Tavon Sledge (Spring Valley, N.Y.) scored 25 points to lead the #16 Albertus Magnus men's basketball team to a 98-84 victory over Suffolk University on Saturday afternoon. For Sledge, it is his third game of the season with 20 or more points.
With the win, the Falcons improve to 6-1 on the year and 3-0 in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play, while the Rams fall to 5-4 overall and 2-1 in league action.
After opening the contest with a 6-0 run in the first 1:36, the Rams allowed the Falcons back into the contest and Albertus tied the game at 10 at the 15-minute mark on a Victor Ljuljdjuraj (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) layup.
A Sledge jumper with 28 seconds left on the clock before intermission gave Albertus a 44-42 lead at the break.
Albertus put together a 21-2 run midway through the second half and took a 24-point lead at the 7:58 mark, which proved to be the Falcons' largest lead of the day.
Lemar Larsen (Waterbury, Conn.) recorded a double-double leading all players with 14 rebounds to go along with 16 points. It was his second double-double of the season. Ljuljdjuraj finished the game with 19 points and nine rebounds, while James Jennings (Bridgeport, Conn.) tallied 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting.
Suffolk's Matt Duquette tallied a career-high 25 points on 10-of-18 shooting before fouling out.
Albertus shot 46 free throws in today's contest, hitting 36 of those attempts. The Falcons finished the game shooting 43.3% (29-of-67).
Suffolk will return to action on Jan. 4, while Albertus will be idle until Saturday, Dec. 13 when the Falcons' host New Jersey City at 3:00 p.m.