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    Stony Brook Stomps All Over Albany

    It took the Seawolves double overtime to knock offarchrivals Albany in a 92-87 nail-biter on Sunday afternoon. StonyBrook’s victory over Albany snapped the Seawolves six-game losing streak,and they notched their first victory in America East play.

    Both teams got off to a slow start, but SBU used a late runto take a one-point lead into halftime. After the half, the Seawolves stretchedtheir lead to seven.

    But Albany picked it up and fought their way back into thegame. Jamar Wilson came out fired up and led Albany on a 22-10 run. The runhelped Albany to a five-point edge, 63-58.

    With less than four minutes left in regulation and theSeawolves running out of time, SBU forward Jairus McCollum sunk two jumpers tolevel the game at 65 points. The Seawolves did have one last chance to win itin regulation, but Bobby Santiago’s shot came up a little short.

    In the overtime, the teams battled to tie the score at 76.Once again, it was McCollum who helped SBU stay in the game, with six of histeam-high 20 points. It wasn’t over yet.

    The Seawolves had another chance to win in the waningseconds, but again they botched the last play and couldn’t get off aclean shot. Albany held serve and forced the game into double overtime.

    In the second overtime, forward Cori Spencer quickly scoredfive points, giving the Seawolves a five point lead over Albany. With less thana minute left in the game, the Seawolves prevailed as Hendrik Feist sealed thedeal by draining three out of four free throws.

    The win for SBU helped them up their record to 6-9, 1-4 inthe American East Conference, while the loss dropped Albany record to 4-11, 1-4in conference play.

    Five players scored in double figures for SBU, which helpedthem overcome Albany and Wilson’s 30-point performance. Cori Spencerfinished up the game with 20 points, which came to a career high for him. Healso had 10 assists and seven rebounds for his second double-double of thisyear. Freshman Santiago chipped in with 11 points and five assists and playeda team-high 42 minutes.

    But the starters weren’t the only ones with a bigperformance. The Seawolves bench outscored Albany’s 31-4. Mike Orfininotched 11 and Hendrik Feist posted 10 points off the bench.

    To their credit, the Seawolves played Sunday’s gameagainst Albany without junior guard D.J. Munir, who was suspended for aviolation of the team rules. Munir didn’t even sit on the bench to watchhis team beat Albany, but the Seawolves managed to pull through and won thegame without their star point guard.

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