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    Sports in Brief

    Track Team Wins 4 Titles at Christmas Classic

    The Seawolves Track and Field teams both closed out 2006 with a strong showing at Friday’s Fordham Christmas Classic, with the men’s team taking 3 individual titles and the women taking 1 out of a combined 20 events attempted.

    On the men’s side, Mubaarak Muhammad won two titles, in the long jump, with a jump of 20′ 2.5′ and then the triple jump, coming in at 44′ 11′. The other title for SBU’s men’s team went to Justin Miller, with a throw of 47′ 3.5′. Robert Treadwell and Sean Finnegan took third and fourth in the long jump and triple jump, respectively. Julian Lemarie was second in the shot put, and Kevin McCarthy was third in the 5000 meter. Rahmel Huffman was second in the 400 meter, capping SBU’s top 5 finishes.

    For the women, it was Heidy Thomas who won the team’s only individual title, taking first in the 60 meter. Kerry Salzano took second in the 5000 meter, coming up 5.7 seconds short of Fordham’s Jackie Prevete. Aside from a fourth by Angie Washburn in the 500 meter and a fifth by Rosanna Peralta, Stony Brook’s women were hard-pressed for a top 5 finish throughout the event.

    The Seawolves return to the track on January 5 at the Fordham Invitational.

    Women’s Basketball Falls to Temple

    On Wednesday, the Women’s Basketball team went to Philadelphia to face Temple, and was defeated, 72-58. The bulk of SBU’s scoring came from Mykeema Ford and Jessica Smith, who each scored 16. Dana Ferraro had 10 rebounds, leading the team.

    The Owls took the lead four seconds into the game with a layup by Kamesha Hairston. A Jessica Smith jump shot would tie it at 2, but Temple would take a 4-2 lead they would never give up with a layup by Lady Comfort. Temple would continue to control the game, and go into halftime up 33-27. Temple’s lead would only get bigger, with the lead getting as big as 19 with 1:15 left in the game. Stony Brook didn’t go out without a fight though, with a layup and free throw by Delicia Jernigan with 13 seconds to play, to put the score at 72-58, where it would stay.

    Stony Brook made some mistakes during the game, having committed 4 more fouls and 3 more turnovers than Temple. Temple also outshot them on field goals and free throws. Head Coach Maura McHugh said afterward, ‘As a team we need to cut down on turnovers and shoot better in order to have success.’

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