GAME DAY INFORMATION
Pennsylvania Highlands (0-0) at Prince George's (2-2)
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Novak Field House | Largo, Md.
opening tip… Prince George's comes home to Novak Field House to start a two-game homestand. Pennsylvania Highlands begin the short homestand on Wednesday, The Owls defeated the Black Bears 81-71 on the road last season.
last time out… Prince George's lost a close contest 84-80 against Penn in the final day of the Patrick Henry Men's Basketball Tournament on Sunday. Gus Stone notched his third-straight game with 20 points, finishing with 23 points. He did most of his damage at the foul line, connecting on 14 of 16 at the line. Mykal Johnson posted double figures in points for the fourth time this season after posting 19 points while James Hagins chipped in 12 points in the loss.
next time on the hardwood… The Owls conclude the two-game homestand on when they open Maryland JUCO action on Nov. 15 against Allegany College of Maryland.
now that's a career day… Freshman Shiloh Beale notched a career-high 12 points against Patrick Henry on Nov. 4.
the point is double figures… Sophomore Mykal Johnson has posted double figures in 30 of his 34 career games including all four games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 20 10+ games in his career including four this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 17 career double-figure point games including three this season while sophomore James Hagins has five 10-point games in his career including three this season. Freshman Shiloh Beale has one double-figure point performance this season.
20-20 vision… Sophomore Mykal Johnson has scored 20 points in a game 13 times and 30 points twice in his career. Sophomore Gus Stone has 11 20-point performances and has scored 20 points in all four games this season.
on the boards… Sophomore James Hagins has grabbed double figures in rebounds twice in his career including against Thaddeus Stevens on Nov. 2. Hagins is the only player on the team with a double-digit rebound game.
double trouble… Sophomore James Hagins has posted two double-doubles in his career and in his last four games. The sophomore registered a double-double against Westmoreland last season and tallied 14 points and 10 boards against Thaddeus Stevens on Nov. 2.
nice to see you again… Sophomore Gus Stone has returned to the Owls for the 2017-18 season after playing in 2016-17. Stone ranked second on the team in his freshman campaign with 14.8 points per game and posted 20 double-figure performances including 11 games with 20 points or more.
welcome to the perch… Along with welcoming back Gus Stone, head coach Brian Johnson has added sophomores Paul Golder, Tavon Ngangum and Brian Ferguson, and freshmen Shiloh Beale, Darren Rivers, Bryon Scriber and AJ Perdomo to the team in 2017-18.
that's gold, jerry, gold… Prince George's is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of Prince George's Athletics in 2017-18. Prince George's unveiled gold uniforms for men's soccer against Cecil on Sept. 15 as part of the 50th Anniversary of Prince George's Athletics, A Celebration of the Past, Present, And Future. The men's and women's basketball teams will unveil their gold jerseys for the doubleheader against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 and then will be wearing them for select games the rest of the season.
alumni appreciation night… The athletics department will be holding Alumni Appreciation Night that will also include Prince George's faculty and staff on Dec. 6 against CCBC Catonsville at 5/7 p.m. Alumni, faculty or staff that wish to participate in the event must pre-register at www.pgccowls.com/alumninight in order to receive up to four free tickets, a free gift and discounted meals. Deadline is Dec. 1. Prince George's will also be holding a Kid's Night Out on Jan. 17.
hall of fame… Prince George's will be holding its inaugural Hall of Fame as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration. Nominations are currently being accepted until Dec. 15 by going to www.pgccowls.com/halloffame.
hosting maryland juco tournament… Prince George's will be hosting the Maryland JUCO Tournament for both men's and women's basketball on Feb. 23-25.
men's basketball tradition… The men's basketball team has won the Maryland JUCO Tournament four times (1971-72, 1979-80, 1980-81, 2016-17) and the NJCAA Region XX crown seven times (1990-91, 1992-93, 2007-08, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16).
about the coach… Head coach Brian Johnson begins his second season as the men's basketball head coach. He led the Owls to a 21-9 record last season, to the Maryland JUCO Tournament title and to the NJCAA Region XX Division III title game. The 21 wins marked the first 20 win season since 2013-14. Johnson was inducted into his high school (Mount St. Joseph) hall of fame in the fall of 2017.