Dec. 7, 2013
Lafayette returns to Kirby Sports Center for the first time since Nov. 15 to take on Stony Brook at 2 p.m. The Leopards enter the contest on a two-game winning streak with victories over Loyola Chicago (66-55) and NJIT (61-45). The Seawolves hold a 5-3 record and beat St. Peter’s 77-47 on Wednesday.
Last time Out
Lafayette used a 7-0 spurt to start the game and never looked back. The Leopards led throughout earning a 61-45 victory over NJIT on Thursday night. The Maroon and White were in control from the start and improved to 6-2 this season. Emily Homan scored a game-high 18 points and Madeline Fahan chipped in with 14 points and a team-best eight rebounds. Maddie Peabody knocked down a pair of key threes and finished with eight points and a team-high four assists.
Home Sweet Home
The Maroon and White have had success so far this season in their first two home games. The Leopards scored a season-high 95 points in a 95-83 win over Columbia in their last home game. Lafayette is 2-0 at home this season outscoring its opponents 162-145.
The Leopards closed out a five-game road swing, during which Lafayette traveled more than 2,300 miles, that started at Pitt on Nov. 17 and continued at Villanova on the 24th.The Leopards took on Northwestern and Loyola Chicago over Thanksgivng and finished with a trip to NJIT. Lafayette hits the road again for a three-game road trip that starts on Dec. 20 at St. Francis Brooklyn. The Maroon and White make the trip across the country to California to close out the year, before opening Patriot League play at Army on Jan. 2. Lafayette’s first home Patriot League game is slated for Jan. 5 against Navy.
This afternoon’s game marks the first matchup between the Leopards and the Seawolves.
Scouting the Seawolves
Stony Brook is led by senior Chikilra Goodman, who is leading the Seawolves in scoring (13.3 ppg), shooting percentage (51.2%), 3PTs made (seven), assists per contest (3.9), and steals (25). Goodman also averages 6.1 rebounds per game. Junior Sabre Proctor is scoring 13.1 ppg to go along with 5.8 boards per contest. Junior Jessica Ogunnorin and sophomore Brittany Snow are the only other players to average more than five points per game, netting 10.8 and 10.5 respectively. Ogunnorin comes in with a team-best of 7.3 rebounds per night while Snow is shooting 87.5% from the line.