Stony Brook holds off Quinnipiac 76-73
HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — Andrew Garcia scored 19 points and Jaron Cornish scored 15, including two free throws with one second left in the game, as Stony Brook held off Quinnipiac 76-73 on Saturday.
Stony Brook led 34-28 at halftime and upped its lead to double digits on Cornish’s jumper just 1:24 into the second half. Quinnipiac battled back to take a 64-63 lead on Kevin Marfo’s free throw with 2:33 left in the game, but Miles Latimer sank four free throws and Garcia and Elijah Olaniyi had layups in an 8-0 run and the Seawolves (11-3) hung on from there. Stony Brook’s 11 wins are the most in nonconference play in school history.
Cameron Young sank four 3-pointers and scored 21 to pace the Bobcats (5-6). Kevin Marfo finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Jacob Rigoni mad all four of his 3-point tries and scored 16.
Of the Seawolves’ 11 wins, only one has been by more than 10 points. The two schools had never played until three weeks ago when Stony Brook topped the Bobcats 71-61.