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On This Day In History | 1981

January 17, 2019
UNC Lockerbie

Lockerbie (L) with Wayne Miller (R) in 1978 (PC: The Daily Tar Heel)

On this day 38 years ago, Kevin Lockerbie ’77 helped lead the University of North Carolina men’s track team past South Carolina, 64-58.

The former Brooker was part of the mile relay team that took first in 3:21.0, aided by Skip Miller, Willie Cummings, and Wayne Miller.

Later that spring, Lockerbie helped the mile relay team win gold at the outdoor ACC Championships.

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On This Day In History | 2007

January 17, 2019
G Basketball 2007

Dunleavy in the home match-up with Pierson on Feb. 6

On this day 12 years ago, the girls’ basketball team topped Pierson/Shelter Island, 67-31, to improve to 5-0 in League VIII. Kristyn Dunleavy led the way for the Bears, equaling the Whalers’ output with 31 points and 19 rebounds.

That season the Bears went on to win the League and Suffolk County titles before winning the program’s first Long Island Championship. Dunleavy led Suffolk County in scoring at 24.1 points per game.

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Felix 2nd on LI Scoring List

January 16, 2019
B Basketball 2018

Felix in action last year (PC: Bruce Jeffrey)

After a torrid last three games of 36, 33, and 30 points, senior Beth Felix remains the leading scorer among all Long Island private school players and moves into a tie for #2 on the entire island. She has led the Bears to an 8-1 PSAA record which leaves them in sole position of first place in the East Division standings.

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Long Island Scoring List Top 10

  1. Alyssa Adomaites (John Glenn) – 27.6 {#1 in Suffolk}
  2. Beth Felix (Stony Brook) – 26.1 {#1 in private}
  3. Lauren Hansen (Ward Melville) – 26.1
  4. Gabby Sartori (Mt Sinai) – 24.2
  5. Brianna Fitzgerald (Island Trees) – 23.9 {#1 in Nassau}
  6. Jamie Behar (Oceanside) – 23.6
  7. Olivia Monturo (Bayport-Blue Point) – 23.5
  8. Trinity Hudson (Glen Cove) – 23.4
  9. Danielle Hippner (East Meadow) – 22.4
  10. Isabelle Smith (Westhampton) – 21.5

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On This Day In History | 2014

January 16, 2019

On this day 5 years ago, the boys’ basketball team topped Greenport, 57-36, to improve to 7-1 on the season. Here is the recap from Bob Herzog of Newsday.

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Andrew Daniel Again Comes Up Big for Stony Brook in Win Over Greenport

At a burly 6-7 with a mane of long hair that flops onto his forehead and comes perilously close to covering his eyes, Andrew Daniel stands out on the basketball court. Especially in small-school Suffolk League VIII, where there rarely is anyone even close to looking the senior from the Stony Brook School in the eye.

“Yeah, the fans see me and they expect me to get every rebound,” Daniel said with an amiable shrug. He’s coming pretty darn close.

Daniel improved his Long Island-leading rebound average with 15 more Thursday night as host Stony Brook dominated inside and out in throttling Greenport, 57-36. Flashy freshman Chase Audige scored 15 of his 18 points in the first half when the Bears (7-1) broke it open with a 22-9 second period. Asaiah Wilson added 13 points and Daniel had nine points, barely missing yet another double-double. He averages 10.3 points and 12.8 rebounds for the season.

“He dominates the glass. He’s very intimidating,” Stony Brook coach Mike Hickey said. “It’s not necessarily the blocked shots but the altered shots. We’d like him to score a little more, but he does a lot to spread out our offense.”

Daniel is an excellent passer from the post and because Greenport (4-4), like most teams, tried to double- and triple-team him, there were many opportunities for open shots. Audige hit three three-pointers and Wilson, a transfer from Mercy, where he was one of the top three-point shooters in Suffolk last season, added two more.

“We have a height advantage in every game so we try to exploit that,” Daniel said. “We talk about it before the game: ‘Get the ball inside.’ ” Sometimes that results in good looks for Daniel; more often, it results in uncontested shots for Wilson, Audige and point guard Brandon Odom.

“We have guards who can shoot and we pride ourselves on well-rounded stats,” Daniel said. “We like to have multiple contributors.”

Those contributions begin in practice, where 6-6 Mike Dingammadji and 6-5 Bryce Jackson provide competition and allow Daniel to pick on someone nearly his own size.

“We have an exciting attitude in practice,” Daniel said. “Just because we have a height advantage doesn’t mean we can get sloppy. We have fun and we motivate each other.”

