It took until the last possible second, but Stony Brook averted extending its losing streak to four games with a 54-53 win over Holy Cross on Tuesday night.
Freshman Dave Coley scored on a driving layup with 1.2 seconds left to pull out the win for Stony Brook. Stony Brook (4-4) was mired in a three-game losing streak. It's worth noting that Stony Brook had lost those three games by a total of eight points, including a 79-76 overtime loss to Lehigh.
Offense has been hard to come by for the Seawolves. But not having their inside man -Dallis Joyner- on the court has hurt. The Seawolves have been forced to work their offense from the outside.
One saving grace for Stony Brook has been its defense. Holy Cross commited 22 turnovers on Tuesday. It allowed the Seawolves to outscore the Crusaders, 34-25, in the second half.
Danny Carter was the only player in double figures with 10 points. Bryan Dougher added eight points and three assists and Al Rapier had seven points.
Things won't get any easier for the Seawolves. After a home game against Sacred Heart on Saturday, Stony Brook gets to travel to Notre Dame to take on the Irish. After that its a home date against Colgate and the Seawolves first America East game against UMBC.