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On This Day In History | 1999

February 23, 2018
Fischer G Basketball 1999

Fischer in the State Tournament at West Point

On this day 19 years ago, the girls’ basketball team won the program’s first Suffolk County Championship. Here is the recap from Gregg Sarra of Newsday.

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Stony Brook ‘D’ Champ

Stony Brook senior Rebecca Fischer waited a year for this. Two straight losses in the Class C championship was too much to bear. The chance to win the Suffolk Class D girls basketball final last night at Floyd couldn’t have come soon enough for her.

“This was the last go round for me and I couldn’t wait for the playoffs,” Fischer said.

Fischer turned in a brilliant performance as she scored 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead top-seeded Stony Brook past No. 2 Pierson, 61-30. Stony Brook (15-4) will meet Hampton Bays for the Class C-D title at 2 p.m. Saturday at Floyd. The Bears will also compete in the state Class D championships on March 13 at West Point against the Section I champion.

“The seniors all have a sense of urgency because they know this is the last chance,” Stony Brook coach Keith Singer said. “We’re playing well.”

Pierson (10-8) could attest to that. Stony Brook opened the game with a 22-7 first quarter and never looked back. Fischer scored 12 points and teammate Sara Kiernan added six points and three assists for the early lead. “We’ve been getting excellent play from Rebecca and Sara all season,” Singer said. “It didn’t surprise me that we jumped out early.”

It didn’t surprise Pierson coach Gary Hull, either. He has coached the past three games without three of his starters who were suspended for disciplinary reasons. “It was kind of fun to get a look at some of the younger kids, and what we have to look forward to for next year.”

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Kiernan finished with 13 points while Michelle Spurlock (8), Gilly Fell (6), Brie Edwards (4), and Brooke Meserole (4) rounded out the scoring in the historic victory.

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