NEW LONDON, Conn. – Sophomores Terry Dawkins (Bronx, N.Y.) and Andrew Rice (West Haven, Conn.) both set new career-highs in scoring with 23 and 19 points, respectively, in Albertus Magnus College men's basketball's 112-99 road victory over Mitchell College on Wednesday night. The Falcons, who have scored 100-plus points three times this season, have won their last six games.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 112 | Mitchell College 99
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (6-1) | Mitchell College (1-5)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Falcons took control of the game in the opening six-plus minutes of the first half, taking a 23-6 advantage at the 13:52 mark following a 15-0 run. The run, which lasted about three and a half minutes and featured six different Albertus point-scorers, was capped off by a Justice Washington (Hamden, Conn.) dunk, one of four slams by the Falcons in the contest.
Albertus built its lead as high as 21 points in the first half, 67-46, with 1:11 left in the period after a Jon Delgado (Jersey City, N.J.) 3-pointer. The Falcons maintained a 20-point lead, 69-49, heading into the break. Rice and Dawkins led the way for Albertus in the first half, as the former tallied 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals, and the latter posted 15 points, three boards and an assist.
The Falcons continued to pressure in the second half, never allowing its lead to dip below 13 points in the final 20 minutes. Albertus' largest advantage was 33 points, 109-76, at the 4:55 mark of the second half. Dawkins and Davon Warner (New Haven, Conn.) paced the team in the second half with eight points each. Despite a late run by the Mariners, the Falcons held tough on the road to secure the 112-99 victory.
Dawkins finished the contest with a career-best 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting from the floor to lead all players. Rice logged his second-career double-double with a career-high 19 points and a career-best tying 11 rebounds. Freshman Marquan Watson (Waterbury, Conn.) recorded 15 points and six rebounds in 18 minutes of action.
Albertus Magnus - 54.3% FG | 42.9% 3PT | 65.9% FT
Mitchell - 45.2% FG | 47.4% 3PT | 75.0% FT
Terry Dawkins - 23 points (9-13 FG, 5-5 FT) | 7 rebounds | 1 assist
Andrew Rice - 19 points (3-6 FG, 2-2 3PT, 11-14 FT) | 11 rebounds | 3 assists | 3 steals | 1 block
Marquan Watson - 15 points (6-8 FG) | 6 rebounds | 2 steals | 1 block
Davon Warner - 11 points (4-11 FG, 3-8 3PT) | 4 assists | 2 steals | 1 rebound
Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.) - 10 points (4-8 FG, 1-2 3PT, 1-1 FT) | 3 assists | 1 rebound
Matt Finke - 21 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3PT, 3-3 FT) | 3 rebounds | 3 steals| 1 assist
Hasani Williams - 10 points (3-11 FG, 4-6 FT) | 7 rebounds
Matt Karpowicz - 10 points (3-7 FG, 2-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) | 3 rebounds | 1 steal
Andrew Rice - 19 points & 11 rebounds
• Albertus has won its last six games and is now 6-1 on the season.
• The Falcons have scored 110-plus points three times already this year, with tonight being 54th time in program history that the team has reached the century mark.
• Albertus is now 14-2 all-time against Mitchell, winning its last 13 against the Mariners.
• The Falcons shot a season-best 54.3% (38-for-70) from the floor tonight.
• Dawkins scored a career-best 23 points.
• Rice tallied a career-high 19 points and tied a career mark with 11 rebounds.
• Tonight's double-double is the second of Rice's career.
The men's basketball team returns to action on Friday, Dec. 6, with a home non-conference tilt against George Fox. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. in New Haven, Conn.