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    Women’s Basketball Falls to #1 Hartford

    On Tuesday, Jan. 19, Stony Brook’s women’s basketball team hosted the America East Conference first place team, the Hartford Hawks. Unfortunately, the Hawks came as advertised and took the victory by a score of 70-55. This loss gives Stony Brook their third straight loss and fifth in their last six games.

    Although they lost, Stony Brook never gave up. At the end of the first half, the Seawolves only trailed by a score of 23-25. In the second half, Hartford came out of the locker rooms strong and started the half on an 11-0 run to take a 23-36 lead that proved to be too much to overcome. However, Stony Brook kept playing hard and was able to come within four points with less than ten minutes remaining. From there, Hartford slowly pulled away and finished the game on top.

    After the game, Stony Brook coach Michele Cherry was proud of her team’s performance. ‘We battled tonight, Hartford is a tough team. They were too strong in the post,’ she said. Hartford currently has a record of 16-4, including a 6-1 conference record.

    The Hawks were led by senior Danielle Hood. Hood had 24 points, shooting 11-16 (69%) from the field, and had six rebounds. Coach Cherry expected this: ‘I’ve watched her progress over the last 3 years. She’s very talented and played well tonight,’ she said.

    Some notable Seawolves players were senior Dana Ferraro, who had a double-double with 10 points off 4-7 (57%) shooting from the field and 10 rebounds, senior Aly Young, who had 14 points, and freshman Kirsten Jeter, who led the Seawolves in scoring with 17 points off an impressive 7-10 (70%) shooting from the field. Coach Cherry said of Jeter’s performance that ‘She played tough, she’s progressing, and I’m happy with her play.’

    The next game for Stony Brook’s Women’s Basketball team is this Saturday, as they travel to upstate to take on rival Albany. ‘We have a big weekend ahead against Albany, we’re playing a double-header with the men’s team,’ said Cherry.

    The women’s team will be playing at 4:30 p.m., and the men’s team will be playing at 7:00 p.m. ‘In our conference anyone can win- there’s so much parity. We fell short tonight, hopefully we can get the win this weekend,’ Cherry said.

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