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    Stony Brook Blows Away Northeastern

    The StonybrookWomen’s basketball team had a huge challenge against the Northeastern Huskiesbut they came out on top beating then 57-55 winning their third home game thisseason.

    The Seawolveshad some problems in the first half of the game only shooting about 29 percent(10-35) during the first 20 min.’ However the Seawolves made 25 Huskyturnovers and got 16 steals. As half-time rolled around the Huskies had a leadover the Seawolves 26-23.

    As the second periodcame on the game was getting closer and closer. With 2:50 left on the clock andthe Seawolves losing 53-50, Danyelle Ingram nailed 2 free throws now makingthem only one point behind. As the minutes were winding down the Huskies shotbut missed a three-pointer and yet turned the ball over three times. But thatwas great for the Seawolves

    Sherry Jordanwas sent to the line for a foul shot by Husky Francesca Vanin who as fouledfive times during the second half of the game. Jordan makes both foul shots tomake the Seawolves have the lead once more. The game is now in its finalseconds when the Huskies got another shot it making it 55-54. But Jordan onceagain comes through and gets in two free throws and Ingram helped as wellgetting another basket for a 57-55 lead for the Seawolves. The Huskies had onemore chance to win it but the three-pointer didn’t hit the net giving theSeawolves the win of the night.

    The Seawolvesgot some good numbers from key players. Danielle DeGiorgio got a double-doublescoring 13 points and got 10 rebounds. Jordan got nine rebounds, two assists inthe game. Ingram got five rebounds scored 15 points and got three assists.

    The game wasn’tan easy one for the team and it also wasn’t easy for Guard Theresa LoParrino.She just returned from rehabilitation on a torn ACL in her left knee and satout again due to multiple stress fractures but now she is back in action.

    ‘When Ifirst came back my knee was shaky, but the more I play on it, it keeps gettingstronger and stronger each game. Its still weak though,’ LoParrino said.

    She has beenplaying very well in recent games but she felt differently about it

    ‘The lasttwo games I wasn’t confident coming out. The Coach said you just have to letthe offense come to you. You cant really force it. I was handling the ballpretty well but my offense game I was forcing shots trying to get themit,’ LoParrino said.

    LoParrino hadscored just nine points and got three rebounds during the game againstNortheastern.

    ‘ I’mreally a point guard, I’m not the scorer like Ingram is. I got nine points thenthat’s great for me,’ said LoParrino.

    Coming up theSeawolves are playing some of the best teams in the American east such asVermont, Maine, and Boston.

    ‘Maine isreally good. We haven’t faced Vermont. But they are also pretty good,’said LoParrino.

    The Seawolvesare on the road for their next two games against Vermont on Saturday Feb 8 andBoston University on Wednesday Feb 12.

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