Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
"We put forth a total team effort tonight," said head coach Michele Cherry. "At times our defense was as good as it has been all year and we did a lot of nice things on offense. We received contributions from everybody tonight, led by Jeter's impressive performance."
Stony Brook showed a lot of hustle early on, grabbing five offensive rebounds and forcing UMBC into four turnovers as it led 12-5 5:19 into the game. The Seawolves quickly added onto their advantage with some sharp shooting, especially from beyond the arc. SBU connected on three of its first four three-point attempts, including one by freshman Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) which gave the Seawolves a ten point lead with 13:24 remaining.
SBU's touch from the outside would continue as Jeter knocked down her third triple of the half at the 5:07 mark to put the Seawolves on top 37-18. Stony Brook would maintain its double-digit advantage for the remainder of the half as it connected on six of eight three-pointers.
UMBC would open the second half on a 7-3 run and cut the Seawolves lead to 12 before SBU responded with back-to-back buckets by sophomore Destiny Jacobs (Glen Burnie, Md.) and Jeter. Leading 53-38 with 12:10 remaining, senior Crystal Rushin (Valley Stream, N.Y.) scored six of the next seven points for the Seawolves to help push the lead back to 19.
Stony Brook would continue to pour it on as Jeter connected on her fourth three of the night with 4:59 left to put the Seawolves up by 69-48. SBU's lead would grow to as many as 23 on a layup by junior Misha Horsey (Wyncote, Pa.). SBU shot 43% for the game while pulling down 51 total rebounds. It's the second time this season the Seawolves have pulled down 50 or more rebounds.
Jeter's four threes were a new career high and she fell just one point shy of tying her career high for points. She earned the America East Player of the Game honors for Stony Brook, while Michelle Kurowski scored a team-high 13 for UMBC to earn the honor for the Retrievers.
Stony Brook's next game will be a home contest against Hartford on Saturday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. The game is part of "Stony Brook Basketball Alumni Day" and precedes the men's basketball contest at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Freshman Marcus Rouse (Upper Marlboro, Md.) scored a game-high 17 points and sophomore Bryan Dougher's (Scotch Plains, N.J.) three-pointer with 1:08 remaining broke a 58-all tie as the Stony Brook University men's basketball team defeated the Albany Great Danes, 67-61, in America East Conference action on Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium. Stony Brook improves to 14-7 with the victory and 6-2 in the America East, which is its best start in conference play since joining the America East in 2001-02.
"I'm really proud of the way our team competed out there today," Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell said. "It was a typical hard fought America East game and our guys made the plays they needed to make down the stretch to win the basketball game."
Rouse shot 8-for-10 from the field and scored 11 of his season-high 17 points in the second half. Sophomore Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) added 14 points and eight rebounds while sophomore Dallis Joyner (Norfolk, Va.) recorded his third double-double of the season (10 points, 10 rebounds). It was also the third straight double-digit rebound game for Joyner.
Stony Brook trailed 52-47 with 6:16 remaining following a Mike Johnson lay-up but Rouse answered with a jumper before Brenton hit one of two free throws to bring the Seawolves within two. Brenton then drilled a three a possession later to give the Seawolves a 53-52 lead.
SBU eventually built its lead to four but Albany scored six of the next eight points to tie the game at 58 with 2:08 left. Albany forced misses by Dougher and junior Chris Martin (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) on the Seawolves ensuing possession. Albany guard Tim Ambrose grabbed the rebound off Martin's miss but Brenton came from behind and tipped the ball away.Martin collected the loose ball and the Seawolves called timeout with 1:23 left. SBU then worked the ball to Dougher, who drilled a three from the right corner to put the Seawolves on top 61-58. Joyner then intercepted a pass at the top of the key on Albany's next possession and took it the length of the court for a thunderous dunk.
The Great Danes cut the Stony Brook lead to 63-61 on a Mike Black three with 19 seconds left but Dougher knocked down four three throws in the final 16 seconds to seal the Seawolves third straight win. The 14-7 start is the Seawolves best start since 1990-91.
The game was close early, with neither team taking more than a two-point lead until Jake Lindfors knocked down a three to give the Great Danes a 15-12 lead with nine minutes to go in the first half. Stony Brook tied the game at 16 on an inside hoop from Joyner but Albany then scored seven of the next nine points to take a 23-18 lead with 4:27 remaining.
