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Stony Brook University’s head women’s basketball coach, Ashley Langford. Photo courtesy SBU

By Daniel Dunaief

Ashley Langford’s college basketball life is coming full circle.

This time, instead of dishing assists as a guard, she’ll be patrolling the sidelines as head coach.

After three successful years as head coach for Stony Brook University’s women’s basketball team, including the first ever postseason win in the WBIT, Langford is replacing the retiring Lisa Stockton, her former coach at Tulane University. Langford, who was a star guard from 2005 to 2009 at Tulane, will become the seventh head coach of the women’s team and the first African American to lead the team.

“I didn’t even think I’d be coaching,” said Langford in an interview from Tulane just hours after touching down in the Crescent City. Stockton “is the one during my senior year who thought I should start coaching. It’s ironic that I’m now taking over for her.”

In a wide ranging interview, Langford, who is Tulane’s career leader in assists, assists per game and minutes per game and was inducted into the school’s athletics Hall of Fame in 2018, reflected on the recent record-setting audiences for the women’s games in March Madness, her time at Stony Brook and her new opportunity as coach at Tulane.

March Madness

While Langford didn’t watch much of the tournament, as she prepared the Seawolves for their postseason games and was contemplating a move back to New Orleans, she did catch the Final Four.

At the end of a Final Four game watched by a record 14.2 million people between the University of Connecticut and Iowa, Connecticut was behind by one point with the ball and seconds left on the clock.

An official called a foul on a moving screen on Connecticut’s Aaliyah Edwards, who was blocking Iowa’s Gabbie Marshall. Numerous prominent basketball pundits thought the call was either incorrect or inappropriate.

“That call has been made all season long,” Langford said. “In my opinion, they call that a moving screen. It’s up to the ref making the best decision in that moment.”

Officials “aren’t supposed to make calls depending on the time of the game,” she added. “To me, they called that all season long.”

Langford thought a final between Iowa and South Carolina expected a more competitive game because she thought Iowa had a deeper team than Connecticut, a perennial powerhouse that had been dealing with injuries.

For the first time ever, the TV audience for the women’s final far outdid the men’s final, with a peak of 24 million viewers for the women’s game on Sunday compared to the 14.82 million for the men.

In the final, Langford was “looking for some good basketball” and thought it was exciting that South Carolina became only the 10th women’s team to finish the season without a loss.

Langford was rooting for the Gamecocks and their coach, Dawn Staley, who was also a standout player before joining the coaching ranks.

Staley has “been a great representative of black women,” Langford said.

Her SB legacy

As for her time at Stony Brook, Langford is pleased with how well the team came together and with the school’s winning culture, which she anticipates continuing.

“I told the team when I departed, ‘No one will be able to take that away from us. This team is etched in Stony Brook history,’” she said. “We have a great group of women who were great in the classroom and on the court. They were able to achieve a lot of success.”

Indeed, Stony Brook finished first in the Colonial Athletic Association, winning the conference with a record of 16-2 and an overall record of 28-5 in Langford’s final season as coach. The team went 13-1 on their home floor.

The Seawolves were one win away from entering March Madness, when they lost 68-60 in the conference championship game to Drexel.

“We played one of our worst games of the season on one of the most important days,” Langford recalled. “There’s shots that we normally make that we didn’t make and there’s shots that they made that they don’t normally make.”

Langford doesn’t want to take anything away from Drexel, as she recognized that they were “the better team that day.”

When she started at Stony Brook, she had several goals. She was thrilled that Gigi Gonzalez earned CAA Player of the Year honors for 2023-2024.

In guiding Stony Brook, Langford was voted 2023-2024 CAA Coach of the Year.

“The only thing that didn’t happen was that we didn’t go dancing” at March Madness, she added. She’s proud of everything the team accomplished.

Tulane approach

As for her start at Tulane, Langford plans to play an uptempo game, encouraging her players to score in the first seven seconds and average around 70 points per game, with about 15 to 20 points coming from transition baskets.

Langford believes games are won on the defensive end of the court.

In balancing between academics and athletics, Langford described her top job as helping the students on her team get a degree, which involves time management.

She encourages players to tap into the academic resources at the school and be proactive as student athletes.

As a head coach, she has learned to be patient.

