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On This Day In History | 1957

March 2, 2011

On this day 54 years ago the boys basketball team clinched the Ivy League Championship, their 1st since 1949.  In a 75-42 romp over St. Paul’s the boys officially clinched the crown for only the 2nd time in school history.  Behind strong efforts by Stony Brook Hall of Famers Allan Malachuk and Frank Visted the Brook built an insurmountable 41-20 halftime lead.  Malachuk and Visted finished with 20 and 19 points respectively while Bruce Strong chipped in with 10.  As the final horn sounded the boys hoisted coach Jim Fenton onto their shoulders, celebrating the first hardwood championship in 8 years.

1956-1957 Season Results

  • Stony Brook 59 | West Babylon 48
  • Stony Brook 61 | La Salle 62
  • Stony Brook 71 | Lindenhurst 58
  • Stony Brook 61 | East Meadow 50
  • Stony Brook 53 | Horace Mann 38*
  • Stony Brook 50 | Poly Prep 30*
  • Stony Brook 58 | Hackley 51*
  • Stony Brook 62 | Adelphi 53
  • Stony Brook 58 | St. Paul’s 55*
  • Stony Brook 69 | Trinity 61*
  • Stony Brook 69 | Riverdale 68*
  • Stony Brook 76 | Horace Mann 65*
  • Stony Brook 66 | Poly Prep 51*
  • Stony Brook 47 | Hackley 56*
  • Stony Brook 63 | Adelphi 52*
  • Stony Brook 75 | St. Paul’s 42*
  • Stony Brook 44 | Trinity 43*
  • Stony Brook 69 | Riverdale 30*

*Ivy League Game

The Headlines

Brooks Down St. Paul’s to Win Ivy Crown

~ Newsday 3/4/57

Brooks Ivy Champs, Coach Jim Fenton’s Cagers Cop First Crown Since 1949

~ Port Jefferson Record 3/7/57

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