DaQuan Brooks scores 26 points, but Albertus Magnus
defeats Western Connecticut, 107-88

from the desk of Kristen DeCarli - Alberus Magnus SID

BOX SCORE

NEW HAVEN, CT (Nov. 22) — Senior guard DaQuan Brooks (Atlanta, GA) scored a team-high 26 points, but it was not enough to hold off Albertus Magnus College. The Falcons, behind 31 points from Ray Askew (Hamden, Conn.) , defeated the Colonials, 107-88 in a non-conference game on Tuesday night.

Askew led all scorers as he tallied 31 points and 10 rebounds in the Falcons’ second-straight win. Askew shot 9-of-10 from the field and 13-of-19 from the free throw line as he recorded 30 or more points for the second-consecutive contest.

Albertus opened the game with an 18-2 run led by 12 points combined from Askew and sophomore Darius Watson (New Britain, Conn.). Watson shot 5-of-8 from the field for 11 points in the first half and finished the night with 19 total points and seven rebounds.

Askew was 5-of-5 for 10 points in the first half as the Falcons scored 18 points off 13 Western Connecticut turnovers. The Falcons also shot 55.3% from the floor in the frame, while holding the Colonials to a 33.3% showing.

Junior Arshad Jackson (Hartford, Conn.) finished with 11 points for the Falcons, while Zach Dugas (Monroe, Conn.) added 15 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the floor. Dugas was also 6-of-6 from the charity stripe.

Western Connecticut was led by Brooks who registered 26 points and five assists, while Ryan Pelletier (Wolcott, CT), Ter’Qwan Perkins (Bridgeport, CT) and Michael Kennedy (Newtown, CT) added 10, 13 and 10 points, respectively.

The Falcons led by as much as 24 points in the second half with 6:29 remaining in the contest. Watson hit a jumper for his second-consecutive bucket to extend the Falcons’ advantage to 92-68.

For Askew, it was his second double-double of the season, while the Colonials of Western fall to 2-1 on the year. On the night, the Falcons shot 52.9%, a 36-of-68 clip from the floor.

The Colonials host the Hampton Inn Classic on Friday through Sunday, November 25-27. In Friday's game, Western takes on Richard Stockton College at 7 pm. The Ospreys meet Johnson & Wales on Saturday at 1 pm and the three-day affair concludes on Sunday when the Colonials take on the Wildcats.

Newspaper Box Score
Western Connecticut vs Albertus Magnus
11/22/11 7:00 PM at New Haven, Conn.

ALBERTUS MAGNUS 107, WESTERN CONNECTICUT 88

WESTERN CONNECTICUT (2-1)
DaQuan Brooks 9-22 7-7 26; Ter'Qwan Perkins 6-6 1-2 13; Ryan Pelletier 3-8
2-4 10; Michael Kennedy 4-6 2-2 10; Shawn Mobilio 3-5 2-2 8; Michael Jensen
2-11 2-2 7; Mark Redding 1-7 5-5 7; James Barnes 2-3 0-0 4; Luis Bridtter
1-1 1-2 3; Louis Krohelski 0-0 0-0 0; Gary Robinson 0-4 0-0 0; Joseph Setaro
0-0 0-0 0; Oliver Sathoud 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-73 22-26 88.

ALBERTUS MAGNUS (2-0)
Ray Askew 9-10 13-19 31; Darius Watson 8-14 1-2 19; Zach Dugas 4-8 6-6 15;
Arshad Jackson 4-11 2-2 11; Julian Sanders 3-5 1-2 8; Chris Cagle 1-3 4-4 6;
Spencer Smith 2-3 0-0 5; Jefferson Lora 2-7 0-1 4; James Economopoulos 1-2
0-0 3; Lemar Larsen 1-1 1-2 3; Kevin Rogers 1-1 0-1 2; Jonathan Boykin 0-1
0-0 0; DJ Griffin 0-0 0-0 0; Troy Owens 0-0 0-0 0; Tom Sparks 0-2 0-0 0.
Totals 36-68 28-39 107.

Western Connecticut..... 30 58 88
Albertus Magnus......... 48 59 107

3-point goals--Western Connecticut 4-24 (Ryan Pelletier 2-5; Michael Jensen
1-4; DaQuan Brooks 1-10; Shawn Mobilio 0-1; Gary Robinson 0-3; Michael
Kennedy 0-1), Albertus Magnus 7-14 (Darius Watson 2-5; Julian Sanders 1-1;
Arshad Jackson 1-2; Zach Dugas 1-1; Spencer Smith 1-2; James Economopoulos
1-1; Jonathan Boykin 0-1; Jefferson Lora 0-1). Fouled out--Western
Connecticut-Luis Bridtter; James Barnes, Albertus Magnus-None.
Rebounds--Western Connecticut 36 (Ter'Qwan Perkins 6), Albertus Magnus 45
(Ray Askew 10). Assists--Western Connecticut 15 (DaQuan Brooks 5), Albertus
Magnus 19 (Jefferson Lora 4; Arshad Jackson 4; Zach Dugas 4). Total
fouls--Western Connecticut 28, Albertus Magnus 23. Technical fouls--Western
Connecticut-Luis Bridtter, Albertus Magnus-None. A-912