The Stony Brook Seawolves avenged an earlier loss to the Binghamton Bearcats in men's basketball on Saturday night on Long Island with a 76-55 victory. The Bearcats defeated Stony Brook 71-67 at the Events Center last month. The standing room only crowd of 4209 cheered their team to victory and were on hand to pay tribute to their former standout Jameel Warney who had his number retired by the school in ceremonies at halftime.  Warney was the America East Player of the Year last season and is now playing professionally for the Dallas Mavericks Developmental League team.

Akwasi Yeboah led all scorers with 19 points including going three for three from beyond the arc.  Tyrell Sturdivant also scored double figures for the winners with 10 points.

Binghamton was paced by senior co-captain Marlon Beck who scored a trio of three-point baskets and ended with 12 points.  Forward Dusan Perovic also scored one dozen points for the Bearcats as he made a pair of three-point buckets and went 4-7 from the field.

Overall, the Bearcats could connect on just 33 percent of their shots and went 7-21 from beyond the arc.  The Seawolves were up 38-24 at the half.  The win ups their America East record to 12-2 good for second place in the conference.  Binghamton falls to 3-11 in conference play and 12-17 overall. The Bearcats travel to Hartford to face the Hawks on  Wednesday night at 7 PM (air at 6:45 on News Radio 1290 WNBF).

WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo