NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Senior guard Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.) had himself a day to remember in Albertus Magnus College men's basketball's 105-97 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) win over Lasell University on Wednesday evening. Green-Younger tallied his 1,000th-career point after scoring a career-high tying 32 in front of a raucous at The Nest inside the Cosgrove Marcus Messer Athletic Center.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 105 | Lasell University 97
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (17-4, 6-2 GNAC) | Lasell (8-14, 5-3 GNAC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Lasell struck first on a 3-pointer by Keith Poitier, before the Falcons' Tyreek Perkins (Norwalk, Conn.) hit a trey to tie it 3-all. Green-Younger then sank a quick layup to give the Falcons their first lead of the day, 5-3, at the 18:35 mark. A three by EJ Day extended the visitors' advantage to 15-9 with just under 15 minutes left in the half.
Green-Younger scored his 1000th-career point on the first of two free throws 6:36 into the bout, before tying the score at 17-17 30 seconds later. The Falcons then went on a 7-0 run to build its advantage to 24-17 with 11:22 left in the half.
After the Lasers tied the score at 31-31 over the next six minutes, the Falcons answered with an 8-0 run following a Terry Dawkins (Bronx, N.Y.) lay-in with 3:20 remaining in the half to take a 39-31 advantage. Albertus built its lead to a half-high 12 points, 47-35, after an Isaiah Lewis (New Haven, Conn.) trey at the 1:10 mark, with the Falcons owning a 49-38 advantage heading into halftime.
The Falcons struck first in the second half on a jumper by Perkins, extending the margin to 13, 51-38. The teams traded points before a three by Green-Younger at the 16-minute mark extended the Falcon lead to 17, 61-44. The Albertus' offense continued to excel over the next eight minutes, taking a game-high 20-point advantage, 85-65, following a Davon Warner (New Haven, Conn.) and-1 layup with 8:44 left.
Following an influx of free throws for the visitors, the Lasers cut its deficit to six points, 98-92, with just 1:33 left on the contest. The Falcons did not waiver, however, as a Dawkins score and a foul combined with clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch led Albertus to a 105-97 victory.
Green-Younger led the way for the Falcons with 32 points on 64.7% shooting (11-17 FG, 4-7 3PT, 6-7 FT). Perkins almost finished the evening with a double-double on 17 points and a season-high eight rebounds. Dawkins also tallied double-digit points with 11 and six boards, while freshman Justice Washington (Hamden, Conn.) provided a spark off the bench with four points and a season-high 10 rebounds.
Albertus - 49.4% FG | 44%3PT| 64.3%FT
Lasell - 48.4% FG | 40%3PT | 83.8%FT
This game had three lead changes and five ties.
Jahmerikah Green-Younger - 32 points (11-17 FG, 4-7 3PT, 6-7 FT) | 2 rebounds
Tyreek Perkins - 17 points (7-10 FG, 1-2 3PT, 2-4 FT) | 8 rebounds | 4 assists | 1 steal
Terry Dawkins - 11 points (4-8 FG, 3-5 FT) | 6 rebounds | 2 assists | 1 steal
EJ Day - 38 points (9-20 FG, 4-7 3PT, 16-18 FT) | 4 rebounds | 5 assists | 1 steal
Kevin Nunez - 25 points (8-14 FG, 1-4 3PT, 8-8 FT) | 6 rebounds | 1 assist | 1 block
Kevin Vanderhorst - 17 points (7-11 FG, 3-6 3PT) | 14 rebounds | 1 assists
• Tonight's game is the 29th meeting between Albertus and Lasell.
• Albertus is now 23-6 all-time against Lasell.
• The Falcons improve to 9-1 at home.
• Green-Younger tied his career-high following his 32-point performance.
• Freshman Washington led the Falcons with a season-high 10 rebounds.
• Senior Liam Perryman (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) posted a team-high two blocks to go along with eight points and six rebounds.
• Three different Falcon players registered four assists.
The men's basketball team continues GNAC play with a home clash against conference rival Norwich University on Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3 PM.