“I realize I can’t get everything right away,” Langford said. “I’m going to need that patience again as I’m starting a new chapter.”

She needs to chip away each day until she’s helped build and shape the program into a conference champion. In the 2023-2024 season, the Tulane women’s team finished last in the conference, at 3-15, with a 12-20 overall record.

During each halftime, she focuses on statistics, encouraging her team to turn the ball over less or to focus on any rebounding disadvantage.

The game has changed since she played, with considerably more parity across teams. During her heyday as a guard, Tennessee and the University of Connecticut were the powerhouses.

Players are also more versatile, with post players who can shoot three pointers.

Settling back in at Tulane, she feels her most important role is getting to know her current players.

After recovering from a broken ankle earlier this year, she plans to get on the court and work with her players.

“I love getting on the court,” she said. “It’s fun for me.”

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Sherese Pittman scored 30 points to help lead the Stony Brook women’s basketball team over the North Carolina A&T Aggies 76-62 at home on March 3 to earn at least a share of the CAA Regular Season Championship for the first time in program history. 

The Seawolves had three players score in double figures, led by Pittman, who had a career-high 30 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Gigi Gonzalez added 16 points and Shamarla King helped out with 13 points and seven rebounds off the bench.

Led by Pittman’s three offensive rebounds, Stony Brook did a great job crashing the offensive glass, pulling down 11 boards that resulted in 16 second chance points. The Seawolves turned 19 N.C. A&T turnovers into 20 points on the other end of the floor. Graduate Victoria Keenan led the way individually with two steals.

After falling behind 6-3, Stony Brook went on a 5-0 run that culminated with two free throws by Pittman with 6:30 left in the first quarter to take an 8-6 lead. The Seawolves then maintained that lead and entered the quarter break with an 18-16 advantage. Stony Brook capitalized on four N.C. A&T turnovers in the period, turning them into six points on the other end of the floor.

Stony Brook built that first quarter lead to 32-27 before going on a 5-0 run starting at the 1:46 mark in the second period, highlighted by a three from King, to increase its lead to 37-27. The Aggies cut into that lead, but the Seawolves still enjoyed a 37-29 advantage heading into halftime. Stony Brook forced six N.C. A&T turnovers in the period and turned them into seven points.

The Seawolves continued to preserve its halftime lead before going on a 5-0 run to expand its lead further to 58-47 with 24 seconds to go in the third after a free throw by Pittman, a score which remained until the end of the third quarter. Gonzalez was lights out during the quarter, scoring 11 points in the frame.

The squad kept its lead intact before going on a 6-0 run, finished off by Pittman’s layup, to grow the lead to 71-58 with 3:04 to go in the contest. The Seawolves kept expanding the margin and coasted the rest of the way for the 76-62 win. Stony Brook got a boost from its bench in the period, with non-starters scoring seven of its 18 total points, led by freshman Janay Brantley and King.

The  team will return to the court on March 7 when they head to Virginia to take on Hampton at 7 p.m. and streamed live on FloHoops.

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The Stony Brook women’s basketball team held Northeastern to just 17.6 percent from 3-point range and 27.5 percent overall from the field on their way to a 71-35 win over the Huskies on the road Feb. 11.

The 35 points that Stony Brook surrendered was their lowest against any opponent since they allowed 25 against Farmingdale State on Nov. 22, 2017. Also, this marks the least amount of points that the Seawolves have given up to a Division 1 opponent since Jan. 18, 2016 against Hartford (35). 

The Seawolves (19-3, 9-2) had three players score in double figures, led by Khari Clark, who had 15 points, nine rebounds and two steals. Zaida Gonzalez tacked on 13 points and Gigi Gonzalez chipped in as well with 10 points and six assists. The squad dished out 16 assists on 25 made field goals, led by G. Gonzalez’s six assists for the Seawolves. The squad dominated on the glass and held the Huskies at ease in the paint as they finished with just six offensive rebounds and five second chance points while Stony Brook cleared 30 defensive rebounds. 

After jumping out to a 6-3 advantage, Stony Brook went on a 10-0 run with 7:43 left in the first quarter, culminating in a bucket from Sherese Pittman, to increase its lead to 16-3. The Huskies would cut the deficit, but still entered the quarter break with a 21-11 deficit. Stony Brook was hot from three-point range in the period, knocking down five shots to account for 15 of its 21 points, including back-to-back three’s by Z. Gonzalez to begin the afternoon. 