But the Seawolves answered with six straight points, taking a 24-23 advantage on a Brenton hoop with 1:26 left. An Ambrose bucket with under a minute remaining gave Albany the lead back but Joyner got free for a lay-up with 34 seconds left to send SBU into the break with a 26-25 lead.
Stony Brook maintained a slim lead through the early portions of the second half before Albany took a two-point lead on a Blake Metcalf lay-up with 14:07 to go. The Seawolves eventually grabbed the lead back, going up by as many as three on two free throws from sophomore Danny Carter (London, England).
But Albany went on a 10-2 run over the next five minutes to take the 52-47 lead with 6:16 to go. The game featured 13 ties and 10 lead changes.
Black scored a team-high 15 for Albany and was named their America East Player of the Game. Rouse was named the America East Player of the Game for the Seawolves, who shot 46.3 percent for the game.
Stony Brook now has six days off before hosting Boston University on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Pritchard Gymnasium. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. for the America East Conference clash which will follow the Stony Brook women's basketball team game against the Hartford Hawks at 4 p.m. For ticket information go to www.goseawolves.org or call 631-632-WOLF.
Stony Brook's Department of Athletics will be hosting a `Celebration of Basketball' at Saturday's doubleheader, during which the Seawolves will welcome back Stony Brook men's and women's basketball alumni in addition to honoring their 1,000 point scorers.
Friday, January 22, 2010
The sophomore guard had 20 points, shooting 5-for-6 from three-point range, as visiting Stony Brook earned a 65-60 America East Conference victory over first-place Vermont.
"What a terrific win for our guys on the road against an excellent Vermont team," SBU coach Steve Pikiell said. "Our guys really executed well on both ends of the court and we then stepped up and made the plays we had to make down the stretch after they made a run at us."
It was the first win at Vermont in nine tries for the Seawolves (13-7, 5-2 America East). They had dropped four of their last six road games, including the last two against conference opponents Binghamton and Maine.
Vermont (14-6, 5-1), which was led by Marqus Blakely with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Evan Fjeld with 13 points and 10 rebounds, had its winning streak halted at seven.
Dougher has hit 38 of his last 59 treys and is averaging 18.8 points in his last nine games. Chris Martin had 13 points, Muhammad El-Amin added 11 and Dallis Joyner had eight points and 10 rebounds for SBU. Garvey Young had 11 points for Vermont, which outrebounded Stony Brook 39-29.
With SBU trailing 46-45, Dougher's three-pointer sparked a 13-2 run that put the Seawolves up 58-48 with 7:28 to go, but a 12-3 run moved the Catamounts to within 61-60 with 2:29 left.
Martin answered with a steal and a layup, extending the lead to three with 31 seconds left. El-Amin and Dougher each hit a free throw in the final 17 seconds to make it 65-60.
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Burlington, Vt. - Sophomore Bryan Dougher (Scotch Plains, N.J.) scored a game-high 20 points and junior Chris Martin (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) scored all of his 13 points in the second half as the Stony Brook University men's basketball team used a 13-2 run midway through the second half to take a 10-point lead and then held on late to defeat the first-place Vermont Catamounts, 65-60, on Thursday night at Patrick Gym. Stony Brook improves to 13-7 overall and 5-2 in the America East with the victory. It is the Seawolves best start in conference play since joining the America East in 2001-02. The loss snaps a seven-game winning streak for Vermont, who falls to 14-6 and 5-1.
"What a terrific win for our guys on the road against an excellent Vermont team," Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell said. "Our guys really executed well on both ends of the court and we then stepped up and made the plays we had to make down the stretch after they [Vermont] made a run at us."
Dougher knocked down five of his six three-point attempts and was named the Seawolves America East Player of the Game. Sophomore Dallis Joyner (Norfolk, Va.) added eight points and 10 rebounds while senior Muhammad El-Amin (Lansing, Mich.) chipped in with 11 points. Marqus Blakely scored a team-high 17 points for the Catamounts, who had won 18 of their last 19 regular season conference game.
Stony Brook trailed 44-39 early in the second half but Dougher then scored on a driving lay-up to spark a 6-1 Stony Brook run that tied the game at 45 with just less than 12 minutes remaining in the game. Brendan Bald hit one of two free throws to give UVM a one-point lead but Dougher responded with a three to kick start a 13-2 run that gave SBU a 58-48 lead with seven minutes remaining in the game.
