NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Albertus Magnus College men's basketball team won their fifth straight game with a 99-90 victory over visiting Great Northeast Athletic opponent Saint Joseph's College.
The Falcons battled into halftime leading 50-44 amid 5 lead changes and 7 ties in the first half of play. Albertus used an 8-0 run midway through the second half to take an 81-65 lead with 7:50 remaining and take control of the game.
Albertus was led by senior guard Shaquille Mitchell (Linden, NJ) and his game-high 29 points with 5 rebounds. Junior forward Jaqhawn Walters (Hartford, Conn.) added 22 points and a game-high 10 rebounds for the Falcons. Sophomore guard Ryan Pittman (Stratford, Conn.) and senior guard Devin Coleman (Bridgeport, Conn.) each added 14 points for the hosts.
Saint Joseph's College was led by sophomore guard Ian Mileikis (Auburn, Maine) and his team-high 20 points, game-high 6 assists, and 6 rebounds. Classmate Ben Malloy (Standish, Maine) added 18 points while junior forward Quinn Richardson-Newton (Saco, Maine) added 16 points.
The Falcons improve to 11-3, 7-1 GNAC while Saint Joseph's College drops to 7-7, 4-3 GNAC this season.
Saint Joseph's hosts Mount Ida College in a 3:00 PM GNAC contest on Monday. Albertus returns to action on Tuesday at 7:00 PM when they play the second half of a GNAC doubleheader with Lasell College.
COURTESY OF ALBERTUS MAGNUS SPORTS INFORMATION
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.