On this day 61 years ago, the basketball team clinched the program’s first Ivy League Championship since 1949 in a 75-42 drubbing of St. Paul’s. Here is the recap of the game from Newsday.
Brookers Grab Ivy Title
Stony Brook clinched first place in the Ivy League basketball race Saturday night when it whipped St. Paul’s, 75-42.
The triumph for Stony Brook was its 14th in 16 starts and, with an 11-1 mark in Ivy League competition, it cannot be caught for that crown. Coach Jim Fenton’s Brookers play Trinity Wednesday and then finish with Riverdale at home Saturday.
Stony Brook poured it on in the second quarter behind the sharpshooting of Al Malachuk and Frank Visted to lead at intermission by 21 points. Malachuk had 20 and Visted 19; Bruce Strong and Dick Skripak had 10 each. En route to its first Ivy League crown since 1949, the Brookers had whipped St. Paul’s earlier by a narrow 58-55.