Men's Basketball

2018-19 RECORD: 20-8; GNAC: 9-2 / NCAA Tournament: 7 appearances / GNAC Titles: 8 (1999, 2010,'12, '13, '14, '15, '17, '19)

Men's Basketball Falls on the Road to Saint Joseph's College

Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular
Photo by: Ron Waite/Photosportacular

Link: Box Score

Standish, Me. - The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team fell on the road in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) showdown to Saint Joseph's College (Me.), 104-85, Tuesday evening at the Harold Alfond Center.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Saint Joseph's College (Me.) 104 | Albertus Magnus College 85
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (9-5, 1-1) | Saint Joseph's (Me.) (11-3, 1-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED
First Half:

  • Albertus opened regulation with a seven-point lead, 16-9, three minutes in.
  • Saint Joseph's rallied back evening the score at 20-all at the 13:18 mark on a made layup from Jack Casale.
  • The Monks' offense continued to score as the hosts scored 10 straight points to take a 30-20 lead midway through the first.
  • Saint Joseph's maintained a double-digit lead over the next eight minutes of play.
  • Down 49-36, Albertus put together a 9-2 run, sparked by a made layup from Terry Dawkins (Queens, N.Y.), to cut the Monks' lead at the half to six, 51-45.

Second Half:

  • Albertus carried its momentum from the first into the second, cutting the lead to within three, 54-51 with 17:14 remaining.
  • Five minutes later, Saint Joseph's found themselves ahead by 14, 75-61, and maintained its double-digit lead for the remainder of regulation to secure the home victory.

KEY PERFORMANCES
Albertus:

  • Damian Grant (Waterbury, Conn.) – 25 Points (10-13 FG, 1-2 3PT, 4-6 FT) | 6 rebounds | 1 assist | 1 block
  • Tyreek Perkins (New Haven, Conn.) – 15 Points (5-13 FG, 1-4 3PT, 4-6 FT) | 1 rebound | 4 assists | 1 steal
  • Ryan Pittman (Stratford, Conn.) – 9 points (3-9 FG, 1-4 3PT, 2-2 FT) | 5 rebounds | 3 assists

Saint Joseph's (Me.):

  • Jack Casale – 28 Points | 10 rebounds | 4 assists | 1 steal
  • Ian Mileikis – 26 Points | 4 rebounds | 6 assists
  • Darian Berry – 21 Points | 2 rebounds | 3 assists | 3 steals | 1 block
  • Marc Corey – 11 Points | 5 rebounds | 7 assists

UP NEXT
Albertus continues GNAC play on Saturday, January 20 as the Falcons host Rivier University. Tip-off is set for 3pm at "The Nest".