Stony Brook built that first quarter lead to 29-15 before going on a 9-0 run starting at the 5:49 mark in the second period, highlighted by a bucket from Clark, to increase its lead to 38-15, a score that would hold until halftime. Stony Brook continued to pour it from deep in the period, knocking down three three-point shots (G. Gonzalez, Pittman, and Brantley) to account for nine of its 17 points. A bucket by Clark with just .06 seconds left on the clock gave the squad their 23-point advantage heading into the break. 

Following intermission, Stony Brook continued to expand its advantage, pushing it to 49-18 before going on a 7-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Pittman, to expand its lead further to 56-18 with 55 seconds to go in the third, a score which remained until the end of the third quarter. Stony Brook knocked down three three-pointers in the quarter to score nine of its 18 total points (Z. Gonzalez, G. Gonzalez, and Keenan). 

The Seawolves kept its lead intact before going on a 5-0 run following the free throw from Clark to grow the lead to 69-33 with 2:22 to go in the contest. The Seawolves held onto that lead for the rest of the game for the 71-35 win. Stony Brook pulled down seven offensive rebounds to score five second chance points out of 15 total in the period. 

“I’m proud of our team for the way we responded coming off a loss,” said head coach Ashley Langford following the victory over Northeastern. “I thought our defense was outstanding and it was nice to have multiple players make three’s.” 

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Khari Clark scored a career-high 30 points to help lead the Stony Brook women’s basketball team over the Monmouth Hawks 78-62 on the road Feb. 4.

The Seawolves (18-2, 8-1) had three players score in double figures, led by Clark, who had 30 points and six rebounds. Sherese Pittman added 18 points and six rebounds and Gigi Gonzalez helped out with 17 points and five assists.

Stony Brook out-rebounded Monmouth 39-32, with eight different players grabbing at least one boards. Led by Clark’s four offensive rebounds, Stony Brook did a great job crashing the offensive glass, pulling down 13 boards that resulted in 16 second-chance points. Stony Brook’s defense also forced 20 Monmouth turnovers which turned into 24 points.

After falling behind 16-6 in the first, Stony Brook went on a 9-0 run with 2:30 left in the first quarter, highlighted by King’s five points in the stretch to narrow its deficit to 16-15 after 10 minutes.

A three from Clark at 7:45 of the second quarter gave Stony Brook its first lead at 22-20 and the Seawolves took the lead for good at 26-24, enjoying a six-point, 37-31 halftime advantage. Stony Brook scored seven of its 22 total points in the period on second-chance opportunities, pulling down three offensive rebounds. Clark was dominating in the first half by finishing 7-of-11 from the field with 17 points.

Following intermission, Stony Brook continued to expand its advantage, pushing it’s lead to 52-38 before going on a 10-0 run, punctuated by a three from Victoria Keenan, to expand its lead further to 62-38 with 2:24 to go in the third. The Seawolves won the quarter 31-12 to take a 68-43 lead after three. Stony Brook had success near the basket, scoring 16 of its 31 points in the paint.

Monmouth was able to cut the lead to 13 in the fourth, but the Seawolves ultimately cruised to the 78-62 final results. Stony Brook took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring eight of its 10 points in the paint.

“The atmosphere at Monmouth today was great,” said head coach Ashley Langford. “I love to see people supporting women’s basketball. I’m really happy with how focused we were on the defensive end. All of our players were locked into the scout and executed the game plan well.”

Gigi Gonzalez scored a team high 20 points during Sunday's game. Photo from Stony Brook Athletics

The Stony Brook women’s basketball team kept Drexel to just 23.7% from the field and held the Dragons scoreless in the first quarter on the way to a 62-41 victory at Island Federal Arena on Jan. 28.

The Seawolves (16-2, 6-1 CAA) had two players score in double figures, led by Gigi Gonzalez, who had 20 points and five assists. Khari Clark added a double-double with 14 points and career-high 15 rebounds and Sherese Pittman added eight points and seven rebounds.

The squad utilized excellent ball movement in Sunday’s game, piling up 15 assists on 24 made field goals. Gonzalez’s five assists led the distribution list for the Seawolves. Defensively, Stony Brook forced 16 Drexel turnovers and turned those takeaways into 15 points on the other end of the floor. Clark’s six steals led the way for Stony Brook.

