Weston, Mass. - Sophomore Terry Dawkins (Bronx, N.Y.) of the Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team registered his first collegiate double-double behind 20 points and 15 rebounds in the Falcons' thrilling 80-75 overtime win over Regis (Mass.) College Tuesday evening in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action at Higgins Court.
Final (OT): No. 21 Albertus Magnus 80 | Regis (Mass.) 75
Records: Albertus Magnus (13-2, 2-0 GNAC) | Regis (6-10, 2-1 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Albertus built a 6-2 lead in the first four minutes of play, but the Pride played catch-up over the next four to level the playing field at 9-all. A layup from Marquan Watson (Waterbury, Conn.) broke the tie and sparked a Falcons' scoring run that put the visitors ahead by 10, 26-16.
From there, Albertus maintained the margin and held onto a 14-point cushion, 30-16, when Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Nowalk, Conn.) put away his first basket of the night with just under five minutes remaining in the first.
A minute later, Cam Wilkins got things going for Regis with a made jumper that ignited a 13-2 Pride run that made it a one-point game, 32-31, in favor of the Falcons, at the half.
Juvens Dalger started the second half with a deep three to give the hosts a two-point edge, 34-32, 13 seconds in. Over the next two minutes, Albertus and Regis traded leads until back-to-back baskets from the hosts extended its advantage to four, 39-35.
A jumper from Keithantonio Davis (Vorhees, N.J.) at the 14:37 mark evened the game once more, 43-43, but the Pride would answer back with a 12-5 run to take a 55-48 lead with 7:27 left on the clock.
The Falcons slowly began to pull ahead thanks to a 12-3 scoring run over the next four minutes, but Regis responded with seven straight points to jump back on top, 67-62, with 58 seconds remaining.
Shortly after, Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Nowalk, Conn.) hit a jumper and then two free throws, and Dawkins followed with a layup with four seconds remaining in regulation to tie the game at 68-68, forcing overtime.
Senior Damian Grant (Waterbury, Conn.) kicked off overtime with a layup, but Marc Trinidad would convert a traditional three-point play to put the Pride on top, 72-71. Soon after, Grant made one of two free throws to tie the game, 72-72, before Green-Younger hit a jumper to give the Falcons a 74-72 advantage with 2:13 left in the period.
With 47 seconds remaining, Green-Younger put the Falcons ahead for good, 76-75, following a made jumper.
- Albertus - 38.8% FG | 18.8% 3PT | 75% FT
- Regis (Mass.) - 37% FG | 25% 3PT | 53.6% FT
- This game saw 24 ties and 28 lead changes.
- Terry Dawkins - 20 points (8-15 FG, 4-6 FT) | 15 Rebounds | 2 Assists | 2 Steals
- Davon Warner (New Haven, Conn.) - 14 points (5-9 FG, 2-10 3PT) | 4 Rebounds | 1 Assist | 3 Steals
- Jahmerikah Green-Younger - 14 points (5-9 FG, 0-1 3PT, 4-4 FT) | 5 rebounds | 1 Assist | 2 steals
- Devante Thompson - 23 points (8-21 FG, 2-8 3PT, 5-7 FT) | 6 Rebounds | 2 Assists | 2 Steals
- Juvens Dalger - 13 points (5-10 FG, 3-7 3PT) | 5 Rebounds | 1 Assist | 2 Steals | 1 Block
- Marc Trinidad - 16 points (5-13FG, 6-9 FT) | 12 Rebounds | 2 Assists | 2 Steals | 3 Blocks
- Albertus: Terry Dawkins (20 points, 15 rebounds)
- Regis (Mass.): Marc Trinidad (16 points, 12 rebounds)
- This is the fourth meeting all-time between the two teams.
- Following tonight's win, the Falcons are now 4-0 all-time against the Pride.
- Albertus is now 4-1 on the road this season and 1-0 in overtime.
- Albertus finished 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the last 16 seconds.
- Albertus recorded a new season-high in rebounds with 61 behind 28 offensive and 33 defensive rebounds, respectively.
- Dawkins led the Falcons in both offensive and defensive rebounds.
- Justice Washington (hamden, Conn.), Grant and Watson each recorded a block in the Falcons' win.
- Qualon Wilkes (Bridgeport, Conn.) was three-points and a rebound shy of recording his first collegiate double-double.
- Wilkes finished with seven points, nine rebounds, two steals and an assist.
- Green-Younger is now 61 points shy of scoring his 1,000th career point.
The men's basketball team continues GNAC play with a home clash against conference rival Saint Joseph's College of Maine on Saturday January 25th at 3 PM.