Vermont scored five of the next six points to close within five before Martin scored on a driving lay-up to give the Seawolves a 61-53 lead. The Catamounts responded with the next seven points though, closing within one on a Blakely hoop with just over two minutes left.
SBU still led by one with just over a minute left when Blakely blocked a driving lay-up from El-Amin. Nick Vier grabbed the loose ball for the Catamounts but Martin stripped him, giving the Seawolves a fresh shot clock. Martin then scored on a driving hoop in the lane to push the Stony Brook lead to three.
Joey Accaoui missed a three on Vermont's ensuing possession and the ball caromed out of bounds to the Seawolves. SBU then in-bounded the ball to El-Amin, who was fouled and hit one of two free throws with 16.3 seconds left. Garvey Young then missed a three and Dougher grabbed the rebound to secure the Seawolves first victory in nine trips to Patrick Gym.
Vermont scored the first six points of the game but Stony Brook answered with five straight points to climb within one. Garvey Young scored two straight hoops to push the UVM lead back to five but Dougher then sandwiched a pair of threes around a Blakley free throw to tie the game at 11.
Stony Brook took its first lead of the game, 17-15, on two free throws from sophomore Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) with 12:01 remaining. Vermont answered with a 12-0 run over the next four minutes to take a 10-point lead but Dougher drilled his third three of the half to end the UVM spurt and then followed that by banking in a jumper from the left elbow to cut the Vermont lead to 27-22. The Seawolves tied the game at 31 with 1:12 left following four straight Seawolves points from sophomore Danny Carter (London, England) and a fast-break lay-up from El-Amin. Young scored on a driving lay-up with 25 seconds left to send Vermont into the break with a 33-31 lead.
SBU scored six of the first eight points of the second half to take a two point lead before a Blakely fast-break dunk sparked a 9-2 UVM run that gave the Catamounts a 44-39 advantage. The Seawolves shot 43.1 percent from the field and knocked down six of their 12 three-point attempts.
Stony Brook returns to action on Sunday, hosting Albany at Pritchard Gymnasium in a game that will be televised on MSG Plus. Game time is set for 12 p.m. For ticket information go to www.goseawolves.org or call 631-632-WOLF.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Leading by as many as 21 in the second half, Stony Brook University's women's basketball team saw its lead dwindle to as few as six, but held off the late rally by Albany for a 46-37 victory on Tuesday night in Pritchard Gymnasium. Freshman Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) led the way for Stony Brook with 11 points. The Seawolves' second-straight win puts them at 5-13 (3-3 America East) on the year while Albany drops to 7-10 (0-4).
"This might be the ugliest game I've ever been apart of, but the fact that we won makes it a little prettier," said head coach Michele Cherry. "Give Albany credit as they never quit and fought their way back into the game. We are fortunate to have won tonight."
Leading by 21 with 10:09 remaining in the second half, Stony Brook went scoreless for the next 9:15 while Albany scored 15 to move within six. A lefty layup from Landers with 53 seconds remaining broke the scoreless streak for the Seawolves and helped SBU hold on for the victory.
The game opened with the two teams trading baskets, until Albany eventually opened its largest lead of the game at 15-12 on a layup by Cassandra Callaway with 11:24 remaining. The Great Danes' lead would not last long however as the Seawolves moved back on top two minutes later when a no-look pass from junior Misha Horsey (Wyncote, Pa.) found Landers under the basket for an uncontested layup. Callaway's basket would end up being Albany's final field goal of the half as SBU's defensive pressure forced Albany into 17 turnovers and a 0-15 shooting performance for the remainder of the period.
During Albany's offensive struggles, senior Crystal Rushin (Valley Stream, N.Y.) was a spark for the Seawolves off the bench. She scored all seven of her first half points in under two minutes, capped by a three-point play with 3:19 remaining which increased the Seawolves' lead to 12 at 27-15.
Stony Brook continued to put the clamps on Albany defensively in the second half, holding them without a point until the 15:39 mark. SBU would bounce back quickly though as Landers knocked down a corner three and then converted a fastbreak layup to make it 35-19.
Three field goals later, the Seawolves' lead would be at 21 and Albany would begin its comeback. Julie Forster scored eight of her game-high 14 points for Albany in the final ten minutes of the game. She added 12 rebounds and four blocks to earn the America East Player of the Game honors for the Great Danes. Landers' 4-for-8 shooting and key layup earned her Player of the Game for Stony Brook.
