St. Bonaventure’s women’s basketball team (3-2) will seek its third win in a row at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stony Brook (3-2) on Long Island.
Senior Katie Healy (Lancaster) was a standout for the Bonnies in the two most recent victories with 19 points against Detroit and 18 against Toledo. With 1,316 career points, Healy stands 11th in the Bona record book, 103 points in back of Melissa Fazio (1,419), who played 1997-2001.
Stony Brook is coached by Caroline McCombs who was a standout at Youngstown State when the Penguins had an intense rivalry with the University at Buffalo in the old Mid-Continent Conference. The Patriots are coming off a 72-57 loss to Mississippi.
Leading scorers for Stony Brook are 6-foot senior Brittany Snow (17.0) and junior Kori Bayne-Walker from Gates-Chili in the Rochester area (12.8). Freshman Ogechi Anyangaligbo, a 6-foot freshman, had a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) in a win over Columbia last week and was named the America East Conference Rookie of the Week.
Elsewhere, Canisius freshman Sara Hinriksdottir was named Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference women’s basketball Rookie of the Week. The Keflavik, Iceland native averages eight points and shot 58.3 percent during a two-game streak. In a 30-point win over Binghamton, the first yeasr forward shot 5 of 6 and had ateam high 12 points and made both of her three-point attempts.
Hinriksdottir and the Griffs will open MAAC play at 7 p.m. on Friday at Saint Peter’s and play at Rider on Sunday at 1 p.m.