VESTAL, N.Y. - Visiting Stony Brook (3-4, 1-0 America East) used a 22-8 run that bookended the halves and the Seawolves toppled Binghamton men's basketball (0-4, 0-1 AE) 73-59 in the conference opener for both teams Saturday afternoon at Dr. Bai Lee Court at the Events Center. The Seawolves ended the first half with an 8-0 run in the final 2:41 and then began the second half with a 14-8 run to establish an 18-point cushion. Stony Brook made 9-of-11 shots to open the second half and shot 50 percent for the game. 

Binghamton, minus senior center Thomas Bruce, who is out with an injury, trimmed its margin from 23 points down to 11 in the closing minutes but could draw no closer. Sophomore guard Tyler Bertram led BU with 12 points - all in the first half. Bertram drained 4-of-5 from 3-point range. Sophomore forward Christian Hinckson, playing in his first game as a Bearcat after receiving an NCAA transfer waiver, contributed eight points and nine rebounds. Sophomore forward George Tinsley chipped in seven points. Leading scorer Brenton Mills, who was averaging 18.0 points entering the game but has been sidelined a week with an injury, was limited to four points in 24 minutes. 

The teams will square off again at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Events Center.


STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Earlette Scott scored a team-best 15 points, leading Stony Brook (3-2, 1-0 AE) to a 61-52 victory over Binghamton (0-3, 0-1 AE) in an America East women's basketball game on Saturday afternoon at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena. The game marked the first of two straight meetings between the teams, who will square off again at Stony Brook on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Senior forward Kaylee Wasco tied Scott for the game-high with 15 points. She also added a career-high eight rebounds and dished out three assists. Sophomore forward Birna Benonysdottir netted a career-high 13 points, hitting five of her 10 field goal attempts in the process. She also tied for the team lead with three steals. The Bearcats clung to a 25-24 halftime lead but the Seawolves outscored them 23-11 in the third period to go up 47-36. Scott drained two of her three-pointers during that stretch, including one at the buzzer.

Binghamton clawed back to within 56-50 on a three-point field goal by sophomore forward Clare Traeger with 1:32 left in regulation. From there, however, the Bearcats turned the ball over on their next three possessions and the Seawolves went 5-for-6 from the free-throw line to ice the game.

BU and Stony Brook tip-off again tomorrow at 2 p.m. on long island.