Taking on Albertus MagnusPosted: February 12, 2012
On Saturday, at 3 pm the men’s basketball team of Lasell College will be hosting the men’s basketball team of Albertus Magnus College. Lasell has improved greatly, moving to a 10-12 record and 9-6 in conference play this year. They are fourth in their respective conference right now.
This Saturday is a big game day for Lasell College, since they’ll be playing the number one team in the conference. Albertus Magnus is 21-1 and 15-0 in conference play, and has moved into the top 25 in the nation for division three men’s basketball for the first time in school history.
When I asked the team’s starting point guard, Arthur Alexander, about the significance of this game, he responded by saying it would be big.
“This could be a huge turning point near the end of the season for us. We could use this win to propel us through the conference tournament and even into the Division three tournament.”
Any win right now would be a special confidence boost for the team and could greatly benefit them down the road, especially against one of the top 25 teams in the nation. It would help Lasell make the division three tournament for the first time in school history. But to get this win at home, they are going to need a lot of help from the home crowd.
At the last home game against rival Mount Ida, the Lasell student body came out in large numbers. For the school white out against Mount Ida the crowd played a huge role. Alexander said, “there really are no words to describe what it’s like to play in front of a crowd like that. It gets you more motivated than anything in the world because you do not want to let down the fans.”
Lasell College will hopefully bring the same enthusiasm to the game on Saturday to root on against Albertus Magnus.