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    Sports in Brief

    On Friday, the men’s and women’s track teams started their season in the Bronx, at Fordham, for their first meet. Three Seawolves won individual events.

    Justin Miller won the shot put with a throw of 47′ 3.5′. He would place fifth in the weight throw, coming in at 45′ 4.25′. Mubaarak Muhammad won the triple-jump, with a jump of 43′ 5′. In the weight throw, the best SBU could manage was a fourth by Rob Dantone. Muhammad was sixth in the long jump and fifth in the 400 meter. Brandon Leung was second in the 800 meter, Dennis Desposito was fourth in the 1000 meter, and Scott Ulberg was fourth in the 5000 meter.

    For the women, Natalie Jasmin was the only winner, coming home first in the 400 meter. Heidy Thomas was second in the 60 meter, Rosanna Peralta was third in the 500 meter, and Angie Washburn was fourth in the 800 meter. Francine Joseph was sixth in the shot put and Danielle Smith was fourth in the weight throw. The Seawolves go back to Fordham on Friday for another meet.

    The women’s basketball team fell to the George Washington Colonials on Saturday in their home opener. The score was 68-55. The Colonials came in ranked 20/21st in the country.

    The Seawolves had a 9-point lead in the first half, before GW went on a 13-2 run, and took a 2-point lead into halftime. In the second half, the Colonials would pull away and seal Stony Brook’s fate. They led by as many as 18 points. Head coach Maura McHugh didn’t hold back when talking about the loss, saying, ‘You have to credit the deffensive pressure of George Washington but there is no excuse for over 20 turnovers.’

    Jessica Smith and Mykeema Ford pulled most of the weight for SBU on offense, scoring 23 and 14 points, respectively. Foul trouble limited Smith’s production, having had to sit about halfway through the first. The team made almost 90% of their free throws, but GW had around a 10% accuracy advantage on field goals and 3-pointers. They also had four players in double-digit points. The loss improves the Colonials to 7-1 and drops Stony Brook to 2-3 going into Wednesday’s away game against Temple.

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