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On This Day In History | 1977

December 15, 2010

The Shrikes | Whitney (#10) and Wilson (Front, 3rd from left)

In a memorable night out on tiny Shelter Island the boys basketball team took down the Indians 102-90 in the highest combined scoring output in Stony Brook basketball history.  The Shrikes started fast, outscoring the islanders 21-14 in the 1st quarter, but after a spirited frame from the home team lead just 42-40 at the break.  The blue and white seized control of the game by outscoring Shelter Island 27-14 in the 3rd, giving them a 15 point edge going into the 4th quarter.  The final frame was played at a torrid pace as both teams, incredibly, topped the 30 point mark in the quarter.  The Indians won the battle 36-33, but ultimately lost the war by 12 points.  It is not often that a high school team scores 90 points in a loss, but on this wild night the Shrikes proved to be a bit more potent.  Dave Wilson was the leading scorer for the Brook with 28 points, while Mark Whitney, who won the New York State Cross Country Championship a little over a month earlier, finished with 25.

Game Statistics

  • Combined points: 192
  • Combined 4th quarter points: 69
  • Combined field goals: 73
  • Combined free throw attempts: 70
  • Combined fouls: 63
  • Number of times the span between baskets was 10 seconds or less: 30




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  1. December 16, 2010 1:11 AM

    Are you sure that isn’t Nils? Ha. That suit is quintessential “vintage.” Did you ask him if he still has it?


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