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On This Day In History | 2003

January 9, 2011

The Bears | Harney (#4), Vimont (#42) & Sprauve (#23)

The boys basketball team began their journey toward an undefeated League Championship season with a close win over visiting Southold.  After one quarter the Bears looked as though they might cruise to an easy victory in their League VIII opener, leading 20-8, but the Settlers won the 2nd frame 17-11 leaving the Brook ahead a mere 6 points at halftime.  The boys showed little spirit in the 3rd quarter as they squandered away the lead, allowing the visitors to take the quarter 16-8.  Trailing 39-41 entering the 4th quarter, the blue and white needed a hero to step up and junior Steve Harney came through when his team needed him, drilling 2 of his 5 3-pointers during a 15-5 run that wrested control away from Southold.  However, after Sean Sprauve fouled out and 6’8″ center Burt Vimont was blocked on a layup attempt, the Bears faced an important defensive stand, up by 3 with just 30 seconds remaining.  The home team suffocated the opposition and the Settlers were unable to even attempt a shot.  On the ensuing possession Harney iced the game with 2 free throws, securing the 56-52 win.  Harney led all scorers with 18 while twin towers Vimont and Sprauve were huge inside with 16 points and 15 rebounds and 14 points and 10 rebounds respectively.

Steven Harney had six points and three assists in a 15-5 run that gave SB a 55-50 lead with a minute left in League VIII. Bert Vimont had 18 points and 12 rebounds, including a defensive board to seal it.

~ Newsday



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