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Stony Brook loses despite Jameel Warney’s 29 points

Jameel Warney #20 of the Stony Brook

Jameel Warney #20 of the Stony Brook Seawolves shoots the ball against Zach Auguste #30 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Purcell Pavilion on December 8, 2015 in South Bend, Indiana. Credit: Getty Images / Michael Hickey

It was a spectacular and historic game for Jameel Warney, but there wasn’t much for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team to be pleased about otherwise.

The Seawolves looked good in cutting a 19-point deficit to five, but they eventually lost to Northeastern, 75-62, yesterday in Boston.

Warney had 29 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots and broke Bryan Dougher’s Stony Brook Division I scoring record. Warney, who entered the game with 1,602 points, broke Dougher’s record of 1,609 with a layup en route to recording 15 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in the first half. Dougher, who played from 2008-12, currently is Stony Brook’s director of basketball operations.

After Quincy Ford’s layup gave Northeastern a 48-29 lead with 16:31 left, Warney’s three-point play brought Stony Brook (4-4) within 48-43 with 12:09 to play. Warney and Carson Puriefoy III each had five points and Ahmad Walker added four in the 14-0 run.

The Huskies scored the next six points and extended their lead to 71-52 on Ford’s three-pointer with 2:29 remaining.

“We’ve got to get back to playing Stony Brook basketball, which is defense and rebounding,’’ coach Steve Pikiell said. “Northeastern is a very good basketball team that’s picked to finish on top of their conference. We’re going to get in the gym and get back to where we want to be.’’

Jeremy Miller had 18 points, Ford finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, and David Walker had 16 points and seven assists for the Huskies (7-3).

Walker had 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists and Puriefoy added 10 points for Stony Brook. Warney shot 12-for-22 but his teammates managed only 11-for-44 shooting.

Stony Brook women lose. Despite Brittany Snow’s 27 points and 10 rebounds, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team lost to Yale, 62-57, yesterday in New Haven, Connecticut.

SBU freshman Davion Wingate hit a three-pointer with 36 seconds left to tie the score at 57, but Yale’s Whitney Wyckoff responded with a layup and free throw to put the Bulldogs in front with 15 seconds left.

Snow moved within three points of 1,000 for her career. Freshman Ogechi Anyagaligbo had 14 points and eight rebounds for Stony Brook (4-5). Snow, Anyagaligbo and Wingate (11 points) accounted for 52 of Stony Brook’s 57 points.

Stony Brook led for most of the game, helped by 18 first-half points by Snow, but never led by more than five. Yale took its first lead of the second half with 1:23 to play in the fourth quarter. Nyasha Sarju had 21 points for the Bulldogs (7-5).

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