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Stony Brook Holds off Lafayette Comeback

Dec. 8, 2013


  1 2 F
Stony Brook 37 34 71
Lafayette 35 26 61

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 Stat Comparison LC SB
 Points 61 71
 FG Made-Attempted 24-61 23-65
 FG Percentage 39.3 35.4
 3P Made/Attempted 3-16 3-16
 3P Percentage 18.8 18.8
 FT Made-Attempted 10-12 22-30
 FT Percentage 83.3 73.3
 Rebounds 37 46
 Turnovers 13 14

 Individual Leaders
 Scoring Totals
 LC - Fiacco
 SB - Proctor
 LC - Fahan 8
 SB - Goodman 11
 LC - Peabody 3
 SB - Goodman 3
 LC - Homan, O'Hare 1
 SB - Goodman 4
 LC - Fiacco 4
 SB - Three Players 1

Easton, Pa. - Lafayette saw its two game winning streak snapped on Sunday afternoon, as Stony Brook beat the Leopards 71-61. The Maroon and White closed the gap to four late in the game, but were unable to complete the comeback.

Lafayette dropped to 6-3, while Stony Brook improved to 5-3. The Leopards were outrebounded for just the second time this season, as the Seawolves held a 46-37 edge. Danielle Fiacco paced the Leopards with 19 points, six rebounds and four blocks, while Emily Homan and Linnel Macklin finished with 14 and 10 points, respectively.

Fiacco scored Lafayette's first seven points to help the Leopards run out to a 14-4 lead early in the first half. Stony Brook answered 9-0 run to take its first lead at the 8:25 mark of the first half, 21-20.

The Seawolves built a seven-point lead late in the first half, but the Leopards closed on an 8-3 run to pull within a bucket, 37-35, at the break. Fiacco led the Leopards with 11 first-half points and moved into second place in Patriot League history with her 310th and 311th career blocks.

Lafayette and Stony Brook exchanged baskets early in the second half, as the Seawolves maintained a three-point lead at the 15:33 mark. Macklin cut the lead to two, 45-43, with a three from the top of the key with 15 minutes to play, but Stony Brook answered with a 4-0 spurt over the next two minutes.

A pair of free throws by Fiacco, followed by a lay in trimmed the lead to three. The Seawolves answered with back-to-back buckets to push their lead to seven, 54-47, with 11 and a half minutes to play.

Sabre Proctor buried her second three-pointer of the game to extend the Stony Brook advantage to 10, 57-47 with 10:57 on the clock. Two more from the line from Fiacco sliced the Seawolves lead to eight, 59-51, at the nine-minute mark.

Maddie Peabody hit a jumper from the wing with six and a half minutes left that sparked a 4-0 Lafayette run that cut the deficit to six, 61-55. Stony Brook pushed the lead back to eight, 63-55, with a driving layup at the four minute mark.

Fiacco knocked down a pair from the free throw line, followed by an Homan lay up to cut the lead to six, 65-59 with under two minutes to play. Homan grabbed an offensive board and finished to trim the lead to four, 65-61, with 1:03 on the clock.

Jamie O'Hare knocked the ball away from Chikilra Goodman with 50 seconds to play, but Lafayette was unable to take advantage at the other end. The Seawolves converted from the line over the final 30 seconds to come away with a 71-61 victory.

The Leopards return to action on Friday Dec. 20 when they travel to Brooklyn, N.Y. to take on St. Francis Brooklyn.