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On This Day In History | 2004

February 17, 2011

Harney drives past a Settler

On this day 7 years ago the boys basketball team defeated Southold 66-45 in the Suffolk County semifinals, stemming a furious comeback in the process.  The Bears jumped on their east end rivals from the start as they fed off 8 points from Ryan Mealey to take an incredible 22-4 lead after the 1st quarter.  However, as great as the opening frame was, the 2nd quarter was a near disaster as the blue and white was outscored 2-15 to take a slim 5 point lead into the break.  Even more troubling than the squandered lead was the condition of captain Steve Harney.  During the 1st quarter he took an inadvertent elbow to the nose and in the locker room was slumped over in his locker, seemingly dazed, for the entirety of coach Mike Hickey’s halftime comments.  However, like he had so many times before, Harney elevated his game when his team needed him the most.  He connected on a huge 3-pointer in the 3rd quarter to lead the Brook to a 9 point lead entering the 4th, then poured in 15 of his 26 points in the final frame to seal the victory.  Harney dished out 10 assists to go along with his game-high 26 points, which included 3 3-pointers, while Mealey and Brendan Penn totaled 14 and 11 points respectively.

Steven Harney shook off the pain of an elbow to the face and scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter for No. 2 Stony Brook, which defeated No. 3 Southold, 66-45, yesterday in a Suffolk Class C boys basketball semifinal.

Harney, who was injured in the first quarter, also had 10 assists. Ryan Mealey added 14 points, including eight in the first quarter, to help Stony Brook (9-9) to a 22-4 lead.

~ Newsday




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  1. Coach Hickey permalink
    February 17, 2011 10:11 PM

    Awesome!!! Probably the toughest kid who ever played for me.


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