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On This Day In History | 1997

December 18, 2010

The Bears | Kiernan (#33) and Fischer (1st row, 2nd from right)

The girls basketball team improved to 2-0 league play by crushing Bridgehampton 84-36.  Rebecca Fischer recorded a milestone in the rout, returning from an illness to score 35 points and cruise past her own school record of 26 set the previous season.  The Bears’ looked strong in their 1st league game, a 46-14 drubbing of Port Jefferson, and improved their average margin of victory to 40 points in the 48 point win over the Killer Bees.

The Brook showed the Bees they were in for a long night in an 18-2 opening quarter.  Then, after a 20-8 2nd frame, the blue and white took a 38-10 edge into the break with Fischer accounting for 22 of the team’s total.  In the 3rd quarter Bridgehampton doubled its point total in a 10 point quarter, but the Bears’ high-octane offense exploded for 28 as Sara Kiernan and Fischer poured in 13 and 10 respectively to put the game out of reach.  Fischer finished just short of a double-double with 35 points, 9 rebounds and 6 steals.  Keirnan was just 4 points shy of the former school record, adding 22 points.

Fischer Nets School-Record 35

What better place for Rebecca Fischer’s return than the cozy confines of the tiny gymnasium at Bridgehampton.

Fischer, who missed Tuesday’s win over Port Jefferson with bronchitis, returned to the lineup yesterday and broke loose for a school-record 35 points as Stony Brook defeated Bridgehampton, 84-36, in a League VIII girls basketball game. Fischer, a 6-1 junior who also had nine rebounds and six steals, eclipsed her record of 26 set last season.

Fischer scored 22 points in the first half as Stony Brook raced to a 38-10 lead. The Bears then erupted for 28 points in the third quarter as Fischer had 10 and Sara Kiernan added 13 of her 22. For the game, Kiernan went 10-for-10 from the free-throw line and Stony Brook was 28 of 37.

“They press and trap a lot,” Stony Brook coach Keith Singer said of Bridgehampton.  “It was an up-tempo game, which fits right into [Fischer’s] hands because she likes to get out and run and go to the basket.”

~ Newsday




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