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Middlebury, Vt.. - The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team fell on the road in overtime to No. 16 Middlebury, 77-73, Tuesday evening in non-conference play at the Pepin Gymnasium.
FINAL SCORE: No. 16 Middlebury 77 | Albertus Magnus 73 (OT)
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (9-4) | No. 16 Middlebury (12-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus Magnus opened the game with a 6-0 run, behind four-points from Amir Maddred (Camden, N.J.) before the hosts tied the game at 10-10 at the 13:29 mark on a layup from Jack Daly. Middlebury would use Daly's layup to spark a 9-4 run, giving the hosts a five-point cushion, 19-14, but a 5-0 spurt by the Falcons tied the game at 19-all. Albertus Magnus would control the final six minutes remaining and holds a 36-34 edge heading into halftime.
Middlebury took over in the second half, regaining the lead, 39-38, just two minutes in. The Falcons saw the visitors' lead grow to 10, 57-47, but two straight three's from A'Jen English (Middlebury, De.) and a free throw from Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.) cut the deficit to within three, 57-54, with 6:48 left to play.
Albertus Magnus continued to chip away at the score and battled back to within two, 64-62, after being down eight at the 4:56 mark. With the clock winding down, senior Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) scored the Falcons' final four of regulation to send the game into overtime.
Middlebury and Albertus Magnus battled back-and-forth in overtime forcing four lead changes and two ties as the Panthers secured the non-conference win, 77-73.
- This season, Albertus Magnus is 1-1 in overtime.
- Following tonight's win, the Panthers are now 2-0 against the Falcons in the all-time series.
- Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) 25-point performance pushes his career-point total to 1,440, ranking him fifth all-time.
- Walters now has a total of 940 rebounds and is just 60 shy of recording 1,000. He will be the third player in the program to accomplish this milestone.
- Middlebury extends its winning streak to four games and the Panthers are also 1-1 in overtime this season.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Albertus Magnus - 37.1% (field goal), 35% (three point) and 58.3% (free throw)
- Middlebury - 38.3% (field goal), 26.1% (three point) and 75% (free throw)
- At the end of regulation, Middlebury held a 48-45 edge in rebounds and 8-6 advantage in blocks.
- Albertus Magnus held a 13-10 advantage in second chance points.
- Despite fouling out, Walters led the offense attack with a team-high 25 points, 12 rebounds, an assist, a steal and two blocks.
- English also scored in double-digits for the Falcons as the sophomore transfer netted a career-high 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the field and 5-of-8 shooting from behind the arc.
- Jack Daly led the hosts with a 22-point performance to go along with five rebounds, nine assists and three steals.
- Along with Walters, Amir Maddred (Camden, N.J.) posted two blocks.
- This game saw seven lead changes and six ties.
- Middlebury scored 48 of its 77 points in the paint compared to the Falcons' 32.
Albertus Magnus returns to the court on Thursday, Jan. 18 as the Falcons take on Mount Ida in a GNAC road clash beginning at 7 p.m. Middlebury will host Williams on Saturday, Jan. 20 at 3:00 p.m.