Dani Klupenger, Sabre Proctor lead Stony Brook's comeback win
Related mediaStony Brook 56, Maine 53
Dani Klupenger's final performance in Pritchard Gymnasium at Stony Brook University was arguably her finest.
The senior guard matched a career-high 18 points on a personal-best six three-pointers as Stony Brook erased a 10-point deficit in the second half to defeat Maine, 56-53, Saturday in an America East Conference women's basketball game.
It may have been senior day, but it was a sophomore who was instrumental in the Seawolves' comeback.
Sabre Proctor scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half, including a jumper with 4:11 remaining that gave Stony Brook a 49-48 lead it would not relinquish.
Lauren Bodine, who had 16 points, hit a three to put Maine (4-23, 3-11) up 39-29 with 12:31 to go.
On the ensuing possession, Stony Brook senior Jessica Previlon, who had eight points and eight rebounds, came away with a steal and layup that ignited the Seawolves' comeback.
Proctor hit consecutive jumpers to pull Stony Brook within 44-41 with 8:26 left. After a layup by Maine's Liz Wood and a pair of free throws by Stony Brook's Brittany Snow, Previlon found Proctor for a layup to cut Maine's lead to one.
Previlon then converted a putback with 4:55 left to give Stony Brook a 47-46 advantage, the Seawolves' first lead since they were up 3-2 just 48 seconds into the game.
Senior forward Gerda Gatling grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds for Stony Brook, which improves to 14-14 overall and 6-9 in America East.
The Seawolves conclude the regular season at 2 p.m. Saturday at Albany.