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Women’s Hoops Locks Up, Blows Past Binghamton

Junior forward Kirsten Jeter led the seawolves in scoring with 17, helping Stony Brook pull out an impressive win against the visiting Bearcats. (Kenneth Ho / The Statesman)

Behind a cohesive defensive effort and standout performances from junior forward Kirsten Jeter (Elmont, NY) and sophomore guard Tamiel Murray (Teaneck, NJ.), the Stony Brook women’s basketball team overwhelmed the Binghamton Bearcats Saturday afternoon.

The game was Stony Brook’s celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, and the Seawolves didn’t disappoint the crowd of roughly 600 in attendance. Stony Brook picked up its fifth conference win by flustering Binghamton into 22 turnovers, and also tied their largest point total this season, winning 74-60.

The home team jumped ahead early, building a quick six point lead and pushed it to double digits, making the score 21-11, with a  layup by sophomore center Destiny Jacobs (Glen Burnie, MD). The Seawolves held a 30-23 advantage at the halftime break, with 14 of their points resulting directly from Binghamton turnovers.

Stony Brook didn’t relinquish the defensive chokehold it had on the game in the second period, but instead elevated its intensity, using its pesky defense to lead to opportunities on the offensive end.

The Seawolves’ lead would swell to 21, and the Bearcats battled but could not get closer than 68-58. Clutch free throw shooting helped Stony Brook avoid the debacle and pull out the comfortable 74-60 win.

Other than America East Player of the Game Murray’s 9 points, career-high 11 rebounds, and 3 steals, and Jeter’s solid 17 points and 5 boards, Stony Brook received contributions from a variety of players. Junior guard Misha Horsey (Wyncote, PA.) and senior forward Joia Daniels (Silver Springs, MD.) each dropped in 10 points, and Jacobs chipped in with 8 points and 11 boards.

The Seawolves try to build on this victory when they travel to Albany for a battle Wednesday night.

The last time the two squads went head-to-head, Stony Brook grinded out the 46-37 win at home, overcoming a late Albany surge that saw the Seawolves’ comfortable 21-point second half lead shrink to single digits, with a little under four minutes to go.

Stony Brook survived and won, and will try to sweep the season series in Great Dane territory. Tip off is slated for 7:00 p.m.

The home team jumped ahead early, building a quick six point lead and pushed it to double digits, making the score 21-11, with a  layup by sophomore center Destiny Jacobs (Glen Burnie, MD). The Seawolves held a 30-23 advantage at the halftime break, with 14 of their points resulting directly from Binghamton turnovers.

Stony Brook didn’t relinquish the defensive chokehold it had on the game in the second period, but instead elevated its intensity, using its pesky defense to lead to opportunities on the offensive end. The Seawolves’ lead would swell to 21, and the Bearcats battled but could not get closer than 68-58. Clutch free throw shooting helped Stony Brook avoid the debacle and pull out the comfortable 74-60 win.

Other than America East Player of the Game Murray’s 9 points, career-high 11 rebounds, and 3 steals, and Jeter’s solid 17 points and 5 boards, Stony Brook received contributions from a variety of players. Junior guard Misha Horsey (Wyncote, PA.) and senior forward Joia Daniels (Silver Springs, MD.) each dropped in 10 points, and Jacobs chipped in with 8 points and 11 boards.

The Seawolves try to build on this victory when they travel to Albany for a battle Wednesday night. The last time the two squads went head to head, Stony Brook grinded out the 46-37 win at home, overcoming a late Albany surge that saw the Seawolves’ comfortable 21-point second half lead shrink to single digits, with a little under four minutes to go. Stony Brook survived and won, and will try to sweep the season series in Great Dane territory. Tip off is slated for 7:00 p.m.

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