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Sunday, November 10, 2013

#Seawolves defeat Haverford to improve to 2-0

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Senior Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) eclipsed his career high in scoring for the second consecutive game, sophomore Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) had a second straight double-double and sophomore Scott King (Derry, N.H.) notched his first career double-double as the Stony Brook men's basketball team defeated Haverford College 81-65 Sunday afternoon at Pritchard Gymnasium.

Jackson had 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting, Warney posted 15 points and 10 rebounds, and King had 11 points to go with a career-high 10 rebounds. Stony Brook is now 2-0 for the second consecutive season and third time during head coach Steve Pikiell's tenure.

Head Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"Friday night, we played great against Marist. Today we were just 'OK.' The positives were that we had some strong performances from a few individuals and we rebounded the ball really well, but we missed a lot of layup opportunities and gave up too many points. The good thing about basketball is that there's another game to be played, and we're going to start preparing for Northeastern on Wednesday."

Turning Point
Haverford hung around the game for a long time, staying with single digits for most of the first half. Geoff Hartmann's three-pointer at 15:48 of the second half cut Stony Brook's lead to seven, 43-36.

That's when the #Seawolves came through with a 19-6 run that included seven points from Warney, who capped the run with a dunk at 9:37 to make the score 62-42.

The #Seawolves lead went as high as 23 points before they settled for the 16-point win.

Inside the Numbers
  • Stony Brook outshot Haverford, 48.4% to 40.0%.
  • The #Seawolves outrebounded Haverford, 47-26, and grabbed 14 offensive rebounds that led to 13 second chance points.
  • Stony Brook dominated in the paint, scoring 34 points down low to Haverford's 16.
  • Jackson's 24 points were a career high, eclipsing his previous high of 22 that he had just this past Friday night. It's the fifth 20-point game of his career.
  • Warney posted his second consecutive double-double and ninth of his career with his 15 points and 10 rebounds.
  • King turned in his first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. His 10 rebounds were a career high as were his two blocked shots.



 


News & Notes

  • Stony Brook has now won 12 straight home games at Pritchard Gymnasium and is 26-1 in the gym since Nov. 2011. 
  • The #Seawolves are now 11-1 all-time against Div. II/III opponents since becoming a Div. I program in 1999. They are 6-0 in this scenario since Steve Pikiell became head coach.
  • This was the first-ever meeting between Stony Brook and Haverford.

Up Next
Stony Brook will finish its season-opening, three-game homestead Wednesday against defending CAA regular season champion Northeastern at Pritchard Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The game can be seen live on AmericaEast.TV, and it will be broadcast on Champions Radio 96.9 & 107.1 FM and WUSB Radio 90.1 FM.