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Seton Hall loses Powell, defeats Stony Brook

The Pirates improved to 2-0 on the year, but at what cost?

Wagner v Seton Hall Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

The Seton Hall Pirates improved to 2-0 Saturday afternoon after a 74-57 victory over the Stony Brook Seawolves at Walsh Gym, but the biggest story coming out of the game is the health of Seton Hall guard Myles Powell.

Powell played just four minutes before rolling his ankle and immediately calling for a substitution. He limped to the locker room and didn’t return. Seton Hall called the injury a “left ankle sprain.”

The update from Kevin Willard after the game was far from promising.

After the Michigan State game, the Pirates go to Saint Louis and then the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament, all of which will be incredibly tough without their leader.

As far as Saturday’s game went, Seton Hall sputtered offensively for much of the contest before pulling away late. Stony Brook was winning by a point four minutes into the second half, and the Seawolves were within five with six minutes to play before the Pirates clamped down and went on a run. Sandro Mamukelashvili and Romaro Gill both excelled for the Pirates, combining for 27 points and 15 rebounds. Quincy McKnight added 14 points of his own.

Makale Foreman led Stony Brook with 16 points.

As noted, Seton Hall moved to 2-0 and will play Michigan State next Thursday at Prudential Center.