Kelsey Hogan sank a 25-foot three-pointer as time expired as fifth-seeded New Hampshire stunned No. 4 Stony Brook, 49-46, in an America East Tournament women's basketball quarterfinal game yesterday in Albany.
Stony Brook trailed 44-34 with 6:03 left, but sophomore Sabre Proctor -- who had eight points in a 10-0 run -- tied the score at 44 with a layup at the 2:09 mark.
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The Wildcats took the lead back on a layup by Morgan Frame, but Stony Brook tied the score at 46 with 1:08 left on two free throws by freshman Brittany Snow (15 points).
The Seawolves had a chance to take the lead on their final possession but missed a three with 18 seconds left.
Said Stony Brook coach Beth O'Boyle, "I was really proud of our players that we were down 10 with eight minutes to go and they just grinded it and really put us into a position to send it to overtime or pull it out. Unfortunately today, the shot dropped for them."
Proctor scored 10 of her 12 points in the second half and had a career-high 12 rebounds. Senior guard Dani Klupenger chipped in nine points on three three-pointers, and Snow had seven rebounds.
Stony Brook (14-16, a 10-win improvement from last season), shot just 25.9 percent (15-for-58), including 4-for-11 from three-point range.
"We knew it would be a great game. That's what the excitement of March is about," said O'Boyle, whose team beat New Hampshire twice during the regular season. "Every America East game we've had has been a battle."
Hogan had 13 points and Frame added 12 points and 11 rebounds for New Hampshire (12-17), which plays No. 1 Albany in a semifinal Sunday afternoon.