SBU does not play again until Sunday when it travels to Burlington to take on preseason favorite Vermont. Tip is set for 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
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Stony Brook, N.Y. - Sophomore Bryan Dougher (Scotch Plains, N.J.) led four Seawolves in double-figures with 23 points and sophomore Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Stony Brook University men's basketball team defeated the UMBC Retrievers, 81-69, in America East Conference action on Monday at Pritchard Gymnasium. With the victory, Stony Brook improves to 12-7 overall and 4-2 in the America East.
"We got a lot of good contributions from a lot of guys today," Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell said. "We really played well on the defensive end of the court in the second half against a very good offensive team. Overall, it was a terrific effort from our guys and it gives us some confidence as we get ready for Vermont on Thursday."
Dougher grabbed seven rebounds to go along with the 23 points for the Seawolves, who out-rebounded UMBC 50-28. Senior Muhammad El-Amin (Lansing, Mich.) added 20 points for Stony Brook, while junior Chris Martin (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) chipped in with 12 points and a career-high eight rebounds. Sophomore Dallis Joyner (Norfolk, Va.) grabbed a career-best 12 boards including seven of the Seawolves 25 offensive rebounds.
Stony Brook jumped to an 11-3 lead just three minutes in behind five early points from Brenton. The Seawolves lead grew to 16 on a three from sophomore Danny Carter (London, England) with 13:29 left before Shawn Grant knocked down a three to cut the SBU lead to 20-7.
UMBC eventually closed within 12 on another Grant three but Dougher drilled a three on the other end and Brenton then hit one of two free throws to put SBU up 28-12 midway through the half. UMBC answered with seven straight points to get within nine but Dougher hit a floater in the lane and Carter then followed with a dunk off a beautiful feed from freshman Preye Preboye (Springfield, Mass.).
Stony Brook still led by 13 following an alley-oop dunk from Martin to Brenton on an in-bounds play beneath the hoop before Chauncey Gilliam hit a tough runner in the lane to make it 38-27. Dougher answered with a three from the right corner to push the SBU lead to 14 but the Retrievers scored the final eight points of the half to close within 44-38 at the break.
Martin got the Seawolves off to a quick start in the second half as he stole the ball from Gilliam and took it the length of the court for a dunk. An Adrian Satchell lay-up with 15:57 to go cut the Stony Brook lead to 50-45 but Dougher then scored seven straight points over the next two and a half minutes to boost the SBU lead to 12.
UMBC got no closer than seven over the next several minutes until Robbie Jackson and Matt Spadaforda connected on back-to-back jumpers to trim the Stony Brook lead to 68-62 with three minutes remaining. The Retrievers nearly cut the SBU lead to four on their next possession but Brenton blocked a Chris De La Rosa lay-up attempt, leading to an El-Amin three-point play with 1:48 remaining.
The Retrievers would get no closer than eight the rest of the way as the Seawolves improved to 7-1 at Pritchard Gymnasium, matching its best start at home since 2000-01. Stony Brook out-scored the Retrievers 40-22 in the paint and turned the ball over just eight times.
Gilliam scored a game-high 24 points for the Retrievers and was named their America East Player of the Game. Dougher was named the America East Player of the Game for Stony Brook.
Stony Brook returns to action on Thursday, traveling to take on first-place Vermont. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Orono, Maine - Sophomore Destiny Jacobs (Glen Burnie, Md.) scored 15 points and grabbed ten rebounds and senior Kirsten Jeter (Elmont, N.Y.) poured in a game-high 18 as Stony Brook University's women's basketball team rallied for a 64-59 victory over Maine on Saturday night at the Alfond Arena. With their first road victory of the season, the Seawolves are now 4-13 (2-3 America East) while Maine drops to 5-12 (1-4).
"I'm really proud of the effort we gave tonight," said head coach Michele Cherry. "We showed a lot of poise down the stretch, took care of the ball when we needed to and hit free throws when they counted the most. It was great to see Destiny step up tonight and have such a great game on the road."