The Bears are strongly motivated as a team to take one more giant step in the postseason. Last year, they were beaten, 44-39, by the state’s No. 1-ranked Class C team, Pine Plains, in a regional final, where a victory would have sent them to Glens Falls.

“It’s very clear what our motivation is this year,” Daniel said. “We have a target. We have a chip on our shoulders.”

The Bears want to cash that chip upstate.

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Felix & Scanlon Bury Woodmere to Clinch Playoff Spot

January 15, 2019

This evening the girls’ basketball team improved to 8-1 in the PSAA with a 52-36 victory over Lawrence Woodmere, the eighth win in their last nine games. The win also clinched a playoff berth for the Brook. Beth Felix led all scorers with 30 points (6 three-pointers), her third straight game of at least 30 to go along with performances of 36 and 33.

The Bears were in control the whole way, leading 15-9 before taking a 12 point lead into the break. They extended their lead to 44-29 before closing the game with an 8-7 final frame.

Niamh Scanlon (14 points/ 3 three-pointers), Wura Obasanjo (6), Liz Robbins (1), and Sarah Hull (1) rounded out the scoring for the Brook.

Felix is currently averaging 26.1 points per game, tops among Long Island private school players and tied for 2nd overall on the island. Her 40 three-pointers are currently 3rd on Long Island. The Bears are back in action on Friday in a home match-up vs. Waldorf.

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Felix’s 9 Three-Pointers Doom Luther

January 15, 2019

Yesterday afternoon the girls’ basketball team improved to 7-1 in the PSAA with a 60-43 win over Martin Luther.

Beth Felix scored 33 points on the heels of her 36-point performance in Friday night’s 57-20 win over Waldorf. The senior sharpshooter drained a school record 9 three-pointers (7 in the first half) to lead the Brook back from an early deficit and give them a seventh win in their last eight games.

The Cougars took a 15-12 lead after the first quarter, but the Bears battled back to take a 30-28 lead at the break. The Brook took control with a 14-6 third frame and put the game away with a 16-9 fourth.

Along with her 33 points, Felix added 7 assists, 5 rebounds, four steals, and 2 blocks. Niamh Scanlon (17 points/ 3 three-pointers), Liz Robbins (4), Wura Obasanjo (4), Bekah Detwiler (4), and Sarah Hull (3) rounded out the scoring.

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On This Day In History | 2013

January 15, 2019
B Basketball 2013

Daniel fires a shot over Pierson in the 2013 County final (PC: Newsday)

On this day 6 years ago, the boys’ basketball team avenged the loss in the previous year’s County Championship with a 51-50 win over Pierson that gave them sole possession of first place in League VIII. Here is the recap of the game from Cailin Riley of the East Hampton Press.

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First League Loss for Pierson

Buzzer-beating shots are becoming a trend when the Pierson and Stony Brook boys basketball teams meet, although in their most recent battle, a last-second three-pointer was decidedly anti-climatic.

The Whalers fell one point short in a 51-50 battle on the road against the Bears on January 15, in a game featuring two undefeated squads fighting for first place in League VIII. Pierson hit a three at the buzzer that provided the final margin, but it was essentially meaningless, thanks to Stony Brook’s Andrew Daniel, who connected on two free throws with five seconds left to give his team a 51-47 lead.

The Whalers had their chances to win the game. Pat Sloane (10 points) hit a shot to put his team up, 47-46, with 40 seconds left in the game, but Stony Brook took the lead back on the next possession, scoring on an offensive putback, to go up, 48-47, with 25 seconds left. Pierson took a time out, then drew up a play, but ended up turning the ball over before getting a shot off. At that point, Pierson was forced to foul. Stony Brook hit two free throws, going up, 50-47, and then Pierson came down the court and missed on a three-point attempt, forcing them to foul again. That’s when Daniel hit two more free throws, essentially sealing the win for his team.

Pierson head coach Dan White said his team simply didn’t do enough in the latter stages of the game to get the win.

“In the third quarter, and early in the fourth, we missed five transition layups,” he said. “We just didn’t execute down the stretch. But I was encouraged, to say the least. We played well and only turned the ball over 11 times, which is pretty good. And they didn’t kill us on the boards.”

White said that rebounding was a concern going into the game because Stony Brook possesses two very tall players in Daniel and Michael Dingammadji.

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The Bears went on to win the League Championship for the second straight year and would further avenge their championship loss to Pierson by winning the first of five consecutive County titles, the first four at Pierson’s expense.

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