Images: Armfield Dunks Poly Prep

1/26/1966 | Jerry Armfield slams home 2 of his 39 points

On a cold January night in Carson Gymnasium, senior Jerry Armfield had a performance to remember. With rival Poly Prep visiting from Brooklyn, Armfield put on an offensive show, burning Poly for 39 points on 17 of the team’s 32 field goals. Stony Brook was, as said in the April 1966 Stony Brook Bulletin, “unstoppable from the opening tap, building at one point a 30-point lead over the Brooklynites.”

In each of the first two quarters Armfield single-handedly outscored the city boys, 9-5 in the first and 10-8 in the second to help the Blue and White build an insurmountable 42-13 lead. Our towering center, who “enjoys stuffing the little orange ball” (Res Gestae 1966), added 8 more points in the third and 12 in the fourth to lead the Brook to a 75-57 win. No other Brooker finished in double-figures, but it was of little consequence as Poly was powerless to stop Armfield’s scoring barrage.

With Armfield’s 39 markers, it was an easy push to romp over Poly.

April 1966 Stony Brook Bulletin


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