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Statesman Sports Spotlight: Hoopla Edition

Statesman Sports Spotlight: Hoopla Edition

Mike Anderson November 6, 2022
Sports Editor Mike Anderson sits down with women's head coach Ashley Langford and point guard Gigi Gonzalez from the women's basketball team as part of The Statesman's Hoopla special issue.
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Frankie Policelli, Tyler Stephenson-Moore, Toby Onyekonwu, and Andrew Heiden during their practice on Nov 4. The Seawolves look to prove the doubters wrong in their 2022-23 campaign. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball seeking a smoother ride in CAA with new roster

Kenny Spurrell November 6, 2022
Following a disappointing season, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team now finds itself in uncharted territory. With a new conference, new players and low expectations, the Seawolves will look to prove the doubters wrong in their 2022-23 campaign. 
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Tyler Stephenson-Moore during his practice on Nov 4. Stephenson-Moore CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Tyler Stephenson-Moore’s resilient résumé speaks for itself

Alex Streinger November 6, 2022
In his relatively-short basketball career, Stephenson-Moore has experienced several highs and lows. He has won every battle he has fought thus far, overcoming injuries, on-court struggles and playing-time limits in the process.
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Center Keenan Fitzmorris taking a pull-up shot at practice on Friday, Nov. 4. Fitzmorris is part of a new crop of transfers that will play a pivotal role in the Stony Brook mens basketball teams success this season. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

New crop of transfers looking to elevate Stony Brook men’s basketball

Kenny Spurrell November 6, 2022
The Seawolves will rely heavily on their five new transfer students, who bring a unique set of skills different from the ones that last year’s team possessed. Expect them to be integral to the Seawolves’ success as they look to make a mark in their first season in the CAA.
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Kaine Roberts going for a layup during his practice. Roberts looks to play a bigger roll with the Seawolves this year. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Kaine Roberts utilizing professional experience heading into year two

Jonah Kahn November 6, 2022
After being one of the more highly-touted recruits of the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, guard Kaine Roberts is looking to make his mark in his upcoming sophomore season. 
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Stony Brook women’s basketball primed to make strong first impression in CAA

Matt Howlin November 6, 2022
In the 2022-23 season, the Seawolves hope to learn from last year’s mistakes by playing a new brand of basketball that allows their star players to flourish on both sides of the ball.
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Guards Daishai Almond, Erin Turral and Annie Warren playing defense in the exhibition against Adelphi on Thursday, Nov. 3. The Stony Brook womens basketball team is loaded with quality guards, posing a threat to the rest of the conference. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Crowded backcourt a potential strength for Stony Brook women’s basketball

Matt Howlin November 6, 2022
Stony Brook women's basketball head coach Ashley Langford knows a thing or two about managing guards: she was one as a college player. Now, she finds herself with a star-studded group of guards, presenting a revamped look to the Stony Brook offense.
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Annie Warren during her practice on Oct 27. Warren is 56 points away from reaching the 1,000 point mark and looks to return to the NCAA tournament this March. MAYA DUCLAY/THE STATESMAN

Annie Warren ready to add to her Seawolves legacy

Mike Anderson November 6, 2022
Annie Warren does not say much. She is not a diva. She is not a huge trash-talker either. To put it simply, the star guard is a well-rounded player with the biggest season of her career just about to tip off.
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Nairimar Vargas-Reyes living her dream in final year with Stony Brook

Nairimar Vargas-Reyes living her dream in final year with Stony Brook

Melanie Karniewich November 6, 2022
No matter what stage she is playing on, forward Nairimar Vargas-Reyes is living her dream. The six-foot graduate student is now in her fifth and final year of college basketball and is poised to play a much bigger role for the 2022 Stony Brook women’s basketball team.
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