The Seawolves started out the game with 14-0 run that spanned the entire first quarter, culminating in a three from Victoria Keenan at the 1:06 mark. Stony Brook knocked down a pair of three-pointers for six of its 14 points in the quarter. It was the first time in program history that the Seawolves held a team to zero points in a regulation quarter. 

The squad build on that first-quarter lead and held a 21-1 advantage 13 minutes into the game. The Seawolves proceeded to tack on one point to that lead and enjoyed a 32-11 advantage heading into halftime. Stony Brook dominated in the paint, scoring 12 of its 18 points close to the basket. Gonzalez led the Seawolves with seven points in the frame. 

Stony Brook continued to preserve its halftime lead before going on a 9-0 run, punctuated by a three from Keenan, to expand its lead further to 51-21 with 1:34 to go in the third, and held a comfortable 51-25 advantage through 30 minutes. Stony Brook again scored 12 points in the paint in the quarter, and Gonzalez and Clark combined for 11 of SBU’s 19 points in the third.

 The Seawolves cruised the rest of the way for the 62-41 win, with the lead never falling below 17 in the fourth. Stony Brook again scored the majority of its points in the paint in the final quarter.

The team will return to the court next week when they head to Hempstead to face Hofstra for the battle of Long Island on Feb. 2 at 7 pm. The Seawolves are 7-6 all-time against the Pride, as they’ve won their last six meetings against Hofstra. 

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Khari Clark knocked down a game-tying shot with 33 seconds left on the clock to send the game to overtime, but the Stony Brook women’s basketball team was outscored 10-8 in the extra period and fell 75-73 to the Campbell Camels on the road Jan. 21, halting their 10 game winning streak. 

The Seawolves (15-2, 5-1) had four players score in double figures, led by Victoria Keenan, who had a season-high 18 points in 29 minutes, the most minutes for the guard this season. Gigi Gonzalez tacked on 15 points and five assists and Khari Clark helped out with 13 points. Stony Brook out-rebounded Campbell 41-31 in Sunday’s game, led by nine boards from Shamarla King. The Seawolves also pulled down 11 offensive rebounds and scored eight second chance points.

After falling behind 4-0, Stony Brook went on an 8-0 run with 7:01 left in the first quarter, culminating in a bucket from Gonzalez, to take an 8-4 lead. The Seawolves then added four points to that lead by the end of the period and entered the quarter break with a 15-7 advantage, finishing the quarter on a 12-2 run. Stony Brook knocked down two shots from deep to account for six of its 15 points.

Stony Brook kept its first quarter lead intact before going on a 5-0 run starting at the 8:36 mark in the second period, highlighted by a bucket from King, to increase its lead to 22-9. The Camels cut into that lead, but the Seawolves still enjoyed a 26-22 advantage heading into halftime. Stony Brook was strong from deep in the period, knocking down two three-point shots to account for six of its 11 points, by Brantley and Keenan. 

The squad continued to preserve its halftime lead before going on a 5-0 run to expand its lead further to 31-24 with 8:24 to go in the third. Before the conclusion of the third period, the Camels had cut into that lead, but the Seawolves still entered the fourth quarter with a 45-44 edge. Stony Brook played well near the basket, scoring 12 of its 19 points in the paint, led by nine points from Clark in the post. 

Stony Brook then surrendered that advantage as Campbell came back to take a 65-63 with two minutes remaining. But, Clark came up clutch for the Seawolves with her game-tying basket with just 33 seconds remaining to force OT. Pittman and Gonzalez led the scoring in fourth with eight and five points each, respectively. Campbell then edged ahead in overtime, leaving Stony Brook behind 75-73 at the final buzzer. 

“We didn’t defend well today and ultimately didn’t get the defensive stops that we needed to win the game,” said head coach Ashley Langford. “We will learn from this and get better.” The team will return to the court on Jan. 28, as they host Drexel for their first of two meetings this season at 2 p.m.

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The Stony Brook women’s basketball team fought back from a 54-52 deficit after the third quarter to beat the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, 79-67, on Jan. 14 in Newark for their ninth consecutive victory. The Seawolves improved to 4-0 in CAA play and are the last remaining undefeated team in conference play.

