Stony Brook were eliminated from the America East women's tournament on Sunday, falling to No.23 Hartford 65-43. On paper, it looks as if the Seawolves (10-20, 7-9 America East) were dismantled. But it was an eight point game with a little over five minutes left.
Stony Brook played well in conference. The Seawolves lose two capable players in Crystal Rushin and Joia Daniels. But they return three of their top scorers, including Kirsten Jeter and Misha Horsey. Sophomore Destiny Jacobs has shown flashes and should be a major force for the Seawolves the next two seasons.
"I'm really proud of the effort we showed today," Stony Brook coach Michele Cherry told reporters. "We battled all season and really came together as a team. We've really improved from the start of the season to now, and it showed today. Hartford is a great team and they deserve a lot of credit for the way they've played today, and all season long."
Stony Brook as a talented power forward in 6-1 Morgan Farnsworth coming in next season. If she can fill the void left by Rushin, the Seawolves should be competitive next season.