Hartford, Conn. – Junior tri-captain forward Luke MacDougall (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists to lead the Trinity College Bantams to an 88-75 win over the visiting Albertus Magnus College Falcons in men’s basketball action this evening at Oosting Gymnasium. Trinity evens its record at 5-5 with its first win in three games, while the Falcons fall to 6-2 with their first loss in four games.
Trailing 62-58 midway through the second half, Trinity scored eight straight points to take a 66-62 lead with seven minutes left and outscored the Falcons, 22-13 from that point on. Junior guard Brian Ford (Bronx, N.Y.) connected on a three-pointer from the right side to tie the game at 62-62 and sophomore tri-captain guard Salah Abdo (Chelsea, Mass.) scored the go-ahead bucket on a coast-to-coast drive. After the teams made 12 free throws apiece in the first half, the Bantams held a 19-3 edge from the foul line in the second half on 25 attempts.
Abdo added 14 points, four rebounds, and three steals, while classmate Jon Pike (Exeter, N.H.) notched 13 points and seven boards, junior guard Ian Fels (Miami, Fla.) scored 11 points, and Ford had 10 points. Albertus sophomore forward Ray Askew (Hamden, Conn.) led all scorers with 22 points and added 10 rebounds, while senior guard Sha’Ron Young (New Haven, Conn.) scored 15 points, and sophomore guard Byron Reaves (Hamden, Conn.) recorded 14 points. Junior guard Walden St. Juste (Hartford, Conn.) added 14 points and freshman forward David Armstrong (Bridgeport, Conn.) grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds and blocked three shots for the Falcons.