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On This Day In History | 1998

January 20, 2019
G Basketball 1998

The 1997-98 girls’ basketball squad

On this day 21 years ago, the girls’ basketball team topped Southampton in non-league play, 53-40.

Rebecca Fischer notched 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 blocks while freshman Michelle Spurlock scored 8 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Brook.




Scanlon Powers Bears Past Waldorf

January 19, 2019

On Friday night the girls’ basketball team defeated the Waldorf School, 41-12, to improve to 9-1 in PSAA play. They remain in first place in the PSAA East Division. The win gave the Bears their 6th win in a row, a feat last accomplished in 2013, the last time they also won at least nine games in a season.

Sarah Hull and Beth Felix staked the Brook to an early 4-0 lead before an old fashioned three-point play from Niamh Scanlon and a 3-pointer from Felix gave the Bears a 10-3 lead after one. In the second quarter the Bear defense reared its head as they shutout the Wolverines while seizing control with 14 points of their own. The Blue & White nabbed four steals and blocked 2 shots while Scanlon powered the offense with a pair of threes. Liz Robbins added a jumper while Nadia Hall and Bekah Detwiler added layups as the Brook took a 24-3 lead into the break.

In the third quarter the Bears outscored Waldorf 12-5, thanks to 8 points and 2 steals from Scanlon, before closing with a 5-4 final frame.

Scanlon scored a game-high 18 points while Felix (7), Hall (4), Detwiler (4), Hull (4), Robbins (2), and Wura Obasanjo (2) rounded out the scoring.

The Bears are back in action on Friday in a non-league match-up at Hampton Bays.


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Tankeh 7th in America East 60m Standings

January 19, 2019
Tankeh Hartford

Tankeh in action last year

Charles Tankeh ’16, who won Suffolk County crowns in the 100m and 200m dashes for the Bears in 2014, is currently ranked 7th in the America East Conference 60m dash standings.

Hartford’s top sprinter ran 7.03 at the Dartmouth Relays on Jan. 13, which placed him 4th in the field after the prelims. He ran his personal best for the Hawks (6.96) last December in a 5th place finish at the Yale Season Opener.


America East 60m Top Ten

  1. Greg Matzelle (Binghamton) – 6.84
  2. Brian Nelson (UMBC) – 6.90
  3. Nikolas Smith (Boston University) – 6.91
  4. Garfield Napier (Albany) – 6.95
  5. Seth Beard (Vermont) – 7.02
  6. Osiris Nicholson (Albany) – 7.02
  7. Charles Tankeh (Hartford) – 7.03
  8. Thomas Chant (New Hampshire) – 7.05
  9. Kelby Mace (Maine) – 7.07
  10. Nelson Wyatt Jr. (Hartford) – 7.11



Etienne Atop Big Ten HJ Standings

January 19, 2019
Etienne Indiana

Etienne in action earlier this season (PC: Indiana Athletics)

Jyles Etienne ’17, Indiana University’s soaring sophomore, is currently #1 in the Big Ten Conference high jump standings and 14th overall in America thanks to a leap of 7′ 1″ earned in the Hoosiers’ Jan. 5 dual meet victory over Tennessee.


Big Ten Top Ten

  1. Jyles Etienne (Indiana) – 7′ 1″
  2. Zach Dybul (Wisconsin) – 6′ 10″
  3. Devin Bradham (Penn State) – 6′ 9″
  4. Cody Stine (Ohio State) – 6′ 8.75″
  5. Spencer Hay (Penn State) – 6′ 7.25″
  6. Jay Hunt (Iowa) – 6′ 6.75″
  7. Ben Gucinski (Minnesota) – 6′ 6.75″
  8. George Ghafari (Wisconsin) – 6′ 6.75″
  9. Kenneth Hornbuckle (Purdue) – 6′ 3.5″
  10. David Bolles (Penn State) – 6′ 3.25″



Etienne Takes Gladstein Invite Title

January 19, 2019
Etienne Indiana

Etienne in action earlier this season (PC: Indiana Athletics)

This afternoon, Jyles Etienne ’17 took top honors in the high jump at the Gladstein Invitational hosted by Indiana University. His leap of 6′ 11.75″ bested Albert Kalala of Cincinnati (6′ 10.75″), Noah Kleiman of St. Norbert (6′ 2″), and Zach Stadnika of Oakland (NH) as he earned his fourth invitational victory for the Hoosiers.

Etienne is currently the Big Ten leader in the high jump with a season best of 7′ 1″, earned in a dual meet vs. Tennessee.

Etienne and the Hoosiers are back in action next Saturday as they host the Indiana University Relays.



On This Day In History | 1999

January 19, 2019
Basketball 1999

The 1998-99 Bears

On this day 20 years ago, the boys’ basketball team edged Southold, 58-55.

The Bears raced out to an 18-7 lead after the first quarter, powered by Seth Kuh’s 7 points, before taking a 29-17 lead into the break.

The Brook held a 9-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, but had to hold on as Southold exploded for 27 in the frame, nearly matching their output from the previous three quarters. Dave Marvin scored 9 of his 17 points in the final frame to help the Bears weather the storm.




On This Day In History | 1991

January 18, 2019
Swimming 1991

The 1991 Bears

On this day 28 years ago, the 400 yard freestyle relay team broke their own newly minted school record in a 95-88 win over Hauppauge.

Will Smith, Pete Salvan, Casey O’Donnell, and Rob Metzger sliced through the water in a time of 3:35.73 to shatter their week-old mark of 3:37.9.



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