Coming off their best season record-wise in head coach Caroline McCombs’ five-year tenure, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team is looking to get over the hump, win the program’s first ever America East Championship and earn a spot in the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament.
A matchup against a top-25 nationally ranked opponent proved to be too much for the Stony Brook women’s basketball team as they were defeated by the No. 23 University of Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday, Nov. 17. The Razorbacks had no trouble scoring the ball and ended up outscoring the Seawolves 88-58.
Stony Brook women’s basketball team went into the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on Wednesday night, Nov. 13, looking for their third straight victory to open the season. By the time the final buzzer sounded, the Seawolves had cruised to an 81-38 victory over Hofstra University Pride.
An early first quarter scoreless streak proved to be a distant memory for Stony Brook Women’s Basketball as the team slowly crept its way to a victory against the Manhattan College Jaspers 59-54 at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Friday, Nov 8.
Sophomore forward India Pagan has taken a leap forward at the beginning of her second season as a Seawolf. The 6-foot-1-inch player, who started half of the team’s games last year, averaged just under 18 minutes a game and scored 5.9 per game as she got her first taste of college basketball.
Stony Brook Women’s Basketball won its fifth consecutive matchup against the Vermont Catamounts 55-49 on Sunday, continuing on its late-season surge and officially clinching the fourth seed in the America East tournament.
Holding the lead for all but two minutes and seven seconds, Stony Brook coasted past Maine by a final score of 76-68. For a majority of the time, Stony Brook held the lead, the team was ahead by double digits, peaking with a 19-point lead late in the third quarter.