Dec. 17, 2012
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Coming off a solid 77-61 win at St. Francis Brooklyn last week, the Stony Brook men's basketball team swept the weekly America East awards. Junior Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named America East Player of the Week, and freshman Jameel Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) was named America East Rookie of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Coley earns his first-ever Player of the Week accolade after putting on a strong performance in his hometown. Playing a mere 15 minutes from where he grew up, Coley posted a game-high 19 points and added eight rebounds and two steals to help the Seawolves beat the Terriers. Coley was crucial to the team's first-half success. He scored all 13 of his first-half points during Stony Brook's 24-7 first-half ending run that turned a one-point deficit into a 16-point lead at halftime.
For the season, Coley is second on the team with a 12.2 points per game average. He also is third in rebounding (4.3/gm), third in assists (13) and tied for third in steals (10).
Warney, who earned Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season, enjoyed a 13-point, nine-rebound night at St. Francis Brooklyn, the fourth time he has had at least 10 points and seven rebounds during his rookie campaign. He had nine of his 13 points in the first half, helping build the 16-point lead, and was 6-for-8 from the field on the night. Five of his game-high nine rebounds were on the offensive end, helping Stony Brook to 12 offensive rebounds and 12 second chance points as a team.
Warney currently leads America East in field goal percentage at .615. He also is fourth in rebounding (7.9/gm) and tied for sixth in blocked shots (1.2/gm).
Warney and Coley are part of a Stony Brook team off to its best start in its Div. I history, winning seven of its first nine games. The Seawolves will be back in action on Tuesday as they head to Sacred Heart for a 7 p.m. game with the Pioneers.