Men's Basketball

2017-18 RECORD: 21-6; GNAC: 15-1 / NCAA Tournament: 6 appearances / GNAC Titles: 7 (1999, 2010,'12, '13, '14, '15, '17)

Men's Basketball Cruises Past Norwich, 80-59

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

Link: Box Score

New Haven, Conn. - Freshman Davon Warner (New Haven, Conn.) scored a team-high 17 points while junior Liam Perryman (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) led the defensive attack with three blocks as the Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team cruised past Norwich University, 80-59, on Saturday afternoon in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) action.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Albertus Magnus College 80 | Norwich University 59
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (13-7, 5-2) | Norwich (6-15, 0-7)
ALL-TIME SERIES: Albertus Magnus extends its all-time series record to 25-12 against Norwich following today's win.

HOW IT HAPPENED
First Half:

  • Albertus Magnus came out of the gate hot opening regulation with a commanding 13-3 lead, that included six-points from Ryan Pittman (Startford, Conn.).
  • Norwich battled back to within three, 13-10, after putting together a 7-0 run that was sparked by a three from Kyle Booth.
  • The Falcons countered back with an 18-4 run to extend its lead to 17, 31-14, with 5:44 remaining in the half.
  • Norwich chipped away at the Falcons' lead and would head into the locker room down 36-21.

Second Half:

  • Two minutes into the half, Albertus found themselves up 18, 41-23, until the 15:25 mark as the Cadets battled to within 11, 45-34.
  • Albertus would put the game out of reach for the Cadets, taking its biggest lead of the game with 28, 62-34, after putting together a 17-0 run during a five minute span.

KEY PERFORMANCES
Albertus:

  • Davon Warner – 17 Points (6-10 FG, 5-9 3PT) | 2 rebounds | 1 assist  
  • Damian Grant (Waterbury, Conn.)– 11 Points (4-8 FG, 3-7 FT) | 7 rebounds | 2 steals
  • Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.) – 9 Points (3-12 FG, 1-6 3PT, 2-2 FT) | 3 rebounds
  • Liam Perryman – 4 points (2-5 FG) | 6 rebounds | 3 blocks

Norwich:

  • Caleb Casinas – 14 Points | 3 rebounds | 2 assists | 1 steal
  • Jesse Davis – 8 Points | 1 rebound | 1 assist
  • Kyle Booth – 7 points | 7 rebounds | 6 assists | 1 steal | 2 blocks

UP NEXT
Albertus Magnus returns to action on Tuesday, February 5 with a road showdown against GNAC rival the University of Saint Joseph's (Conn.). Game time is set for 8pm in West Hartford, Conn.