BOSTON – It was probably quite apparent last season, for obvious reasons, but one thing should be clear right now: Tommy Brenton means a lot to Stony Brook. Saturday’s 76-69 win at Northeastern was the latest evidence of that, and it was a game where a number of Seawolves contributed. None were bigger than Brenton en route to the win.
The leading rebounder in America East two seasons ago, Brenton dislocated his kneecap during a fall workout before last season and had to redshirt as a result. With that and several other injuries that hit the Seawolves, they weren’t the contender many projected them to be, but they still reached the conference title game. Brenton was certainly missed, even though his injury was just the beginning of the injury bug biting Stony Brook.