STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Tommy Benton posted a triple-double and Eric McAlister scored 22 points to lead Stony Brook to a 79-69 victory over Maine Saturday in America East action.
The first-place Seawolves (15-5, 6-1) had five players in double figures. While McAlister had a game-high 22, Brenton scored 15 points, grabbed 14 rebounds (5 offensive) and had 11 assists. It's Stony Brook's first triple-double in 14 seasons of Division I play.Also scoring in double figures for the Seawolves were Dave Coley (13 points), Marcus Rouse (11 off the bench, including nine on three 3-pointers) and Anthony Jackson (10).For Maine (8-12, 3-4), guard Justin Edwards recorded a double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds. Zarko Valjarevic led the Bears with 21 points.Stony Brook, which led 31-22 at halftime, had a decisive edge at the free throw line. The Seawolves hit 18 of 28 foul shots. Maine was just 8 for 24.
Tommy Brenton of Stony Brook recorded a triple-double in Saturday's win over Maine. Brenton also added three steals, joining Isaiah Sykes of UCF as the only Division I players to record a triple-double with at least three steals this season.
* Stony Brook's Tommy Brenton is the 1st player with 15 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists, and 2 steals in a game since Ben Gordon in 2003.