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Carson Puriefoy leads Stony Brook to win over American

Stony Brook Seawolves guard Carson Puriefoy reacts against

Stony Brook Seawolves guard Carson Puriefoy reacts against the American University Eagles at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Dec. 23, 2014. Credit: Andrew Theodorakis

Carson Puriefoy scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Stony Brook to a 59-47 victory over American on Tuesday night.

Jameel Warney added 10 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for Stony Brook (7-6). The Seawolves have won six straight at home this year.

The game was tied at 25 at the break. Stony Brook's Rayshaun McGrew drove for a layup and Roland Nyama hit a jumper to give the Seawolves a 29-25 lead to start the second half. They never trailed in the second period, but the Eagles would not fold.

American's Pee Wee Gardner, who finished with 12 points, made a layup to tie at 42 with 8:27 remaining in the game. The Seawolves answered with a 10-0 run and a 52-42 lead with 2:49 left and coasted to the win.

Jesse Reed had 12 and John Schoof chipped in 10 for American (7-5).

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