New Haven, Conn. - Behind a career-high 23 points from sophomore Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.), the Albertus Magnus College men's basketball defeated GNAC foe Johnson & Wales, 82-73, Tuesday evening at "The Nest" inside the Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center.
FINAL SCORE: Albertus Magnus 82 | Johnson & Wales 73
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (17-4, 14-0) | Johnson & Wales (13-10, 10-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus Magnus and Johnson & Wales battled back-and-forth over the first 12 minutes of play forcing four ties before a layup from Jemma Yuori (Ghana) gave the Falcons a 10-point lead, 27-17, with 8:52 remaining. Shortly after, the Wildcats found themselves within six, 27-21, following a pair of free throws from Jarell Lawson until a short spurt put the hosts' lead back up to 10, 34-24.
The Falcons would close out the first half with a 16-5 run to take a 40-29 lead at the half.
Albertus Magnus saw its lead grow to as many as 18 in the second half and Johnson & Wales was able to cut it to six, 72-66, with 4:12 to play. However, from that point on the Falcons were able to seal the home win and remain undefeated in the GNAC.
- Johnson & Wales had its six-game winning streak snapped following tonight's win.
- At home, the Falcons are now 9-1.
- Liam Perryman (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) posted a season-best two blocks to go along with five rebounds.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Albertus Magnus - 46.3% (field goal), 37.5% (three point) and 58.3% (free throw)
- Johnson & Wales - 40.3% (field goal), 31.3% (three point) and 58.3% (free throw)
- Albertus Magnus had a 49-38 rebounding average.
- All five Johnson & Wales' starters reached double figures, led by Jarell Lawson's 16 points.
- Senior Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) produced a 23-point, 19-rebound double-double.
- This game saw four ties and two lead changes.
- The Falcons held a 49-38 edge in rebounds over the Wildcats.
- Albertus Magnus scored 40 points in the paint compared to Johnson & Wales who recorded 34.
- Johnson & Wales posted a 6-5 edge in blocks, including two blocks from Randall Ferdinand and Nate Patenaude.
- The Wildcats out shot the Falcons in the second half, 44-42.
- Both teams registered eight assists each.
Albertus Magnus returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 10 as the Falcons host Saint Joseph's of Maine in a GNAC home tilt. The Wildcats are on the road on Saturday at Norwich.