Pat Powers and Jason Forte Spark Brown To 90-79 Win Over Stony Brook

Dec. 30, 2003

Stony Brook, New York - Senior Pat Powers scored 25 points and junior Jason Forte added 23 points to lead Brown to a 90-79 non-league win over Stony Brook.

The victory snapped a five game losing streak and lifts Brown to 3-7 overall, while Stony Brook drops to 3-6 for the season.

Powers came out on fire in the second half, exploding for 15 points in the first eight minutes of the half, including 3 of 3 three point baskets. Junior Jason Forte also had a big second half, scoring 17 points, including a three point play with 6:44 remaining to give Brown its biggest lead, 77-54.

Brown had its best shooting game of the season, hitting 55 percent (32 of 58) from the field, including 69 percent (18 of 26) in the second half.

With the score tied, 15-15, Brown's Andrew Salter's follow-up layup gave Brown a 17-15 lead, igniting a 14-3 spurt that lifted the Bears a 29-18 advantage with 5:20 remaining in the half on a layup by Patrick Powers.

After Stony Brook drew to within seven points, 31-24, Powers gave Brown a 33-24 halftime lead on a slam dunk with 59 seconds left in the half. Powers led the Bears with eight first half points.

Stony Brook senior D.J. Munir, a Providence native, was held scoreless in the first half. The former Bishop Hendricken star, who has scored nearly 1,300 points for the Seawolves, scored 13 points in the second half.

Powers, who had 17 second half points, connected on torrid 10 of 13 shots from the field in scoring a season high 25 points. Forte hit 9 of 15 shots from the field and 4 of 6 free throws to garner his 23 points. Senior Jaime Kilburn netted 12 points and grabbed a game high 7 rebounds, while sophomore Luke Ruscoe added 11 points. Bears' senior Mike Martin, playing his third game of the season for the Bears following knee and foot injuries, added seven points.

The Seawolves were led by Mitchell Beauford with 23 points and Mike Popoko with 17 points.