A clutch shot, a steal, and another win. These are the things graduate guard Kaela Hilaire supplied Stony Brook with in its 58-54 victory on Wednesday, Feb. 12 against Binghamton at Island Federal Arena.
A showdown between rivals Stony Brook (19-1, 7-0) and Binghamton (13-6, 2-4) displayed a pair of teams with the two best overall records in the America East. The matchup did not disappoint, as neither team separated by more than 12 points during the entire contest.
Stony Brook (18-1, 6-0) set the tone early on against their rivals with a commanding 10-0 lead just three minutes into the first quarter, a lead the Seawolves did not relinquish for the rest of the matchup.
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team needed offensive weapons following a 23-8 season where they lost in the America East Tournament semifinals, seeing two vital players — guards Shania Johnson and Jerell Matthews — graduate.