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February 10, 2011

The Bears | Green (#55), Fischer (#34) and Mattimore (#33)

On this day 17 years ago Jonas Fischer scored a remarkable 50 points against Shelter Island on their home floor to lead the Bears to a 100-70 victory over the Indians.  It is still only the 2nd time in school history that a boys basketball player has reached the half-century mark, the 1st coming on February 15, 1978 when Dave Wilson poured in 54 in his final game.  As you might imagine, Fischer began to find the rim quickly as he netted 12 in the opening frame that the Brook took 25-16.  He slowed down a bit in the 2nd quarter with 7, but Matt Mattimore picked up the slack with 9 as the Bears won the quarter 25-9 to take a commanding 50-34 halftime lead.  Fischer dropped in 9 points in the 3rd frame to give him an impressive 28 through 3 quarters, but not even he could have imagined what would transpire in the final 8 minutes.

Fischer caught fire in the 4th quarter, scoring a remarkable 22 points that caused the Stony Brook manager to begin utilizing the margins of the scorebook.  Incredibly, Fischer did not register a point in the 4th until 5:33 remained, but once he began the Indians were powerless to stop him.  He scored 12 of the Bears’ 14 points from the 5:33 mark to the 2:56 mark.  He scored again with 2:06 left, hit a 3-pointer with 1:01 remaining, scored with 48 seconds left and then drilled a 3-pointer with 26 seconds on the clock to give him an amazing 50 on the game.  Coach Mike Hickey remembers both Fischer and this particular game fondly.  He recalls how Fischer asked out of the game for a breather in the 4th quarter, the only time he had ever done so, until Hickey mentioned that he had 44 points.  After hearing the number Fischer got a 2nd wind, stayed in the game and had one of the most memorable performances in Stony Brook history.  Coach Hickey still jokes that Fischer and Cori Cass, who guarded each other during the game, made some kind of deal prior to tip off.  That fact that Cass scored 37 in the game may help support such a claim.

The islanders must have been thoroughly tired of Fischer since just 3 days earlier he had dropped in 32 against them to give him 82 points over a span of 2 games.  Though Fischer’s offense received the brunt of the credit, Mattimore’s 22 points and Alastair Green’s 9, all of which coming in the 4th quarter, stood out as well.

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Fischer’s Statistics

Category | Fischer’s Statistic | % of team total

  • Total Points | 50 | 50%
  • 3-Pointers | 2 | 40%
  • 2-Point Field Goals | 20 | 58.8%
  • Free Throws | 4 | 28.6%

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Box Score

Stony Brook

  • Mattimore 8-4-22, Roban 1-1-4, Mandungu 1-2-4, [Jonas Fischer] 22-4-50, Meserole 2-1-5, Melchiorre 2-0-4, Green 4-0-9, Lakew 0-2-2. Totals: 40-14-100

Shelter Island

  • Cass 14-8-37, Rice 4-5-13, Regan 4-0-12, Thompson 1-0-2, Simes 2-0-4, Gulluscio 0-2-2. Totals: 25-15-70

Three-Point goals

  • Stony Brook 6 (Fischer 2, Mattimore 2, Roban, Green)
  • Shelter Island 5 (Regan 4, Cass).

 

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Brooklyn permalink
    February 10, 2011 8:56 PM

    I never knew my husband was such an amazing athlete. Thank you for this well-written post. I felt like I was at the game!

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    • February 10, 2011 9:46 PM

      So glad you enjoyed it! Jonas was incredible and my dad (Coach Hickey) remembers him as one of his favorite players.

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  2. Rebecca Smith permalink
    February 11, 2011 2:45 AM

    Thanks Dan for the awesome write up! Jonas taught me everything I knew about basketball. Well not really but I did look up to him because he was number 34 (his love for Charles Barkley) so I chose number 34 too! Love you JOnas, YOU THE JONES, #1

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