TRIGGS HITS CAREER-HIGH: Freshman Maggie Triggs made good on her seventh career-start Wednesday night, scoring a career-high 22 points. The Essex Junction, Vermont native hit three, three-pointers on the night and led the Seawolves in scoring.
FOUR ON THE FLOOR: Maggie Triggs became the first player to attempt and make good on a four-point play in the Division I era. With :16 remaining, Triggs buried a three-pointer and was fouled. She completed the play by hitting her free throw attempt.
THE FUTURE IS NOW: Of the 200 minutes logged against Dartmouth, 158 were by freshmen. Four rookies started Wednesday and could start again this afternoon.
TAKING CARE OF THE BALL: One very positive point of this season has been that the Seawolves have taken better care of the ball. Last season, Stony Brook committed 20 turnovers or less six times. This season, they've accomplished that feat nine times.
JORDAN 16TH IN SCORING, BURCH 31ST IN STEALS: Stony Brook Seawolves freshman forward Sherry Jordan is ranked 16th in the nation in Division I scoring in the January 10 release of the NCAA stats. Jordan is averaging 20.6 points per game during the team's first 15 games. She has eclipsed the 30-point mark twice this season - scoring 32 against UC-Riverside and 31 at Cornell. She has scored in double digits in all 15 games this season and is the team's leading rebounder and scorer. Sophomore guard Jessica Burch cracked the top steals leaders in the nation. She is averaging 3.1 per game and is ranked 31st in the nation.