Stony Brook 68, Albany, N.Y. 59

Tommy Brenton posted a double-double with 13 points and 16

rebounds and Stony Brook beat Albany (N.Y.) 68-59 on Saturday in

the first round of the America East Conference tournament.

The top-seeded Seawolves (22-8) advance to the semifinals

against winner of Saturday’s second game between No. 4 Boston

University-No. 5 Hartford. A Stony Brook win next round would have

the Seawolves, the regular season champions, hosting the league

championship game next Saturday.

Chris Martin added 15 points and conference Player of the Year

Muhammad El-Amin and Bryan Dougher added 12 points apiece for the

Seawolves. Brenton, the league’s rebound leader who was named

second team All-Conference, recorded his seventh double-double of

the season.

Albany (7-25) went 10:15 between field goals as Stony Brook

opened a 16-point lead en route to its third win of the season over

the Great Danes.