In the first quarter, Khari Clark and Gigi Gonzalez both tallied their 1,000th career point as they became the 20th and 21st players, respectively, in program history to reach 1,000 career points. 

The Seawolves had four players score in double figures, led by Gigi Gonzalez, who had 20 points, five assists and three steals. Victoria Keenan tacked on 17 points off the bench, going 5-of-10 from behind the arc, and Sherese Pittman chipped in as well with 12 points and five boards.

Clark pulled down four offensive rebounds to pace an offense that racked up second-chance opportunities for Stony Brook, grabbing 14 boards and turning them into eight second-chance points. Shamarla King was also disruptive on the glass, tallying 11 rebounds and also scoring 11 points, notching her second double-double of the season.

Stony Brook did a great job disrupting Delaware shots in the contest, coming away with six blocks. Clark’s four rejections led the way individually for the Seawolves.

After falling behind 10-2, Stony Brook went on a 7-0 run with 5:32 left in the first quarter, culminating in a bucket from Clark, to narrow its deficit to 10-9. Delaware answered back and added to its lead, leaving the Seawolves down 16-14 entering the second quarter.

Delaware kept adding to that lead, building a 32-23 advantage before Stony Brook went on a 7-0 run to narrow its deficit to 32-30. The Seawolves continued to chip away, reducing the Delaware lead to 34-33 heading into the break.

Stony Brook’s deficit continued to grow after halftime, and the Seawolves faced a 54-52 disadvantage heading to the fourth quarter. Stony Brook knocked down three three-pointers in the quarter to account for nine of its 19 total points.

Stony Brook managed to gain control and had a 73-67 lead before going on a 6-0 run to grow the lead to 79-67 with two seconds to go in the contest, a score which would hold for the rest of the game. Stony Brook fired away from deep in the quarter, knocking down four shots to account for 12 of its 27 points.

“I’m most proud of our mental toughness and ability to execute down the stretch,” head coach Ashley Langford said after the game. “It was a total team effort and it’s nice to see different players stepping up when we need them.”

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Stony Brook women’s basketball team wrapped up its seventh straight win led by an 18-point, 13-rebound performance from Khari Clark in a 68-55 victory over UNCW at Island Federal Arena on Jan. 7.

Clark was one of three double-figure scorers for the Seawolves with Shamarla King adding 13 points and Gigi Gonzalez helping out with 12. Gonzalez added seven rebounds, a game-high nine assists and four steals on the afternoon.

Stony Brook out-rebounded UNC Wilmington 54-35 in Sunday’s game, paced by Clark’s 13 boards, which marked a career high. The Seawolves also collected 17 offensive rebounds, led by four from King, and scored 14 second chance points.

Stony Brook’s defense held UNCW to only 14.3% shooting from beyond the arc and 29.7% overall from the field. This included limiting the visitors to just 2-for-15 (13.3%) shooting from the field in the fourth quarter.

After falling behind 9-4, Stony Brook went on a 6-0 run with 4:03 left in the first to take a 10-9 lead. The Seawolves maintained the one-point edge at the quarter break with a 12-11 advantage.

Stony Brook extended things to 29-22 before going on a 6-0 run starting at the 2:41 mark in the second period, highlighted by a bucket from Zaida Gonzalez to increase its lead to its largest of the half at 35-22. SBU went into the break up 35-27. Stony Brook dominated in the paint, scoring 16 of its 23 points close to the basket in the quarter.

Up 40-37 in the third, Stony Brook extended the lead with a 12-0 run over 2:55 to grab a 52-37 advantage. UNCW cut the lead to nine at by the end of the quarter, with Stony Brook holding a 54-45 edge. The Seawolves knocked down three three-pointers in the quarter.

The Seahawks got as close as seven in the fourth, but Stony Brook scored seven of the game’s last eight points to put the game away in the final minutes. Kelis Corley scored eight of the Seawolves’ 14 points in the quarter.

The team  hits the road next weekend, beginning with a matchup with Towson on Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Stony Brook split last year’s meetings with the Tigers, as the home teams won both matchups. The event will be streamedlive on FloHoops. 

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The Stony Brook women’s basketball team kept Longwood to just 15.4 percent from deep in a 2-for-13 shooting performance on the way to an 85-49 victory against the Lancers at home on Dec. 11.