A pair of three's by freshman Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) helped Stony Brook jump out to an early 7-5 lead. Six unanswered points by Maine would put the Black Bears in front at 11-7 before the Seawolves bounced back scoring eight of the next 12 to knot the score at 15-15. Senior Joia Daniels (Silver Spring, Md.) hit the tying jumper at 11:44, but the Seawolves would go cold over the next 5:30 as Maine moved back in front, 21-15.
SBU would have a strong finish to the half, however, outscoring Maine 11-6 behind four points from Jacobs. Junior Misha Horsey (Wyncote, Pa.) capped the run and ended the half with an acrobatic jumper in the paint. Stony Brook's defense forced the Black Bears into five turnovers during the stretch and 28 overall for the game.
The second half started with the two teams trading baskets as the lead was exchanged five different times. Stony Brook's defense kick started its offense as the Seawolves turned three steals into fastbreak layups to pull in front 38-35 with 14:11 left. Maine's Kristin Baker kept the Black Bears within striking distance with three timely three pointers, the last of which started an 11-2 run for Maine.
Trailing by as many as five with under five minutes to go, SBU clawed its way back into the game pulling within one at 51-50 on a three-point play from Jeter at the 3:50 mark. After trading baskets, another steal by the Seawolves turned into a layup for Jeter, regaining the lead for SBU at 56-55. Clutch free throw shooting by Jacobs and Horsey down the stretch helped ice the game for Stony Brook as it held on for the 64-59 victory.
Stony Brook returns to action on Tuesday, hosting Albany at Pritchard Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. For ticket information, go to www.goseawolves.org or call 631-632-WOLF.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
“Give credit to Maine, they made the stops they needed to make down the stretch and we didn’t,” Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell said. “We played terrific in the first half but we didn’t execute like we needed to on either end of the floor in the second half.”
Joyner scored 13 of his 17 in the first half and also finished the game with nine rebounds. Sophomore Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) had six points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Barnies added a team-high nine boards for the Black Bears, who shot 60.7 percent (17-for-28) in the second half.
The Seawolves trailed 60-57 with four minutes left before sophomore Bryan Dougher (Scotch Plains, N.J.) hit one of two free throws to cut the Maine lead to two. Junior Bernal scored on a put-back lay-up to push the Black Bear lead to four before junior Chris Martin (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) scored on a driving lay-up while getting fouled.
Brenton then hit one of two free throws with 49 seconds left to bring the Seawolves within one. But the Black Bears put the game away on their ensuing possession as Sean McNally drilled a three with 18 seconds left.
Stony Brook jumped on the Black Bears early, grabbing a 12-5 lead after five minutes behind nine points from Joyner. Murphy Burnatowski hit a three to bring Maine within four but Dougher and freshman Leonard Hayes (Voorhees, N.J.) then hit back-to-back threes to give the Seawolves an 18-8 advantage.
Maine closed its deficit to four on a Gerald McLemore three but Hayes scored on a runner in the lane to kick start a 10-0 Stony Brook run that included two three-pointers from El-Amin and a fast-break dunk from Joyner off a feed from Dougher.
The Black Bears got within nine on a Barnies hoop but Brenton then intercepted a McNally pass and took the ball the length of the court before feeding Joyner for an easy lay-up. Maine closed within nine again on two McLemore free throws with under four minutes left in the half but Brenton then collected a Hayes miss and finished a reverse lay-up while getting fouled.
Brenton hit the free throw to complete the three-point play that put SBU up 35-23. El-Amin’s fourth three of the half put the Seawolves up 40-27 but McLemore knocked down on a three on the other end to make it 40-30 heading into the break.
Stony Brook came out strong to start the second half, scoring six of first eight points of the period to take a 46-32 lead. But the Black Bears answered with a 15-2 run over the next six and a half minutes to cut the SBU lead to one with 12:20 left.
Dougher responded with a three out of a Stony Brook timeout though and Brenton then hit one of two free throws following a Maine turnover to push the SBU lead back to five. Maine eventually tied the game on a McNally lay-in before taking the lead with 6:45 left on a Barnies bucket.
The Seawolves tied the game on a Brenton dunk but Maine re-gained the lead on a Bernal lay-up. Martin hit one of two free throws to bring SBU within one before Barnies scored a put-back hoop to push the Maine lead to three.
