NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team secured its ninth straight win to close out the 2019 portion of its schedule Saturday afternoon, defeating St. Lawrence University, 86-61, at home at the Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 86 | St. Lawrence 61
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (9-1) | St. Lawrence (1-7)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Saints jumped out to a 7-2 lead to start today's contest. Facing the early deficit, Albertus ramped up its defensive pressure to hold St. Lawrence to just two points over the next five-plus minutes. The Falcons took their first advantage of the day, 12-9, at the 12:13 mark of the first half following a 3-pointer by Davon Warner (New Haven, Conn.).
Warner's trey sparked a 16-6 surge by Albertus over the next six minutes to put the score at 28-15 in the home team's favor. Terry Dawkins (Bronx, N.Y.) recorded nine points for the Falcons over the run, including one and-one bucket and two layups.
A 13-2 run by Albertus over the next three minutes guided the Falcons to a half-high 24-point lead, 41-17. Albertus held a 45-25 advantage heading into the halftime break behind nine points from both Dawkins and Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.). Warner logged six points and five assists in just 12 minutes of action.
The start of the second half mirrored the end of the first, as the Falcons' defensive pressure proved to be too much St. Lawrence. Albertus' lead hovered around 20 points for the remainder of the game, reaching as high as 31, 72-41, with 11:17 left in the bout. The Falcons ended the day with an 86-61 victory, its sixth double-digit home win of the year.
Marquan Watson (Waterbury, Conn.) was a catalyst for the Falcons' success in the second half, scoring nine of his team-high 15 points in the frame. For the game, Watson shot 6-of-8 from the floor and went a perfect 3-of-3 from the line in nine minutes on the court.
Green-Younger and Dawkins rounded out the Falcons' double-digit scorers with 11 points each. Warner ended the day with a career-best seven assists, while freshmen Justice Washington (Hamden, Conn.) and Robby Simmons (Hartford, Conn.) both tallied season-high rebound totals with nine and six, respectively.
Albertus Magnus - 42.1% FG | 19.2% 3PT | 85.0% FT
St. Lawrence - 35.5% FG | 12.5% 3PT | 63.6% FT
Marquan Watson - 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-3 FT) | 3 rebounds
Jahmerikah Green-Younger - 11 points (4-4 FG, 3-3 FT) | 2 assists
Terry Dawkins - 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-3 FT) | 7 rebounds | 1 assist
Tyreek Perkins (New Haven, Conn.) - 9 points (3-8 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) | 3 rebounds | 1 assist | 1 steal
Andrew Rice (West Haven, Conn.) - 9 points (3-9 FG, 3-3 FT) | 8 rebounds | 3 steals | 1 block
Trent Adamson - 18 points (6-8 FG, 6-11 FT) | 7 Rebounds | 4 blocks | 1 assist | 1 steal
Chris Jeffrey - 9 points (4-5 FG, 1-2 FT) | 14 rebounds | 1 assist | 1 steal
Miles Davis - 9 points (2-8 FG, 5-6 FT) 2 1 rebounds | 2 steals | 1 block
• The Falcons will head into the 2020 portion of their schedule with a 9-1 record after picking up its ninth straight win this afternoon.
• Albertus remains a perfect 6-0 at home this season, with all six victories coming by double digits.
• St. Lawrence's 61 points today are the second-fewest by a Falcons' opponent this year.
• Albertus pulled down a season-high 54 rebounds today.
• The Falcons shot a season-best 85.0% (17-20) from the free-throw line.
• Warner dished out a career-best seven assists.
• Washington hauled in a season-high nine rebounds.
• Simmons tallied a season-best six boards.
The men's basketball team returns to the hardwood on Saturday, Jan. 4, with a road non-conference tilt against York (Pa.) College as part of the York College Spartan Classic. Tip-off is set for 4PM.