SBU Sports: Women’s basketball triumphs over NJIT 76-38

The Seawolves women’s basketball team continued to roll at the Island Federal Arena as they extended their season winning streak to 10 straight games with a 76-38 win over NJIT on Feb. 5. With the win, Stony Brook becomes one of only eight teams in the country currently on a 10-game winning streak or better. The Seawolves’ 10-game winning streak is tied for the fifth-longest active winning streak in the nation.

With the win, Stony Brook moves to 19-2, 10-1 America East this season. The Seawolves clinched their fifth straight season with 10 or more conference wins. The 19 wins are the most by an America East team this season and are tied for sixth in the nation. Stony Brook is one of 11 teams in the country to currently have 19 or more wins. Seawolves head coach Ashley Langford becomes the first head coach in program history to win 19 games in her first year at the helm.

The team was led by a double-digit scoring trio. Senior guard Anastasia Warren led the way with a game-high 18 points, followed by senior guard Earlette Scott with 15 points and graduate forward India Pagan who had 11 points.

Graduate forwards McKenzie Bushee and Leighah-Amori Wool finished with near-double-doubles. Bushee had nine points and nine rebounds and Wool had nine points and 10 rebounds.

The Seawolves defense thwarted the Highlanders offense keeping them at 38 points. The 38 points were the fewest an opponent had scored against Stony Brook this season. The Seawolves held the NJIT to single digits in the second, third and fourth quarters (eight points, six points, nine points). It was also the fewest points he had given up against an America East opponent since New Hampshire scored 37 points on Feb. 16, 2019.

The 38-point margin of victory is tied for the second-largest margin of victory this season for Stony Brook. The Seawolves also beat Hartford by 38 points (77-39 on January 2) and beat Delaware State by 41 points (87-46 on November 9).

The team was back on the field on February 2. 9, when he travels to Lowell, Mass. to take on UMass Lowell. Results were not available at the time of going to press.