Stony Brook Rolls Over UMBC

Photo by Zachary Seidel and UMBC Athletics

Photo by Zachary Seidel and UMBC Athletics

Stony Brook took control over UMBC late in the first half with good use of a four minute period in which the Seawolves went on a 14-0 run. The first place Seawolves improved to 5-0 in America East Conference play after their Monday matinee game in Baltimore. Sophomore forward, Jameel Warney, who coming into the game was second in the NCAA in shooting percentage at 66.1 percent, kept up to his standards putting up 17 points and 11 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season. But it was senior guard Dave Coley who scored a career high 22 points who led the way for Stony Brook. He went 13-15 from the free throw line.

UMBC kept it close through the first ten minutes of the game until Stony Brook’s 14-0 run towards the end of the first half. But senior forward Chase Plummer put up one of his best games of the season with 21 points and 7 rebounds off the bench. But it was a tough game for the rest of the Retrievers who as a team shot just 37 percent. They were also out rebounded by Stony Brook 41 to 27 and 11 to 6 on the offensive boards.

Up next for the first place Seawolves is a home matchup against the other remaining conference unbeaten Vermont on friday. That will be a good matchup for first place in the conference. UMBC hosts Hartford in yet another challenging conference opponent.

Scott Zolotorow