Seawolves take down islanders to secure sweep on trip to Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Stony Brook women’s basketball team secured a 63-58 victory over Texas A&M – Corpus Christi on Thursday afternoon to secure a win on their trip to Puerto Rico. Stony Brook got the pace from a trio of student-athletes who scored in double digits en route to their first-ever victory over the Islanders.

The Seawolves were led by certified forward Nairimar Vargas-Reyes who scored a career-high 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting on her return to her native Puerto Rico. Five of Vargas-Reyes’ 14 points came in the fourth quarter as she helped pull Stony Brook away from Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.

After trailing 26-22 at halftime, the Seawolves outscored the Islanders, 41-32, in the second half to seal their fourth win of the season. Stony Brook forced 17 turnovers and scored 21 points on those turnovers that supported the tenacious defensive effort on Thursday.

junior guard Shamarla king and sophomores ahead Sherese Pittman joined Vargas-Reyes as the Seawolves’ double-digit scorers. King came off the bench and scored 12 points, while Pittman continued her league-leading performance against High Point with her first career double-double today with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

STATISTICS AND NOTES

  • Vargas-Reyes scored a career-high 14 points with 5-of-10 shots from the field and pulled down seven rebounds.
  • King recorded 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field and shot a perfect 3-of-3 from three-point range. The junior brought down three rebounds and made three assists in 30 minutes of action off the bench.
  • Pittman scored her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. She joins Vargas-Reyes as the only Seawolves to record a double-double in a game this season.
  • Graduate security guard Anastasia Warren scored nine points while junior guard Kelly Corley came off the bench and scored a season-high eight points in 26 minutes of play.
  • Higher guard Gigi Gonzalez scored seven points, swept a career-high five steals, pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists.

QUOTES FROM THE SEA WOLVES

“Non-conferences are all about learning lessons for March. I’m glad we got to experience playing back-to-back games as that will benefit us in the CAA tournament… of course I am very happy that we won as we learned.

We continue to gain experience and different players grow up and flourish in their role. I’m very happy to go 2-0 here,” head coach Ashley Langford said as she discussed today’s win over Texas A&M – Corpus Christi.

NEXT ONE

After the trip to Puerto Rico, Stony Brook heads to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to face Penn. The Seawolves take on the Quakers on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m

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