Team effort helps men's hoops roll past Mount Ida

Ron Bracey

Nov. 11, 2012

Final Stats

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook men's basketball team scored the first 14 points of its game vs. Mount Ida and 41 of the first 44 points to cruise to a 93-57 victory over Mount Ida in the Seawolves 2012-13 home opener at Pritchard Gymnasium.

Senior Ron Bracey (Cincinnati, Ohio) led the Seawolves with 21 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Freshman Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) added 16 points, nine rebounds and two blocks and became the first person in Stony Brook Basketball history to attempt at least eight shots and make all of them (8-for-8).

Coach Steve Pikiell's Reaction
"It was nice to play in front of our home crowd today. The objective of the game was to win and prepare ourselves for our 6 a.m. game at Rider on Tuesday, and we did that. I liked our first half. We were in stance and swarming defensively. We did a good job on both ends of the floor. Now we have to prepare ourselves to play a good Rider team."

Turning Point
The Seawolves opened the game on a 14-0 run, led by Warney, who had eight points during the span. After a Mustangs three-pointer, the Seawolves then went on a 27-0 run. Stony Brook controlled from thereafter, leading by as much as 40 points in the first half.

By the Numbers

  • Stony Brook shot 49.3 percent for the game and outrebounded the Mustangs 56-28. SB's last 50+ rebounding game was also against Mount Ida last season.
  • The Seawolves' largest lead was 40 points.
  • Bracey's 21 points and 10 rebounds were both career highs.
  • Senior Tommy Brenton (Columbia, Md.) led all players with six assists.
  • Junior Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had 13 points and seven rebounds.
  • Junior Anthony Jackson (Columbus, Ohio) and freshman Carson Puriefoy (Wenonah, N.J.) had 12 and 11 points, respectively, from the point guard position.
  • Ten different Seawolves scored points, and five reached double figures.



News & Notes

  • Stony Brook has now won 15 consecutive games at Pritchard Gymnasium, dating back to February 2011. 
  • Stony Brook is now 4-0 all-time against Mount Ida and 9-1 against teams from Div. II and III since becoming Div. I in 1999.
  • Stony Brook's last win by 30+ points came Feb. 1, 2012 vs. Binghamton (82-48).
  • Stony Brook is 2-0 for the first time since November 2009.
  • Brenton surpassed Mitchell Beauford (2003-08) for third in SB's Div. I history in career assists (258).

Up Next
The Seawolves will set their alarm clocks and head to Lawrenceville, N.J. for a 6 a.m. game at Rider. The game will be televised on ESPN as part of the network's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.