Stony Brook returns to action on Monday, hosting UMBC at Pritchard Gymnasium in a game that will be televised on MSG Plus. For ticket information, go to www.goseawolves.org or call 631-632-WOLF.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Vestal, N.Y. - Sophomore Bryan Dougher (Scotch Plains, N.J.) scored a team-high 21 points including the game-tying three with nine seconds left but Greer Wright hit the game-winning jumper with two seconds remaining to give the Binghamton Bearcats a 64-62 victory over the Stony Brook University men's basketball team in America East Conference action on Tuesday night at the Events Center. Stony Brook falls to 11-6 overall and 3-1 in the America East with the loss.
"We played well in stretches tonight," Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell said. "But we didn't play well enough on the defensive end of the court to win a conference game on the road."
Dougher knocked down seven of his 12 three-point attempts for the Seawolves, who also got 16 points from senior Muhammad El-Amin (Lansing, Mich.). El-Amin was named Stony Brook's America East Player of the Game. Wright scored 27 points to lead the Bearcats.
The Seawolves trailed by five with two minutes left before junior Chris Martin (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) completed a three-point play to cut the Binghamton lead to two. But Wright answered with a floater in the lane to push the Bearcat lead back to four.
Following a Binghamton timeout, Dougher drilled a three from the left corner to bring SBU within one. Wright hit one of two free throws with 35 seconds left, giving Stony Brook the ball down by two. The Seawolves got the ball to El-Amin, who was called for an offensive foul with 18.2 seconds left.
Wright then hit one of two free throws to push the Bearcats lead to three. The Seawolves worked the ball to Dougher, who drilled a three from 30 feet out to tie the game at 62. Wright took the ball the length of the court though, knocking down an off-balance jumper from the right elbow for the final points of the game.
Dougher nearly won the game for the Seawolves in the closing seconds, as he let fly a shot from just behind midcourt as the buzzer expired. But the ball just rimmed out, giving the Bearcats the victory.
Binghamton jumped to an early 10-4 lead behind seven points from Wright but El-Amin knocked down a three from the right wing to kick start a 7-0 run that gave the Seawolves a one point advantage. With the scored tied at 12, senior Andrew Goba (Durban, South Africa) hit a short jump hook and El-Amin then converted a reverse lay-up to push the SBU lead to four.
A Dougher three pushed the Stony Brook lead to seven before Chretien Lukusa snapped a five-minute scoreless drought for the Bearcats with a three-point play. Binghamton eventually closed to within two but Dougher answered by banking in a three from the left wing with the shot clock winding down to put SBU up 24-19 with four minutes remaining. The Bearcats scored 12 of the final 16 points of the half though to take a 31-26 lead into the break.
Stony Brook quickly erased its five-point halftime deficit, opening the second half on a 12-4 run to take a 38-37 lead. Binghamton answered with six straight points to regain its five-point advantage but Dougher responded with a three from the left corner to make it 43-41.
But Binghamton came back with a 7-2 run to take a 50-43 lead with nine minutes remaining in the game. The Bearcats still led by seven with just under six minutes to go before Martin got free for a lay-up.
El-Amin then hit a fade-away jumper to cut Stony Brook's deficit to three. Wright knocked down an off-balance three from the top of the key on the Bearcats next possession but Dougher drilled a three on the other end to make it 56-53 with four minutes left.
Stony Brook returns to action on Saturday, traveling to take on Maine. Game time is set for 2 p.m.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
New York, N.Y. -
Wolfie, Stony Brook University's mascot, traveled to New York City to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge this morning with Craig Carton of WFAN's Boomer and Carton Show. Wolfie, Carton, Boomer and over 4,000 others walked across the bridge to show support for the New York Jets as they prepare for their NFL Playoff game at Cincinnati this weekend. For more photos of Wolfie's trip click here.
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"It was a tale of two halves," Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell said. "We didn't play the way we're capable of in the first half. But I like the fact that we came out ready to play in the second half and did what we were supposed to defensively against a very dangerous offensive basketball team in Hartford."
Stony Brook's America East Player of the Game, Dougher went 5-for-7 from three-point land and 7-for-8 from the free throw line. Dougher is shooting 71 percent (22-for-31) from three-point land over the Seawolves last four games. After shooting just two free throws in the first half, Stony Brook went 27-for-38 from the line in the final 20 minutes.
El-Amin went 11-for-12 from the foul line for the Seawolves, who shot 50 percent from the field in the second half. Sophomore Dallis Joyner (Norfolk, Va.) grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds while junior Chris Martin (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) chipped in with 11 points. Joe Zeglinski led the Hawks (2-12, 0-1 AE) with 22 points and was named Hartford's America East Player of the Game.