The Seawolves (8-1) had three players score in double figures, led by Khari Clark, who had 16 points and three steals. Zaida Gonzalez tacked on 16 points and two blocks and Gigi Gonzalez chipped in as well with 16 points, six assists and three steals. Stony Brook grabbed 45 rebounds in Monday’s game compared to Longwood’s 38, led by 10 boards from Shamarla King.

Stony Brook’s defense held Longwood to only 15.4 percent shooting from beyond the arc and 26.2 percent from the field.

Stony Brook started out the scoring by going on a 9-0 run, culminating in a bucket from Clark, to take an early lead with 7:27 left in the first quarter. The Seawolves then added three points to that lead by the end of the period and entered the quarter break with an 18-6 advantage. Stony Brook did most of its first quarter damage in the paint, scoring 12 of its 18 points close to the basket.

The Seawolves built that first quarter lead to 30-14 before going on a 6-0 run starting at the 2:45 mark in the second period, highlighted by a three from Victoria Keenan, to increase its lead to 36-14. The squad proceeded to tack on three points to that lead and enjoyed a 43-18 advantage heading into halftime. Stony Brook dominated in the paint, scoring 14 of its 25 points close to the basket.

Following intermission, Stony Brook continued to expand its advantage, pushing it to 50-23 before going on a 14-0 run, punctuated by a basket from King, to expand its lead further to 64-23 with 4:14 to go in the third. Before the conclusion of the third period, the Lancers had cut into that lead, but the Seawolves still entered the fourth quarter with a 68-28 edge. Stony Brook played dominated near the basket, scoring 18 of its 25 points in the paint.

The Seawolves then held on for the victory in the fourth quarter, 85-49. 

The team will return to the court next week when they head to New Rochelle to battle Iona at 1 p.m. on Dec. 21. The game will be live on ESPN+.

“I was really pleased with the win today. [The team} was able to stay locked in and focused and disciplined. … I’m excited for them to get some rest in these 10 days and study for finals,” said Coach Ashley Langford after the game.

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Zaida Gonzalez scored a career-high 26 points and Gigi Gonzalez added 22 to push the Stony Brook women’s basketball team over the Buffalo Bulls 83-52 at home on Dec. 2.

Zaida Gonzalez also tacked on five rebounds and three steals and Gigi Gonzalez added six rebounds, eight assists, and three steals. Khari Clark also helped out with a double double of 15 points and 12 rebounds, her third of the season. 

Stony Brook utilized fantastic ball movement in Saturday’s game, piling up 16 assists on 32 made field goals. Gonzalez’s eight assists paced the Seawolves.

The Stony Brook defense was effective at taking away the basketball in Saturday’s game, forcing 18 Buffalo turnovers while committing 11. Those takeaways turned into 27 points on the other end of the floor. Zaida Gonzalez’s three steals paced way individually for the Seawolves.

After falling behind 14-8, Stony Brook went on an 8-0 run with 2:45 left in the first quarter, culminating in a bucket from Zaida Gonzalez, to take a 16-14 lead. The Bulls fought back, taking the 17-16 lead into the second quarter. 

Stony Brook chipped away at that deficit and built a 25-24 lead before going on a 5-0 run, highlighted by a bucket from Sherese Pittman, to increase its lead to 30-24, a score that would hold until halftime. Stony Brook was strong from deep in the period, knocking down two three-point shots to account for six of its 14 points.

Following intermission, the Seawolves continued to expand its advantage, pushing it to 34-26 before going on an 11-0 run, punctuated by a basket from Zaida Gonzalez, to expand its lead further to 45-26 with 6:05 to go in the third. Before the conclusion of the third period, the Bulls had cut into that lead, but the Seawolves still entered the fourth quarter with a 57-40 edge. Stony Brook scored seven fast break points in the quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Stony Brook kept widening that lead, expanding it to 72-50 before going on an 11-0 run, finished off by Gigi Gonzalez’s jumper, to grow the lead to 83-50 with 1:43 to go in the contest. The squad took advantage of its opportunities in the post, scoring 14 of its 26 points in the paint.

Up next, the team took on Yale at Island Federal Arena on Dec. 6. Results were not available as of press time.