The St. Francis College Terriers (2-6) lost to the Stony Brook Seawolves (7-2) by the final score of 77-61
The Terriers had three players score in double digits Tuesday against the Seawolves. Kevin Douglas had 14 points on 6-10 shooting (2-5 from three) with five rebounds and one assist in just 23 minutes of play. Jalen Cannon added 14 points of his own on 6-9 shooting (0-1 from three, 2-2 free throws) and eight rebounds. He also had no turnovers throughout the game. Akeem Johnson contributed with 11 points with nine of those coming in the second half. Sophomore guard Brent Jones also tied a game-high with five assists.
"Kevin is doing really well, he's competing," said SFC head coach Glenn Braica about Kevin Douglas' performance. "He has made a legitimate jump from last year as a player and he is heading in the right direction," he added.
Defense seemed to be the determining factor in this one as the Terriers shot just 39.3 percent (24-61) for the game while allowing their opposing to shoot 48.1 percent (25-52) for the game. Stony Brook was also able to limit SFC to just 21.1 percent shooting from three-point range (4-19).
"We held them to under forty percent which is always a goal of ours [Stony Brook]," said Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell about his team's defensive performance.
Stony Brook had three players score in double digits, led by Dave Coley who scored 19 points on 5-9 shooting (2-2 from three, 7-8 free throws) and added eight rebounds. Anthony Jackson added 15 points and freshman Jameel Warney helped out with 13 points and nine rebounds.
Free throw differential also continued to haunt the Terriers as they made just 9-14 (64.3 percent) compared to the Seawolves 23-30 (76.7 percent).
After going down by 16 points by the end of the first half, the Terriers came out hard after the break, opening the second half on a 7-0 run behind a few buckets by Akeem Johnson. However, Stony Brook would call a timeout after the run and never look back.
The Terriers' next game will come on Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. against St. John's University in the Barclays Center for the Brooklyn holiday festival.
FINAL SCORE SFC 61 - SBU 77
1:12 - Brent Jones hits a three of his own and SFC trails 69-57.
1:35 - Ben Mockford makes a three pointer to cut their deficit to 13.
3:43 - Akeem Johnson makes one of two free throws. SFC is down 61-51.
5:03 - Akeem Johnson drives hard to the hoop and makes a layup and SFC trails 59-48.
6:07 - Cannon makes a hook shot to cut the Terriers deficit to 11 points.
9:31 - Ron Bracey makes a pair of free throws for Stony Brook. SFC is still down 53-40.
11:31 - Stony Brook calls a timeout following the steal and layup by Kevin Douglas. He leads all scorers with 14 points. Terriers are down 48-38.
12:34 - Dre Calloway makes a pair of free throws but SFC trails 48-36.
14:07 - Kevin Douglas hits a step-back jumper to end the Seawolves 6-0 run. Terriers are down 46-34.
15:13 - At the media TO, the Terriers trail 42-31.
17:40 - Kevin Douglas nails a three and SFC is on a 7-0, forcing Stony Brook to call a timeout.
18:07 - SFC opens up the second half on a 4-0 run and trail 40-28.
FIRST HALF RECAP:
Jalen Cannon leads the Terriers with eight points on 3-5 shooting (0-1 from three, 2-2 free throws) with four rebounds in 18 minutes of play. Sophomore forward Kevin Douglas has seven points on 3-3 shooting (1-1 from three) and added two rebounds. Sophomore guard Brent Jones is tied for a game-high in assists with three while adding four points.
The Terriers struggled mightily on both ends of the floor in the first half. They shot just 33.3 percent from the field (10-30) and 11.1 percent from three (1-9). They allowed the Seawolves to shoot 60 percent in the first half (15-25) and 50 percent from beyond the arc (4-8).
Junior guard Dave Coley leads all scorers with 13 points on 4-4 shooting (2-2 from three, 3-4 free throws) and added three rebounds in 15 first half minutes. Freshmen Jameel Warney helped out with nine points, three rebounds, and two steals.
FIRST HALF SCORE SFC 24 - STONY BROOK 40
1:40 - Marcus Rouse drains a three for Stony Brook and they have their largest lead of the night 35-24.
3:28 - Cannon gets another one to go but SFC is still down 32-24.
4:35 - Cannon makes both free throws but SFC trails 30-22.
6:48 - Jalen Cannon grabs the offensive board and puts in a layup. Terrriers trail 24-19.
9:05 - Dave Coley sinks a deep three for the Seawolves as they are on a 7-0 run. SFC trails 23-17.
10:32 - Terriers retake the lead 17-16 following an Akeem Johnson layup.
12:28 - Kevin Douglas with a thunderous slam as SFC grabs the lead 15-14.
14:10 - Kevin Douglas drains a deep three to tie the game at 11 apiece. He leads all scorers with five points.
15:14 - Stony Brook calls a timeout following the Brent Jones layup. Terriers are down 7-6.
16:20 - Aleksander Isailovic steals the ball and makes a fast break layup. SFC trails 5-4.
19:30 - Anthony Jackson scores the first basket of the game. Stony Brook up 2-0.
The Terriers are coming off a 72-64 loss to Boston College where sophomore Jalen Cannon tied season high's with 23 points and 13 rebounds. It was his third double-double of the season. Kevin Douglas was the only other player to score on double digits as he posted 13 points on 5-11 shooting (3-7 from three).
Cannon has really come into his own this season, averaging 16.3 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game (both team high's). Ben Mockford (11.3 ppg), Kevin Douglas (11.1 ppg), and Akeem Johnson (10.6 ppg) are the three other players that average double-digits in points per game. Brent Jones leads the team with 5.1 assists per game)
One consistent problem that has troubled the Terriers effectiveness season is free throws. They are shooting just 59.6 percent from the line this year as a team and are making just 8.9 free throws per game compared to 13.9 by their opponents.
For the Stony Brook Seawolves, one of their most consistent players this season has been junior guard Anthony Jackson who is averaging 13.4 points per game and shooting an astounding 92.3 percent from the free throw line this season (24-26).