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 to Middlebury in Non-Conference Play

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

Link: Box Score

New Haven, Conn. – The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team fell at home to Middlebury College, 103-92, in a non-conference showdown Tuesday evening at "The Nest". With tonight's loss, the Falcons fall to 10-5 on the season while the Panthers improve to 13-5.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Middlebury College 103 | Albertus Magnus College 92
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (10-5, 2-1) | Middlebury (13-5)

HOW IT HAPPENED
First Half:

  • Middlebury opened regulation with early the seven-point advantage, 15-8, before Albertus evened the score at 21-21 on a pair of free throws from Qualon Wilkes (Bridgeport, Conn.).
  • The Falcons rattled off a 13-4 run to take a 34-25 lead following a three from Davon Warner (New Haven, Conn.) at the 7:15 mark.
  • The Panthers chipped away at the deficit, tying the score at 41-41 on a jumper from Eric McCord with 2:01 remaining.
  • Hilal Dahleh gave the visitors a 46-45 halftime advantage via a three-point play in the final minute of play.

Second Half:

  • During the first two minutes of the second, Albertus rallied back on offense taking its first lead, 52-50, since the 1:01 mark in the first on a three from Warner.
  • Middlebury and Albertus battled through two ties over the next minute before Middlebury found themselves up 10, 74-64.
  • For the remainder of the game, the Panthers maintained between a six and nine-point edge over the Falcons.
  • The Panthers grabbed their largest lead of the game at 99-87 on a pair of free throws from Max Bosco at the 49 second mark.

KEY PERFORMANCES
Albertus:

  • Davon Warner – 26 Points (9-19 FG, 6-12 3PT, 2-2 FT) |4 rebounds | 1 assist | 1 steal | 1 block
  • Damian Grant (Waterbury, Conn.) – 21 Points (10-16 FG, 0-3 3PT, 0-3 FT) | 8 rebounds | 1 block
  • Ryan Pittman (Stratford, Conn.) – 9 points (4-11 FG, 0-3 3PT, 1-2 FT) | 2 rebounds | 5 assists | 1 steal
  • Qualon Wilkes – 8 Points (1-2 FG, 6-6 FT) | 5 rebounds | 8 assists | 5 steals

Middlebury:

  • Jack Farrell – 23 Points | 3 rebounds | 3 assists | 2 steals
  • Max Bosco – 21 Points | 3 rebounds | 3 assists | 2 steals
  • Matt Folger – 16 points | 8 rebounds | 1 block
  • Alex Sobel – 16 points | 12 rebounds | 1 assist | steal | 4 blocks
  • Hilal Dahleh – 10 points | 1 rebound | 4 assists | 1 steal
  • Eric McCord – 10 points | 13 rebounds | 2 assists | 1 block

UP NEXT
Albertus resumes Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play on Saturday, January 19 with a road showdown against Colby Sawyer. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m.