Men's Basketball Falls at Albright, 74-65

Men's Basketball Falls at Albright, 74-65

READING, Pa. (12/21/09) - Seniors Vinnie Darpino (Colonia, N.J.) and Akinwande Oshodi (Florence Twp., N.J.) each scored 16 points, however the Kean University men's basketball team fell to host Albright College, 74-65, in non-conference action on Monday evening.

Junior guard Zac Shaeffer (Lampeter, Pa.) scored a game-high 26 points for the Lions (8-1), while junior forward Jonathan Jones (Linden, N.J.) added a double-double for the Cougars (3-5).

The Lions controlled throughout much of the contest and led by as many as five points on several occasions in the opening half, including the 35-30 lead at the break, as Shaeffer had 16 first-half points.  Jones came off the bench to score eight points and grab seven rebounds in the first half for the Cougars. 

In the second half, Albright quickly built a double-digit lead and led by as many as 13 points at 46-33 just 3:11 into the half.  The Cougars battled back, using an 8-0 run midway through the half to pull within 51-48 with less than 10 minutes remaining, as Darpino scored the first four points of the run and Oshodi closed out the run with four straight points.

Albright pushed the lead back to eight points at 62-54 and maintained at least a five-point lead the rest of the way to remain undefeated at home.

Jones finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds, while Oshodi added seven rebounds. 

The Cougars return to action next Monday, December 28, when they travel to Division I Brown University for a non-conference game at 7 p.m.