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)

Balanced Attack Leads Falcons Past Regis (Mass.), 77-62

Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular

New Haven, Conn. - Every starter on the Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team finished in double figures, including a team-high 20 points from senior Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.), as the Falcons edged Regis (Mass.), 77-62, on Thursday evening in Great Northeast Athletic Conference play at Higgins Court.

FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 77 | Regis (Mass.) 62
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (13-4, 10-0) | Regis (Mass.) (9-8, 6-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Falcons got off to a hot start, jumping out to a quick 12-2 lead in the game's opening three and a half minutes. A string of threes put the Pride back in the game with a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to 12-11.

The run was short-lived, as the Falcons went on a 10-2 run of their own in response to the triples forcing the Pride to take a timeout down 22-13 with 9:28 left in the first half. The teams would go to the locker room with the Falcons ahead 33-19.

The Pride was unable to cut into the Albertus Magnus lead in the second half as the Falcons dominated the boards. The Pride made a late run to cut a 20-point second half deficit to 11 with a touch over two minutes to go, but could not cut the lead any further.

NOTEWORTHY

  • Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) 20-point performance pushes his career-point total to 1,536, ranking him fourth all-time.
  • Walters now has a total of 995 rebounds and is just five shy of recording 1,000. He will be the third player in the program to accomplish this milestone.
  • Freshman Tyreek Perkins (New Haven, Conn.) netted a career-high 15 points as well as collected five rebounds and a block.
  • Perkins also shot a perfect 100 percent (4-of-4)  from the free throw line.
  • Albertus Magnus posted a season-best 41 defensive rebounds.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Albertus Magnus - 49.1% (field goal), 44.4% (three point) and 65.6% (free throw)
  • Regis (Mass.) - 33.3% (field goal), 22.7% (three point) and 50% (free throw)
  • Three players finished in double-figures for Regis (Mass.), including a team-high 20 points from Ademola Afonja.
  • Afonja scored all 20 of his points in the second half.
  • Along with his 20 points, Walters also recorded his 14th double-double of the season behind 22 rebounds, two assists, a steal and a career-high five blocks.
  • Also recording a double-double was senior Amir Maddred (Camden, N.J.), who posted 11 points and 11 rebounds for the Falcons.
  • Junior Ryan Pittman (Stratford, Conn.) was the next player to finish in double figures for the visitors with 14 points on 3-of-7 shooting from the field and went 7-of-10 from the charity strip.
  • Sophomore Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.) rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11 points.
  • Albertus Magnus out rebounded the hosts by a 52-38 margin.
  • Regis (Mass.) capitalized on the Falcons' 21 turnovers by scoring 19 of its points off those errors.
  • The Falcons held a 15-13 edge in second chance points.

UP NEXT

Albertus Magnus returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 27 as the Falcons host Emmanuel (Mass.) in a GNAC home tilt.  The Pride will travel to Saint Joseph's (Me.) the same day for a 1:00 p.m. tip off against the Monks.