The Seawolves trailed 23-20 at halftime but took control of the game at the start of the second half, scoring the first 17 points of the period to take a 37-23 lead. The Seawolves held the Hawks without a point in the second half until Zeglinksi hit two free throws with 10:47 remaining in the game to cut the Stony Brook lead to 37-25.
Dougher scored seven points during that stretch for Stony Brook, which notched 11 of their 17 points from the foul line during the run. A Zeglinski three midway through half trimmed the Stony Brook lead to 39-28 but Martin hit one of two free throws and sophomore Danny Carter (London, England) then drilled a three to push the SBU lead up to 15.
The Seawolves lead would grow to as much as 17 on Dougher's fifth triple of the game with 4:45 left in the game. The Hawks came within 10 on a Morgan Sabia three-pointer with 1:57 remaining but that as is as close as they would get as the Seawolves hit five free throws over the final minute and a half to seal its third straight victory.
SBU jumped to an 8-2 lead in the early going with the help of three-pointers from freshman Marcus Rouse (Upper Marlboro, Md.) and Dougher. Stony Brook still lead by five just over seven minutes into the game before Dougher nailed his second three of the game to push the SBU advantage to 14-6.
Stony Brook struggled to score over the next several minutes as Hartford scored eight straight points to tie the game at 14 with seven minutes left in the half. But El-Amin answered with an acrobatic lay-up and Dougher followed with a runner in the lane to put SBU back on top by four.
Hartford ran off seven straight points over the next three minutes though to jump in front 21-18 with three minutes remaining in the half. El-Amin drew Stony Brook to within one with a fade-away jumper from the right wing but Charles White responded with a driving lay-up to send Hartford into the break with the 23-20 lead.
Stony Brook returns to action on Sunday, hosting New Hampshire at Pritchard Gymnasium. Game time is set for 2 p.m. For ticket information go to www.goseawolves.org or call 631-632-WOLF.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Junior Kirsten Jeter (Elmont, N.Y.) scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Stony Brook University's women's basketball team defeated New Hampshire, 69-57, in America East Conference action on Wednesday night in Pritchard Gymnasium. The victory snaps a six-game slide for the Seawolves and moves them to 3-11 (1-1 America East) on the season while New Hampshire drops to 5-9 (0-2).
"We put together a total team effort tonight and it showed," said head Michele Cherry. "From start to finish we played hard, especially on the defensive end. Tamiel Murray was a huge spark for us and Dani Klupenger did a great job coming off the bench."
After a sluggish start, Stony Brook opened a three-point advantage on a transition three from freshman Dani Klupenger (Aurora, Ore.). On the following UNH possession, Klupenger forced a turnover which ended in a layup by sophomore Tamiel Murray (Teaneck, N.J.), extending the Seawolves lead to five with 14:50 remaining.
UNH would trim its deficit to two on a tough fall away jumper by Amy Simpson with 10:47 left, but SBU would answer with eight-straight points, including another three from Klupenger to build a double-digit cushion. The Wildcats would bounce right back, however, scoring 10 unanswered points to knot the score at 21-21 with just under six minutes remaining.
After combining to score 42 points in the first 14 minutes of the game, the two teams lit up the scoreboard over the next three minutes, scoring a total of 17 points with the Seawolves accounting for nine of them. Jeter would score five of her 15 first-half points during the stretch. SBU would finish the half off with a 7-0 run, including a three-pointer at the buzzer by junior Misha Horsey (Wyncote, Pa.) to take a 37-29 lead into halftime.
Stony Brook weathered an early 6-0 run by the Wildcats at the start of the second half and responded by scoring 13 of the next 20 points. Horsey and freshman Sam Landers (Springfield, Va.) each hit a jumper and three during the Seawolves' run. Horsey scored a season-high 16 points on the night.
A jumper from Jeter with 11:20 left would build the Seawolves lead to 11, but it would also be SBU's last point for almost four-and-a-half minutes. While the Seawolves were struggling on offense, their defense picked up the slack, forcing three UNH turnovers while allowing the Wildcats to score just two points.
After committing an average of six more turnovers per game than its opponents in its last three contests, the Seawolves turned the ball over a season-low nine times, ten fewer times than UNH. SBU also connected a season-high six three pointers, shooting 40% from beyond the arc.
