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On This Day In History | 1999

February 2, 2015
The 1999 Bears

The 1999 Bears

On this day 16 years ago the girls’ basketball team hung a loss on previously unbeaten Eastport to grab a share of the lead atop League VIII. The Bears built an early edge, only to watch the Ducks mount a comeback. Brooke Meserole came up with two big plays to help stem the tide and pave the way for the victory. Here is the write-up from Nick Lanteri of Newsday:

Stony Brook Girls Give Eastport Its First Loss

His star player, Rebecca Fischer, was performing as advertised and his team was playing inspired basketball, yet Stony Brook coach Keith Singer knew his club needed someone to step up and make a play early in the fourth quarter. Singer, anxiously pacing the sideline as his club allowed a 23-point lead to dwindle to 11, would get a reprieve in the form of an unlikely source.

Unheralded junior Brooke Meserole knocked down a clutch three-pointer and then put back a Fischer miss in the span of 27 seconds early in the fourth quarter as Stony Brook (9-1) opened the margin to 16 points and went on to beat previously unbeaten Eastport (8-1), 53-38, yesterday in a League VIII girls basketball game. Fischer finished with 25 points and eight rebounds, and teammate Michelle Spurlock added 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The victory would help pave the way for the program’s third consecutive league championship.




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