December 4, 2012

Pioneers Fall to Seawolves 51-46

Brookhaven, N.Y. (December 4, 2012) — Ericka Norman (Chino Hills, Calif.) finished with eight points and seven assists while recording 10 steals as the Sacred Heart Women's Basketball Team fell 51-46 to Stony Brook on Tuesday night in the Pritchard Gymnasium. 

The Seawolves started the game with a quick six-point run, holding the Pioneers scoreless until Gabrielle Washington (Mesa, Ariz.), on her way to a game-leading 19-points, landed a trey just over three minutes into the game to put Sacred Heart on the board. Stony Brook maintained control early, but a three by Blair Koniszewski (Vienna, Va.) tied the game at eight with 15 minutes left in the half and two minutes later landed another to give SHU its first lead of the night 11-10.

Exchanging points throughout the rest of the half, Stony Brook made it a one-point game, 20-19, with Chikilra Goodman's triple with four minutes left in the half. Washington responded with back-to-back buckets increasing Sacred Heart's lead. Morgan Merriman (Seattle, Wa.) tacked on two with a layup before the buzzer, to put SHU up 26-21 at the half.

Stony Brook opened the second half with a 13-point run, within which Goodman tied the game with a three-pointer at 26-26 and Jessica Previlon's layup gave the Seawolves the go-ahead. Stony Brook maintained the lead for most of the second half before a Washington triple gave SHU a brief lead, 43-42 with four minutes left to play.  Goodman was quick to answer, laying one in 30 seconds later to put the Seawolves back on top for good.

After the teams exchanged possessions during a two-minute scoring drought, Washington brought the Pioneers within three, 49-46, landing a shot from the top of the arc with just 23 seconds on the clock. Stony Brook added two more from the charity stripe to put the win away.

The Pioneers are next in action December 17th at 7:00 p.m. when they host the Manhattan Jaspers.