Jeter and UNH's Candace Williams, who had a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds, were named the America East Players of the Game. Murray had a game-high five steals, leading the Seawolves to 13 total thefts on the night.
Stony Brook's next game will be this Saturday in Vestal, N.Y. The Seawolves take on Binghamton at 2:00 p.m.
Monday, January 4, 2010
2. Seton Hall (9-4)
3. Rutgers (9-4)
4. Hofstra (8-6)
5. Iona (9-5)
6. Princeton (7-4)
7. Stony Brook (9-5)
8. Army (9-4)
9. Fairfield (10-3)
10. Rider (8-7)
Eligible teams: St. John's, Hofstra, Stony Brook, Wagner, Iona, Fordham, Manhattan, Columbia, LIU, St. Francis NY, Rutgers, Seton Hall, FDU, St. Peter's, Rider, Army, Princeton, NJIT, Monmouth and Fairfield.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Dougher's Career Day Leads Men's Basketball To 84-75 Victory Over Boston University in America East Opener
Boston, Mass. - Sophomore Bryan Dougher (Scotch Plains, N.J.) scored a career-high 30 points, including a career-best eight three-pointers, to lead the Stony Brook University men's basketball team to an 84-75 victory over the Boston University Terriers in the America East opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Case Gymnasium. Stony Brook improves to 9-5 overall and 1-0 in the America East while BU falls to 5-8 and 0-1.
"What a terrific win on the road against a very good Boston University team," Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell. "We played with great energy and our execution, especially down the stretch, was very good.
Dougher scored 21 of his 30 points in the second half for the Seawolves, who hit a season high 12 three-pointers. Senior Muhammad El-Amin (Lansing, Mich.) added 23 points and eight rebounds, while sophomore Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) chipped in with 15 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
It was the first ever regular season victory at Case Gymnasium for Stony Brook, which shot a season-high 48.1 percent from the field. Jake O'Brien scored 27 points to lead the Terriers.
The Seawolves jumped to a 10-2 lead just over three minutes in behind six early points from El-Amin and four from Brenton. The Terriers rallied to take a 23-16 lead with 12 minutes remaining in the half following a three from John Holland but the Seawolves answered with six straight points, including two long jumpers from freshman Marcus Rouse (Upper Marlboro, Md.), to draw SBU within one midway through the half.
Tyler Morris scored on a driving layup to push the BU lead back to three but Brenton then knocked down a three from the right side to tie the game at 25. Dougher gave the Seawolves the lead a minute later as he knocked down back-to-back threes following a John Holland hoop to give Stony Brook a four point advantage.
BU regained the lead on a Carlos Strong three but Dougher drilled his third three of the half to give SBU a 34-32 lead with four minutes to go in the half. The Seawolves eventually built the lead to four on two free throws from freshman Preye Preboye (Springfield, Mass.) before Jake O'Brien knocked down a three to cut the SBU lead back to one.
An El-Amin three-point play with just over a minute remaining sent SBU into the break with a 41-37 lead. The Seawolves shot 48.4 percent in the half and knocked down seven of their 11 three-point attempts.
Stony Brook built its lead to six early in the second half on a thunderous put-back dunk from sophomore Dallis Joyner (Norfolk, Va.). The Terriers cut the Stony Brook advantage to two on a three from Strong but Brenton then hit one of two free throws and Dougher followed with a three to put the Seawolves back up by six with 13:37 remaining in the game.
Strong scored on a fade-away jumper to cut the SBU lead back to four but Dougher knocked down a long three and then hit one of two free throws to give SBU a 56-48 advantage. O'Brien scored four straight points to cut the Seawolves lead to four but Dougher drilled back-to-back threes to push the Stony Brook lead to 10.
The Seawolves lead grew to 13 on a driving lay-up from El-Amin with six minutes left and Dougher then followed with his eighth three of the game to put SBU up 70-54. The Terriers closed within eight with under two minutes left but junior Chris Martin (Springfield Gardens, N.Y.) and Dougher knocked down two free throws each to seal the victory for SBU.
The Seawolves return to action on Thursday, hosting Hartford at Pritchard Gymnasium. Game time is set for 7 p.m. For ticket information go to www.goseawolves.org or call 631-632-WOLF.