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On This Day In History | 1944

March 10, 2011

The Blue and White | Front Row: Taft, Grime, Sniffen & Drake

On this day 67 years ago the basketball team continued living on the edge as they won their 7th game of the season by 2 points or less in a 26-24 triumph over St. Dominic’s to close the season.  The win capped a 15-3 campaign for the Blue and White as they avenged a 17-23 loss to St. Dom’s on February 11th.  The game was close throughout and for a 6 minute span during the final quarter the score remained deadlocked at 24 until captain Caleb Sniffin sank the winning basket for the win.  Don Drake and Lyman Taft anchored the defense while Phil Grime was a force on the boards.  The narrow win was a commonplace occurrence for the boys during the ’44 season as shown by the selected scores:

  • 1/12 | Stony Brook 35 | St. Paul’s 34
  • 1/15 | Stony Brook 27 | Poly Prep 26
  • 2/8 | Stony Brook 31 | Huntington 29
  • 2/16 | Stony Brook 32 | Huntington 31
  • 2/25 | Stony Brook 33 | Northport 32
  • 3/7 | Stony Brook 28 | Seton Hall 26
  • 3/10 | Stony Brook 26 | St. Dominic’s 24

 

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