Prince George's Men's Basketball Set To Host A Pair Of Games On The Hardwood This Weekend

Prince George's Men's Basketball Set To Host A Pair Of Games On The Hardwood This Weekend

Potomac State (5-5) at Prince George's (6-3)
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 4 p.m.
Novak Field House | Largo, Md.

Davidson County (7-2) at Prince George's (6-3)
Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 1 p.m.
Novak Field House | Largo, Md.



opening tip…
 Prince George's will have a busy weekend with a pair of games on the hardwood. The Owls will host Potomac State on Saturday and Davidson County on Sunday. The Catamounts and Storm both won the last meeting with Prince George's in 2015-16 with the contest against Davidson County coming in the NJCAA District VII Semifinals

last time out…  Prince George's furious comeback attempt comes up short in a 91-89 loss against Cecil College on Wednesday. Mykal Johnson  powered the Owls with 21 of his season-high 28 points in the final five minutes of the game. Trailing 69-54, the sophomore would lead Prince George's on a 35-21 run the rest of the way to nearly pull off an incredible comeback. Johnson registered a season-high 28 points after connecting on 7-for-19 of his shots from the floor, 3 of 9 from behind the arc and 11 of 15 from the charity stripe. The sophomore has registered double figures in points in all nine contests this season and in 34 of 39 career games while tallying his second 20-point game this season and 14th of his career. Kennith Ford notched a career-high 26 points and his second 20-point performance after posting 24 at Penn Highlands exactly one year ago to the day. The sophomore has scored double figures in four-straight games and six of the eight games he has played. James Hagins chipped in 11 points for his fourth 10+ game of the season.

next time on the hardwood… Prince George's concludes its four-game homestand against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6. The night will be Alumni Appreciation Night and the team will unveil its 50th Anniversary gold jerseys for the game. After traveling to Chesapeake on Dec. 14, the Owls will host CCAC Allegheny on Dec. 16. The Largo program will only have four of its final 12 games at Novak Field House. 

now that's a career day… Sophomore Kennith Ford hauled in a career-high 10 rebounds to notch his first career double-double against Butler County on Nov. 17. Freshman Shiloh Beale notched a career-high 12 points against Patrick Henry on Nov. 4. Sophomore James Hagins hauled in a career-high 12 rebounds against Pennsylvania Highlands on Nov. 8. Sophomores Paul Golder (14 points) and Tavon Ngangum (12 points) each had a Prince George's highs against Allegany College of Maryland on Nov. 15.

the point is double figures… Sophomore Mykal Johnson has posted double figures in 35 of his 39 career games including all nine games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 24 10+ games in his career including all eight tilts this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 20 career double-figure point games including five this season while sophomore James Hagins has six 10-point games in his career including three this season. Freshman Shiloh Beale has one double-figure point performance this season. Sophomore Tavon Ngangum has two 10+ games in an Owl uniform and fellow sophomore Paul Golder has one.

20-20 vision…
 Sophomore Mykal Johnson has scored 20 points in a game 14 times and 30 points twice in his career. Sophomore Gus Stone has 13 20-point performances and has scored 20 points in six games this season and sophomore Kennith Ford has two career 20-point games on his resume.

on the boards…
 Sophomore James Hagins has grabbed double figures in rebounds five times in his career including three this season. Sophomores Kennith Ford and Mykal Johnson have each hauled in 10 caroms in a game once this season for the first time in their career.

double trouble… Sophomore James Hagins has posted two double-doubles. The sophomore registered a double-double against Westmoreland last season and tallied 14 points and 10 boards against Thaddeus Stevens on Nov. 2. Sophomore Kennith Ford recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds against Butler County on Nov. 17 and fellow sophomore Mykal Johnson tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds against Westmoreland County on Nov. 18 to notch the duo's first double-double of their careers. 

the word on the catamounts… Potomac State comes into the contest 5-5 after falling to Montgomery on Wednesday.

the word on the storm... Davidson County, who travels to Anne Arundel on Saturday, comes into the weekend 7-2 after falling to Fayetteville Tech on Nov. 25. The Storm were ranked fifth in the NJCAA Division III preseason poll.

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 GolderTavon Ngangum and Brian Ferguson, and freshmen Shiloh BealeDarren RiversBryon 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 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

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.