Men's Basketball

2018-19 RECORD: 20-8; GNAC: 9-2 / NCAA Tournament: 7 appearances / GNAC Titles: 8 (1999, 2010,'12, '13, '14, '15, '17, '19)

Falcons Drop Heartbreaker to Rivier College 79-78

Falcons Drop Heartbreaker to Rivier College 79-78

 

New Haven, CT- On Saturday afternoon, the Falcons dropped a heartbreaking loss to visiting Rivier 79-78.  Albertus Magnus trailed 79-78 with time for one last play when freshman guard James Economopoulos's (Wallingford, CT) three pointer rattled in and out as the buzzer sounded handing the Falcons their second loss in as many games.  Albertus led 45-41 at the break closing out the half on a 5-0 run.  The Falcons battled in the second half getting the lead to 63-55 with 12:42 remaining.  Rivier responded with a 7-0 run making the score 63-62.  The game would be back and forth until the last minute.  Economopoulos swished a three-pointer to put the Falcons ahead 78-76 before junior guard Nick Bean (East Longmeadow, MA) made a three-pointer of his own to make the score 79-78 before the final Albertus three-point attempt.  Sophomore forward Ray Askew (Hamden, CT) had a season high 37 points and game high 15 rebounds.  Rivier College featured a balanced scoring attack with all five starters in double figures.  Junior center Don Poitras (Bow, NH) had a team high 16 points and six rebounds.  Albertus drops to 17-6, 13-3 GNAC on the season while Rivier College improves to 8-15, 5-11 GNAC.  The Falcons look to rebound on senior night as they host Johnson and Wales University Tuesday with a 6:30 pm tip-off.