York, Penn. – The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team collected its 11th straight victory as the Falcons battled through a physical game and came away with a 103-95 win over Coast Guard Academy on Sunday afternoon in non-conference play as part of the York (Pa.) College Spartan Classic.
FINAL: Albertus Magnus 103 | Coast Guard 95
RECORDS: Albertus Magnus (11-1) | Coast Guard Academy (5-5)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Coast Guard got off to a good start as the Bears held a 20-11 lead five minutes into regulation. The Falcons slowly worked themselves back into the game and managed to cut the deficit to four, 22-18, on a Jahmerikah Green-Younger (Norwalk, Conn.) three-pointer with 13:05 left in the first half.
From there, Green-Younger took matters into his own hands as the senior guard put together a rally of his own to close the deficit to three, 26-23. Soon after, Justice Washington (Hamden, Conn.) provided a spark off the bench for Albertus by igniting an 11-2 rally that evened the game at 32-32.
Over the next two minutes of play, Albertus and Coast Guard traded leads three times before a basket from Yonas Gordon gave the Bears a five-point cushion, 40-35, with 6:17 left on the clock.
Coast Guard remained in control until the 1:30 mark as a dunk from Damian Grant (Waterbury, Conn.) put the Falcons ahead 51-50. With 30 seconds left, Coast Guard threatened the Falcons once again by cutting the lead to one, 53-52, but Grant pushed the Falcons' lead back-up to three, 55-52, heading into halftime.
It was back and forth in the first three minutes of the second half with Albertus in the driver's seat, 62-57. Shortly after, the Bears began to heat up offensively as a pair of free throws from Gordon made it a one-possession game, 64-62.
Albertus maintained an nine-point lead, 83-74, as the midway point hit in the half. However, the Bears climbed right back into the game cutting the lead to two, 90-88, with 4:58 left in regulation.
Albertus countered back with a 7-2 run to push its lead back-up to seven, 97-90. With less than a minute to play, Coast Guard trailed by just five, 100-95, but Albertus proved to be too much as the Falcons sealed the non-conference win.
- Albertus Magnus – 50.8% FG | 40.9% 3PT | 68.3% FT
- Coast Guard – 43.7% FG | 17.6% 3PT | 76.9% FT
- This game saw two ties and seven lead changes.
- Albertus won the battle on the glass, 44-41, as well as posted a 17-14 edge in second chance points.
- The Falcons' bench combined for 48 points.
- Coast Guard outscored the Falcons in the paint, 40-28.
- Tyreek Perkins (New Haven, Conn.) – 20 points (4-8 FG, 0-1 3PT, 12-14 FT) | 4 rebounds | 1 steal
- Terry Dawkins – 17 points (5-9 FG, 7-8 FT) | 8 rebounds | 3 assists | 1 steal
- Davon Warner (New Haven, Conn.) – 15 points (6-14 FG, 3-10 3PT) | 4 rebounds | 1 assist | 1 steal
- Damian Grant – 15 points (6-12 FG, 0-1 3PT, 3-5 FT) | 10 rebounds | 1 assist | 2 steals | 2 blocks
- Jahmerikah Green-Younger – 14 points (4-8 FG, 3-4 3PT, 3-5 FT) | 2 rebounds
- Marquan Watson (Waterbury, Conn.) – 10 points (4-6 FG, 2-4 FT) | 4 rebounds
- Justin Kane – 22 points (8-14 FG, 1-4 3PT, 5-8 FT) | 12 rebounds | 1 steal | 1 block
- J.T. Cox – 16 points (4-8 FG, 8-8 FT) | 8 rebounds | 1 assist | 1 steal
- Noah Baldez – 14 points (5-9 FG, 4-6 FT) | 5 rebounds | 3 assists | 1 steal
- Packy Witkowski – 14 points (5-16 FG, 2-5 3PT, 2-2 FT) | 2 rebounds | 1 steal
- Albertus: Damian Grant (15 points, 10 rebounds)
- Coast Guard: Justin Kane (22 points, 12 rebounds)
- This was the 23rd meeting between the two Connecticut schools.
- Following the win, the Falcons bring the all-time series record to 7-16 against the Bears.
- Albertus has won four of the last five games.
- The Falcons have scored 110-plus points four times this season, with today being the 55tth time in program history that the team has reached the century mark.
- Grant's 15-point performance was a season-high for the senior forward.
- Grant also collected his first double-double of the season.
The men's basketball team remains on the road and will battle non-conference foe Middlebury College on Tuesday, January 14. Tip-off is set for 7PM.