Women's hoops opens road trip against Morgan State Sunday
Nov. 16, 2012
Baltimore, Md. - The Stony Brook women's basketball team will open a four-game road trip on Sunday when it travels to Morgan State for a 2 p.m. tipoff. The Seawolves defeated the Lady Bears by a 17-point margin last season.
The Seawolves enter the contest with a 1-1 record after a four-point win over defending Patriot League champion Navy last Sunday. Sophomore Sabre Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) led the charge with 16 points, including 13 in the second half, and senior Jessica Previlon (Brooklyn, N.Y.) pulled down 11 rebounds to propel Stony Brook to an impressive early-season victory.
The Lady Bears are also 1-1 at the moment, but will play at George Mason on Friday night ahead of the Stony Brook matchup. Morgan State defeated fellow America East foe UMBC in the season opener, 72-61, before falling to Towson, 61-57, four days later. West Virginia transfer Bianca Jarrett is averaging 15.5 points/game to lead the team thus far.
Stony Brook defeated Morgan State, 65-48, at Pritchard Gym last year. Dani Klupenger scored 10 points, pulled down six rebounds and dished out four assists to lead the Seawolves to their largest margin of victory of the 2011-12 season. Stony Brook is 3-0 all-time against the Lady Bears, however the teams have never met on Morgan State's home court in the past.
Sunday's game will open a four-game road swing for the Seawolves. Following a break for Thanksgiving, Stony Brook will travel to NJIT on Nov. 25, before heading to Robert Morris and Youngstown State the following week.
Sophomore Sabre Proctor has led the Seawolves in scoring in both games this season. The Harrisburg, Pa. native scored 11 points against Rider in the season opener and then contributed 16 points in the Seawolves' win over Navy. Through two games, Proctor is averaging 13.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.
Senior Dani Klupenger (Aurora, Ore.) has attempted 248 three-pointers in her career, which ranks as the ninth most in program history. In addition, Klupenger’s 69 made 3’s are tied for the eighth most in program history. The Aurora, Ore. native needs just five triples to move into the top-5 all-time.
The calling card of last year's team, defense again appears to be a strong suit of the 2012-13 Seawolves. Stony Brook limited Navy to just 32.5% shooting and 40 points, which represents the fewest points SBU has allowed in a game since 11/23/11 against Robert Morris (40).
Stony Brook's newcomers have made a large impact on the team so far. Of the 94 points the Seawolves have scored this season, 63 have been scored by players who did not play last year (67%).