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Chikilra Goodman scores 19 in Stony Brook's loss to Albany

Stony Brook's Chikilra Goodman drives from the top

Stony Brook's Chikilra Goodman drives from the top of the key against Maine's Sophie Weckstrom. (Feb. 23, 2013) Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan

Stony Brook trimmed a 15-point first-half deficit to five in the second half but couldn't make it all the way back in a 60-49 America East women's basketball loss to host Albany Saturday.

Junior guard Chikilra Goodman had a career-high 19 points along with seven rebounds and Sabre Proctor added 14 points for Stony Brook, which finished the regular season 14-15 overall and 6-10 in the conference.

The Seawolves will be the No. 4 seed in the America East Tournament and will face No. 5 New Hampshire in a first-round game at 8 p.m. Friday in Albany.

Ebone Henry had 15 points and Megan Craig added 13 points and three blocks for Albany (25-3, 16-0).

Trailing 24-9 with 6:34 left in the first half, Stony Brook went on a a 22-11 run, including an 8-0 stretch at the start of the second half, to move within 35-31 with 17:41 left.

The Great Danes closed the door on Stony Brook's comeback attempt with a 21-4 run and went ahead 56-35 with 6:54 to go.

"I thought we came out and started well in the second half," Stony Brook coach Beth O'Boyle said. "Unfortunately, they made some plays in the first half, but I felt that we played aggressive for 40 minutes and look forward to playing in the first round of the America East Championship next weekend.''

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