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On This Day In History | 2007

December 11, 2017

On this day 10 years ago, the girls’ basketball team won a double-overtime thriller at Sayville.

Allegra Istrati knocked down a jumper with 15 seconds left in the second extra period to give the Bears the 47-46 non-league win. Danielle Spiliotis led the way for the Brook with 22 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 blocks while Sadie Singer added 10 points and 6 assists.

The Bears would go on to win a third consecutive County Championship that season.




On This Day In History | 1986

December 10, 2017
B Basketball 1987 Alioth

Alioth in 1986-87

On this day 31 years ago, Doug Alioth scored 38 points to lift the Shrikes to a 54-44 victory over LaSalle Military Academy.

Both teams started the game hot in a 15-15 first quarter, but the Brook took control in the second as Alioth poured in 13 of the Shrikes’ 16 points to take a 7-point lead into the half. They would never relinquish the lead on the way to the league win. The junior forward added 15 rebounds to complete the double-double. William Cooper was the second-leading scorer for the Blue and White with 6 points.



Kelly & Malone Turn Back Galway

December 10, 2017

The 2017 Malone squad (Kelly – 1st row, 3rd from right)

Yesterday afternoon the Malone Rugby Club improved to 9-1 in their final match before the Christmas holiday with a 31-17 victory over the Galway Corinthians. The win kept the Red Sox on top of Division 2A in the Ulster Bank League.

Galway grabbed a 7-0 lead early, but Malone outscored their hosts 21-3 over the rest of the half, thanks in part to a try from scrum half Shane Kelly ’11.

Kelly and the Red Sox are back in action on December 30th vs. Ballynahinch.

Malone have one of the best attacking backlines in Ulster club rugby. Shane Kelly and Connor Spence have been consistent in their performances at scrum half and along with Callum Smith have one of the most intelligent out halves in Ulster club rugby to play alongside.



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Etienne US #2 After 1st College Meet

December 10, 2017
Etienne Indiana

Etienne started his college career with a bang

Yesterday evening Jyles Etienne ’17 began his college high jumping career in sensational fashion, setting a new personal best of 7′ 3″ that broke the Hoosier Open meet record and placed him at #2 in America on the early season rankings.

It also left him tied for 4th on Indiana University’s all-time indoor list with Bob Berry (1979). The only jumpers ahead of him on the list are Derek Drouin (7′ 8.5″ – Olympic Gold Medalist), Ron Jones (7′ 4.5″ – 2x Big Ten Champion), and Darius King (7′ 3.5″ – Big Ten Champion, NCAA runner-up).

7′ 3″ was also the 12th highest jump in America during the entire 2016-17 indoor season and would have been 5th place at the 2017 NCAA Division I Indoor National Championships, yet Jyles eclipsed that height in his first college event.

His ceiling as a high jumper remains thrillingly indefinable. Any record or accomplishment could be within his grasp over the next four years as this incredible athlete, who only began jumping when he arrived at Stony Brook as a sophomore, continues to reach new plateaus.

Though we don’t know where he will land, we do know it’s going to be a thrill to watch.


College High Jump Rankings – Top 10

1. Brenton Foster (Manhattan) – SO – 7′ 4.25″

2. Jyles Etienne (Indiana) – FR – 7′ 3″

3. Jerin Allen (Louisville) – SR – 7′ 2.5″

3. Javen Reeves (Louisville) – SR – 7′ 2.5″

5. Daniel Armstrong (Marquette) – SO – 7′ 1.5″

6. Jalen Ford (Iowa State) – SR – 7′ 0.5″

6. Bobby Harris (North Florida) – SR – 7′ 0.5″

6. Isaiah Kyle (Wingate) – JR – 7′ 0.5″

6. Jacob Milton (Norfolk State) – SO – 7′ 0.5″

6. Rahman Minor (Purdue) – FR – 7′ 0.5″

6. Myles Pringle (Ashland) – JR – 7′ 0.5″

6. Matt Quist (Montana) – SR – 7′ 0.5



On This Day In History | 1998

December 9, 2017
Basketball 1999

The 1998-99 Bears

On this day 19 years ago, the boys’ basketball won a thriller against Miller Place thanks to a late-game run and the clutch shooting of David Marvin.

Trailing by 7 with 4:10 remaining in the game, the Bears unleashed a 13-2 run to stun the Panthers in the 51-49 non-league win. Marvin scored 7 of his 17 points during the stretch, including a 3-pointer with two minutes left that gave the Brook a 48-46 lead they would not relinquish. Seth Kuhn was dominant inside, recording a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds.



Vaughn Leads Bears Past Kew Forest

December 9, 2017

Yesterday evening the boys’ basketball team improved to 3-0 on the season with a 53-45 victory over The Kew-Forest School in the opening round of the Portledge Tip-Off Tournament.

The Bears fell behind 7-11 after the first quarter and still trailed at halftime for the first time all season after a frenetic 18-18 second quarter. The Jaguars’ speedy point guard torched the Bears for all 18 of his team’s points in the frame as Kew carried a four-point lead into the half.

The Bears came out with renewed energy after the break and won the third frame, 13-9, to enter the fourth quarter knotted at 38-38. Andy D’Alessio came off the bench to bury the team’s only 3-pointer of the game and play some spirited defense on the Jaguars’ point guard. The Blue and White defense was clutch down the stretch, limiting the Jaguars to 7 points over the final eight minutes as the Bears pulled out the win.

Emil Vaughn played masterful defense, limiting the Jaguar point guard to just 3 second half points and zero field goals. He also paced the Bears offensively with a career-high 19 points to go along with 6 assists. James Toney (14 pts/ 12 rebs), Jai Narain (8 pts), Seamus Scanlon (4 pts), Rex Eshirow (3 pts), Andy D’Alessio (3 pts), and Owen Sobel (2 pts) rounded out a balanced scoring attack. In three games this season three different Bears have led the team in scoring: Scanlon (17 vs. Shelter Island), Toney (28 vs. Southold), and Vaughn (19).

The Brook is back in action on Sunday morning in the final vs. Portledge. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday morning but was moved due to the impending snow.


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Etienne Soars over 7′ 3″ in 1st Collegiate Meet

December 8, 2017
Etienne Indiana

Etienne scrapes the roof in his 1st college meet

This evening Jyles Etienne ’17 began his collegiate career with a personal best in the high jump, soaring over 7′ 3″ to set a new Hoosier Open meet record and slot himself at #2 in the nation. He currently trails only Manhattan’s Brenton Foster who leapt 7′ 4.25″ at the Manhattan College Opener on Dec. 1st. The jump brought the meet record back home as Etienne shattered the previous top mark of 7′ 0.25″ set in 2015 by Kentucky’s Justin Kretchmer.

The jump also eclipsed Etienne’s personal indoor best of 7′ 2.5″ set at the St. Anthony’s Invitational last May. It was the #1 indoor high school high jump in America last year.

Etienne and the Hoosiers are back in action on January 6th in the Tennessee Duals in Bloomington.



  1. Jyles Etienne (Indiana) – 7′ 3″
  2. Rahman Minor (Purdue) – 7′ 0.5″
  3. Bobby Harris (North Florida) – 7′ 0.5″
  4. Eric Blackman (Purdue) – 6′ 11″
  5. Darryl Sullivan (Tennessee) – 6′ 11″
  6. Paul Galas (Indiana) – 6′ 9.5″
  7. Albert Kalala (Cincinnati) – 6′ 8″
  8. Kenneth Hornbuckle (Purdue) – 6′ 6.25″
  9. Alex Bloom (Cincinnati) – NH




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