An inbound pass with six seconds left in a tie game found its way to River Hawks guard Kaylen Banwareesingh, who sank a game-winning layup to put the nail in the coffin for the Seawolves (23-4, 14-3 AE) on Senior Day at Island Federal Arena.
After the news broke about the Stony Brook women’s basketball team’s ban from America East postseason play because of the school’s decision to move to the CAA next season, the Seawolves came out cold despite playing an opponent with a poor record.
Stony Brook’s women’s basketball team (9-2, 0-1 AE) struggled in the first quarter, missing their first eight shots and falling behind 16-4, and they trailed the rest of the way to lose their conference opener 54-49 on the road Thursday.
Do I hear a lucky number seven? The Stony Brook women’s basketball team extended its undefeated streak to seven games against a formidable St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers team in a 71-64 victory at home on Sunday, Nov. 28.
It’s not quite the environment of a team coming off its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and second-straight America East championship, but that’s the point. The Stony Brook women’s basketball team doesn’t need to be reminded of the expectations on their shoulders this year, because they hold themselves to a higher standard than anyone else.
After an offensive explosion in Tuesday’s blowout over Delaware State, the Seawolves hit the road with high intentions — intentions to keep up with the strong defense and aggressiveness that had been on full display in the season opener.