After suffering a lopsided 68-47 loss at the hands of Bryant, the women’s basketball team (3-8) will again look to hit its stride against Stony Brook (8-4) on Sunday before Ivy League play begins.
The contest against the Seawolves, a team that is coming off an 80-65 New Year’s Eve loss to Seton Hall, will be the Lions’ last chance to capture another win before they begin league play against Cornell on Jan. 18.
The Light Blue has managed to win two of its last three games due to strong play from sophomore guard Sara Mead and first-year guard Carolyn Binder. Binder’s performance over the last week led to her earning her second Ivy League Rookie of the Week award of the season.
Against the Seawolves, the Lions will need to ensure that they hit the glass consistently. While the Light Blue has struggled immensely on the boards this season, Stony Brook boasts a +7.8 rebound margin.
Stony Brook executes a balanced scoring attack, led by forward Sabre Proctor, who is averaging 14.8 points per game. Guards Jessica Ogunnorin and Chikilra Goodman, who average 10.3 and 13.0 points per game, respectively, often fill the rest of the stats sheet. Ogunnorin leads the team with an average of 7.8 rebounds per game, while Goodman has a team-high 3.4 assists and 2.9 steals per game. Goodman is also a force on the boards, averaging 6.9 per game.
The Lions and the Seawolves will take to the court at 2 p.m. on Sunday in Levien Gymnasium.