Aug. 18, 2011
Ron Bracey and Bryan Dougher each scored 15 points, and the Stony Brook men's basketball played excellent defense as the Seawolves defeated the Milton Keynes Lions 84-60 Thursday night in Milton Keynes, England. The team improved to 3-1 on its five-game European exhibition tour.
"I'm proud of the team's effort tonight," head coach Steve Pikiell said. "We're a good defensive team, and tonight we forced turnovers and converted them into points. We executed well and made good shots. Now we'll turn our attention to going to Paris and playing our final game on Saturday."
Stony Brook took the lead for good early on with a 12-0 run that included a three-point play from Dougher. The Seawolves led 19-12 after one quarter.
Tommy Brenton also completed a three-point play in the first half as he made a reverse layup underneath the basket, drew the foul and hit the free throw.But he was mainly a facilitator in the first half as he dished out six assists before halftime and finished the game with eight to go with his five rebounds.
Stony Brook led 38-29 at halftime and then used defense to force turnovers in the third quarter. Dougher stole the ball from a Lions player and had a fastbreak layup early to make it 55-41. The Seawolves then expanded that lead to 18, leading 65-47 after three quarters.
Bracey took over in the first 1:52 of the fourth quarter, dropping seven points on Milton Keynes to make it 72-47. The Seawolves cruised to the victory from there.
Dougher finished with six assists in addition to his 15 points. Playing again in his native country, Danny Carter had 11 points and four rebounds. Dallis Joyner provided eight points and six rebounds. Anthony Mayo poured in eight points off the bench. Eric McAllister led all Seawolves with eight rebounds.
Stony Brook is back in action Saturday as the team makes its way to Paris, France to play Charenton.