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Badminton Wins Inaugural PSAA Match

March 14, 2019
B Badminton 2018

Tony Yu in action last year (PC: Caitlin O’Neill)

Yesterday afternoon the coed badminton team topped Kew-Forest, 7-0, in the first badminton match in PSAA history. The PSAA has never before had a badminton league in their 33 years of existence.

The Bears previously played full schedule for the boys’ and girls’ in the NYSPHSAA, but based on the participation numbers of our opponent schools in this inaugural year, they will play a coed structure to ensure representations for both teams in each match.

The match structure is best of nine with 5 singles and 4 doubles matches. The singles will be comprised of 2 boys’ matches and 3 girls’ matches, while the doubles will include 2 girls’, 1 boys’, and 1 mixed. Each individual match is best 2-of-3 games to 15 points with rally scoring.

Yesterday the Bears played a modified match since the Jaguars were missing several players due to a mock trial commitment. Mary Wang won the 1st girls’ singles match, 15-3, 15-5, while Nancy Man won the 2nd girls’ singles match, 15-7, 15-5. Jerry Liu took 1st boys’ singles, 15-5, 15-6, and Tony Yu 2nd boys’ singles, 15-5, 15-6.

In doubles, Leslie Kang and Judy Liu took 1st doubles 15-4, 15-5 and Rosemary Wu and Grace Wang 2nd doubles, 15-2, 15-6. Jack Yu and Caleb Spreckels won 1st boys’ doubles, 15-4, 15-4.

The Bears are back in action tomorrow in a non-league match-up at Miller Place.

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On This Day In History | 1949

March 12, 2019
B Track 1945

Downey with coaches Stuart Gillis & Pierson Curtis at the Brook in 1945

On this day 70 years ago, Bill Downey ’45 turned in a sensational performance at the Illinois Tech Relays by winning the 880 yard run and helping the University of Illinois win the distance medley and 2 mile relays.

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On This Day In History | 2014

March 11, 2019
Odom Vanderbilt

Odom in 2014

On this day 5 years ago, Rod Odom ’09 was named All-SEC for the Vanderbilt University men’s basketball team. Here is the press release from Anchor of Gold:

Odom has led the Commodores through choppy waters as a senior. The combo forward was tasked with holding down several roles for this team once Vandy was limited to just seven active scholarship players, and he responded in a big way. His averages of 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds are both career highs, and he turned up as a true leader to key upset wins over Missouri and Tennessee this season. The SEC recognized his tremendous growth as a senior with this second-team honor.

That season Odom started all 31 games, scoring in double-figures on 22 occasions and 20 or more points in 7 games. He was also named the SEC Player of the Week once, was 6th in SEC in 3-point field goal percentage (38.5%) & 4th in 3-pointers made per game (2.7). He scored a career high 26 vs. Tennessee and hit a career high six 3-pointers vs. Missouri. On top of all that, he earned an SEC Academic Honor Roll nod.

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On This Day In History |1972

March 10, 2019
B Basketball 1969

Spooner defends during the 1968-69 season at the Brook

On this day 47 years ago, Harold Spooner ’70 set the single game scoring record for Houghton College with a 36-point performance vs. Barrington College in the consolation bracket of the Christian College Tournament.

Though Houghton lost 110-91, the sophomore’s 36 points helped him also set Houghton’s school record for scoring average in a season with 19.5. It was an impressive follow-up to his freshman season in which his 16.8 points per game led the team.

In 1974, Spooner was named an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American, closing his career with 1,300 points. He remains in Houghton’s Top 10 for career points and is a member of their athletic Hall of Fame.

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On This Day In History | 2010

March 9, 2019

On this day 9 years ago, the girls’ basketball team won the third Long Island Championship in program history, on the same night the boys’ team won its first.

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Burke, Singer Lead Way

Mark Macyk — Newsday

The only reminder of what happened to Sadie Singer at St. Joseph’s a little more than a year ago was a brace on her left knee.

It was in the first quarter of last season’s Suffolk B/C title game, one game before Stony Brook would win the Long Island championship, when Singer tore an ACL, which forced her to miss the state tournament and the soccer season.

Back at St. Joseph’s last night, one long rehab later, there was nothing but joy on Singer’s face. Behind 19 points from Brannon Burke, stellar point-guard play by Singer and the support of a raucous cheering section, Stony Brook defeated East Rockaway, 49-36, in the Long Island Class C championship/Southeast Regional girls basketball semifinal.

“It’s a great feeling,” said Singer, who scored 14 points. “I am loving this right now. You’re obviously a part of it , but this means so much more.”

Stony Brook will play North Salem in the Class C Southeast Regional final Friday at 3 p.m. at Pace University in Pleasantville.

