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Stony Brook WBB starts strong

Stony Brook's Sabre Proctor is fouled in the

Stony Brook's Sabre Proctor is fouled in the paint by Maine's Liz Wood. (Feb. 23, 2013) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Will a strong start end in a strong finish for the Stony Brook women’s team?

The Seawolves (12-5, 3-1 America East) topped UMass-Lowell 86-63 on Saturday and are off to their best start in conference since the 2006-2007 season. Stony Brook started 7-1 in conference play that year.

The strong start by Beth O’Boyle’s crew isn’t a fluke, especially after a closer examination of the numbers.Stony Brook has three double-digit scorers. The Seawolves haven't been that potent on offense since the Maura McHugh era. 

Sabre Proctor is averaging 16.2 points, Chikilra Goodman is second in scoring (11.4 ppg) and Brittany Snow is scoring 10.3 points per game. Jessica Ogunnorin (8.5) and Miranda Jenkins (6.3) have also provided solid scoring for the Seawolves.

The 86 points scored on Saturday was the second time Stony Brook reached that mark this season. The Seawolves also hit nine three-pointers in the win. The last time that happened was against Hofstra in 2010.

Stony Brook’s solid play should continue on Monday when it hosts a 2-15 UMBC team.

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