On this day 12 years ago, the girls’ basketball team won a second straight County Championship. Here is the recap from Newsday.
SB Has Mercy’s Number
Joanna Bilodeau made the go-ahead layup with 40 seconds left in overtime as top-seeded Stony Brook beat No. 2 Mercy, 29-27, yesterday for its second straight Suffolk Class C title at Center Moriches.
It was the fourth time Stony Brook (19-1) defeated Mercy (14-8) this season.
“We were thrilled just to have a two-point lead in overtime,” said Stony Brook coach Keith Singer, who is in his 17th season. “A two-point lead in this game was like a six-point lead in any other game. Mercy played great defensively. Any time you play someone four times in the same season, they’re going to know what you’re going to run and you’re going to know what they will run.”
Stony Brook will take on Nassau Class C champion Friends Academy in the Long Island Class C championship on March 7 at C.W. Post.
Stony Brook’s Kristyn Dunleavy had all 13 of her points in the second half, including two free throws with less than a minute left in regulation to tie the score at 27-27 for Stony Brook.
Stony Brook sophomore Brit Bell had a career-high 13 steals and eight rebounds.
The Bears also topped Mercy on Jan. 10 (49-37), Jan. 30 (49-35), and Feb. 15 (51-34). They went on to win the program’s first Long Island Championship.