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Woodhouse, Sekunda lift Stony Brook over St. Francis

Stony Brook guard Lucas Woodhouse brings the ball

Stony Brook guard Lucas Woodhouse brings the ball up court against Rutgers in the first half of a NCAA basketball game at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

Lucas Woodhouse just missed a triple-double, scoring 17 points to go along with nine rebounds and nine assists, as the Stony Brook men’s basketball team got back in the win column with a 75-63 victory at St. Francis (Pa.) on Saturday in Loretto, Pennsylvania.

Bryan Sekunda finished with 17 points in 24 minutes, shooting 5-for-9 from beyond the arc.

“After the game the other day [a 96-58 loss to Hofstra], I wanted to see what our response was going to be,” coach Jeff Boals said. “Our guys came out and really competed. We got out to a great start, which is one of the keys to our game. This was a high-powered offense that averages 80 points per game and I thought we did a great job defensively.”

With the score 49-44, Sekunda hit three three-pointers and a pair of free throws in 65 seconds during a personal 11-0 run to push the Stony Brook lead to 16. The Terriers got to within 64-58 with 4:32 remaining before a 7-0 run capped by another three-pointer by Sekunda helped seal the game.

Woodhouse scored 14 of his points in the first half. Junior Saintel added nine points and six rebounds in the opening half as the Seawolves built a 40-34 halftime lead.

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