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)

Falcons Soar in GNAC Semifinals Defeating Lasell, 99-79

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

Link: Box Score

New Haven, Conn. – Freshman Davon Warner (New Haven, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team scored a game-high 23 points as the Falcons cruised past eighth-seeded Lasell College, 99-79, Tuesday evening at "The Nest" in a quarterfinal game of the 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

THE BASICS
FINAL: Albertus Magnus College 99 | Lasell College 79
RECORDS: #1 Albertus Magnus (18-7) | #8 Lasell (7-19)]

HOW IT HAPPENED
First Half:

  • Lasell controlled the opening three minutes of play as the Lasers took a two-point lead, 7-5, following a made layup from Vic Collazo.
  • A free throw from Tyreek Perkins (New Haven, Conn.) and two free throws from Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.) gave the Falcons the one-point edge, 8-7, less than a minute later.
  • The Falcons found themselves up three, 22-19, midway through the half, before going on a 21-4 run that pushed their lead to 20, 43-23, with 4:40 remaining.
  • Lasell closed out the half scoring only eight points and would remain trailing the hosts, 53-31, at the half.

Second Half:

  • Kevin Nunez gave the Lasers a little jolt to start off the second as the shooting guard brought the visitors to within 19, 55-36, on a made layup.
  • However, Albertus went on another scoring run to take a commanding lead, 87-50, with 8:47 left in regulation.
  • From that point on, the Lasers were unable to get a rally going and saw its postseason run come to an end. 

KEY PERFORMANCES
Albertus:

  • Davon Warner – 23 Points (9-18 FG, 5-10 3PT) |5 rebounds | 2 assists | 2 steals
  • Tyreek Perkins – 16 Points (6-8 FG, 3-5 3PT, 1-2 FT) | 1 rebound | 2 assists | 1 steal
  • Jahmerikah Green-Younger – 10 points (3-9 FG, 0-3 3PT, 4-4 FT) | 1 rebound | 2 assists | 4 steals
  • Rayshawn Brewer (New Haven, Conn.) – 5 points (2-6 FG, 1-2 FT) | 12 rebounds | 1 assists | 3 blocks

Lasell:

  • Stefan Masciarelli – 33 Points | 2 rebounds | 2 assists
  • Kevin Nunez – 15 Points | 3 rebounds | 2 assists | 1 steal

UP NEXT
The top-seeded Falcons will host fourth-seeded Emmanuel College on Thursday, February 21 in the semifinals at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, February 21 - Semifinals (at higher seeds)

Game 5: #4 Emmanuel at #1 Albertus Magnus - 7:00 PM
Game 6: #7 Saint Joseph (Conn.) at #6 Saint Joseph's (Maine) - 7:00 PM

Saturday, February 23 - Championship

Game 7: at highest remaining seed