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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Warney leads SBU over Sacred Heart


Fairfield, CT - Jameel Warney scored 17 points, shooting 8-for-9, and grabbed eight rebounds to help Stony Brook beat Sacred Heart, 64-59, last night in Fairfield, Conn., in a non-conference game.
Stony Brook (8-2) has won four straight, extending its best start in its Division I history. The Seawolves' 5-1 record away from home is also their best road start ever.
"This was a tough game against a good Sacred Heart team," coach Steve Pikiell said. "We were able to make big plays late down the stretch, and I liked our execution. We called important timeouts and came out and executed our plays to get the win."
Anthony Jackson added 10 points, six assists and five rebounds for Stony Brook. The Seawolves got a strong all-around performance from Tommy Brenton, who had eight points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Stony Brook led 55-54 with less than 3 minutes to play but Shane Gibson's jumper put Sacred Heart (2-7) on top, 56-55, with 2:31 left.
Warney responded with consecutive baskets, a dunk and a layup, to put Stony Brook ahead 59-56 with 1:19 remaining.
After Gibson turned over the ball, Dave Coley hit a three-pointer to extend the Seawolves' lead to 62-56 with 30 seconds to play.
Three Gibson free throws cut Sacred Heart's deficit to three, but Jackson connected on two free throws with one second left to seal the victory. Gibson led the Pioneers with 22 points.
The Seawolves outrebounded the Pioneers 48-32, the 30th time in their last 34 games they have outrebounded their opponent.