Joining it there will be the boys team, which won its own LI championship earlier in the night and cheered loudly throughout the game. The boys were returning the favor to the girls, who cheered them for a half before heading to their own game. “We love it,” Burke said. “To have them here all hyped up was just great.”

Added Singer: “We’re so excited. Our whole school is celebrating tonight.”

Stony Brook ended the first half on a 12-0 run to go up 26-16. Singer scored the first five points of the run, Burke the next five and Candace Baker beat the buzzer with a layup. Stony Brook held East Rock to two points in the second quarter.

Burke hit a few outside shots in the first quarter, but it was her post play in the second half that helped extend the lead.

“She lit it up from the get-go,” Stony Brook coach Keith Singer said. “Plus, we gave up some rebounds the rest of the way and she won every 50/50 ball. If there was the ball and two people were there, she got it.”

Jessica Winston added nine points for the Bears.

Stony Brook…….14-12-8-15 — 49

East Rockaway…14-2-8-12 — 36

Stats: Winston 7, Burke 19, Singer 14, Candace Baker 4, Emily Carmel 5. Totals: 19-8-49. Threes: SB 3 (Winston, Burke, Singer)

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Stony Brook Wins LI Championship

John Westermann — The Village Times

In the second game of their school’s Sunrise Highway sweep Tuesday, The Stony Brook School girls team won their Class C Long Island championship game at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue over the gritty Nassau County champions from East Rockaway.

Stony Brook junior forward Brannon Burke (19 points) buried her first jump shot in an end-to-end 14-14 first quarter and stayed hot throughout. Senior guard Sadie Singer (14 points) forced East Rockaway to commit a couple of turnovers to start the second quarter, then swished a 3-pointer to give the Bears the lead at 17-16. Two minutes later Singer nailed a jumper and East Rockaway needed a time-out. Stony Brook senior Candace Baker stole a pass and Burke hit a jump shot; Baker stole another pass and Burke drained a 3-ball. Freshman Emily Carmel grabbed some key rebounds and suddenly the Bears led 26-16 at the half. Stony Brook never let up and won 49-36 to advance to play North Salem in the New York State Class C Southeast Regional Final at Pace University on March 12 at 3 pm.

“In the first quarter we gave up 14 points,” Stony Brook School head coach Keith Singer said. “We gave up transition baskets and rebounds because that team can run. After we stopped that, we were OK. We came out in a zone defense to open the game and then changed to man-to-man and that first decision was my fault. In the second quarter we held them to just two points.”

Sadie Singer, who has played in so many big games the last five years, said the feeling doesn’t get old. “I love this every time,” she said. “It’s always frantic out there, but we just stuck to our game plan.”

“Sadie has such a high basketball IQ,” said Singer. “She’s come a long way back since tearing her ACL last summer. And Brannon Burke had a great game. I don’t know how many rebounds she had but she shot the ball well right from the start and won every 50-50 ball.”

And now, like The Stony Brook School boys, Sadie Singer and company have at least one more big game left. “Right now we’re focused on Friday night and getting it done against North Salem,” said Keith Singer. “We have a lot of young talent coming back next year, but right now it’s about Friday.”

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Audige Named to CAA All-Rookie Team

March 8, 2019

Audige William & Mary

Today the Colonial Athletic Association announced its men’s basketball postseason awards, and Chase Audige ’17 became the 22nd William & Mary player to earn All-Rookie Team honors. Here is the press release from William & Mary:

Audige earned all-rookie team honors after an impressive freshman season. He was named the CAA Rookie of the Week on three occasions. Audige came on strong in league play averaging 11 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 40.3 percent from 3. The 6-4 guard started 19 of 30 games during his rookie campaign, including 17 in CAA play. He ranked fourth in the CAA in steals per game (1.5) and his 44 steals are the second most all-time for a Tribe freshman.

Audige and the Tribe begin conference tournament play on Sunday in a CAA quarterfinal match-up vs. Delaware.

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Winter Postseason Honors

March 7, 2019
G Basketball 2019

Scanlon earned all PSAA honors as an 8th grader (PC: Dylan Van Law)

The 97th winter season of Stony Brook Athletics was one to remember, highlighted by the girls’ basketball team’s East Division Championship, their first league title since 2013. Here are the individual PSAA honors from the winter season.

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Boys’ Varsity Basketball

  • All-East Division: Owen Sobel & T. J. Wachter

Boys’ JV Basketball

  • All-East Division: Malik Ulysse & Sam Nuamah

Girls’ Varsity Basketball

  • East Division MVP: Beth Felix
  • All-PSAA: Niamh Scanlon
  • All-East Division: Sarah Hull & Bekah Detwiler

Girls’ JV Basketball

  • All-Division: Sarah Wong & Oluchi Chukwuemeka

Wrestling

  • All-PSAA: Eze Barrah, Forest Kaplan-Walbrecht, Alan Wang & Cade Smith

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