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.
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.
Emotions for Stony Brook Women’s Basketball were soaring as the team prepared for the Vermont Catamounts in its final 2018-19 regular season contest. The Seawolves, who were hosting only their second season closer since 2012, knew it would be their last with the offensively explosive tandem of senior guards Shania ‘“Shorty” Johnson and Jerell Matthews.
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.