Men's Basketball

2017-18 RECORD: 21-6; GNAC: 15-1 / NCAA Tournament: 6 appearances / GNAC Titles: 7 (1999, 2010,'12, '13, '14, '15, '17)

Six Falcons Register Double-Figures in 90-59 Win over Norwich

Photo by Ron Waite
Photo by Ron Waite

Six Falcons registered double-figures as the No. 18 Albertus Magnus men's basketball team cruised to a 90-59 victory over Norwich in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play on Saturday afternoon.

Albertus opened the contest with a 19-2 run in the first six minutes of play led by a balanced scoring attack by the Falcons. After Ian Marquis hit a layup at the 13:42 mark of the frame, the Falcons went on a 22-4 run to extend their lead to 41-8 with five minutes to go in the half.

The Falcons put the game away early with their runs and went into the break with a 49-17 advantage. Norwich went the first 4:14 of the game without a field goal.

Albertus shot 38.5% from the floor in the first half, including a 9-of-20 clip from behind the arc. Norwich was held to a 22.6% showing and turned the ball over nine times.

At the break, Julian Sanders (Trumbull, Conn.) led all scorers with 10 points off the bench for the Falcons.

The Falcons extended their lead to as much as 46 with 10:12 left in the contest.

Darius Watson (New Britain, Conn.) finished the game with 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, while Jefferson Lora (Bronx, N.Y.), James Economopoulos (Wallingford, Conn.) and Sanders each chipped in with 12 points, respectively.  Lora added seven rebounds for the Falcons, while Lemar Larsen (New Haven, Conn.) recorded 10 rebounds.

James Jennings (Stratford, Conn.) tallied 11 points in 23 minutes of work, while Marc Wilson (Jersey City, N.J.) added 10 points and four boards for the Falcons.

Norwich was led by Tom McDonald with 16 points and six rebounds as he shot 6-of-10 from the floor.

Albertus returns to action on Monday when the Falcons' host Emmanuel College in a 7:00 p.m. contest.