GAME DAY INFORMATION
CCBC Catonsville (1-6, 1-2 MD JUCO) at Prince George's (7-4, 0-2 MD JUCO)
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 | 4 p.m.
Novak Field House | Largo, Md.
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opening tip… Wednesday is the first event of the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the basketball teams with Alumni Appreciation Night. The squads will unveil their commemorative gold jerseys for the game. Prince George's will face CCBC Catonsville on the night to end a four-game homestand. The Cardinals have an Owl connection with their Administrator of Campus Athletic Programs being Prince George's graduate and former women's soccer player Melissa Miller. Miller also spent some time on staff in Largo.
last time out… Prince George's Community College drops a 79-59 decision to Davidson County Community College on Sunday. Mykal Johnson paced the Owls with 19 points. The sophomore has recorded double figures in every game this year and has posted at least 18 points in each of his last five contests. Kennith Ford added 14 points and seven rebounds while James Hagins and Paul Golder each chipped in eight points in the loss.
next time on the hardwood… Prince George's travels to Chesapeake on Dec. 14 before returning home to host CCAC Allegheny for the final home game before the New Year. The Largo program will only have four of its final 12 games at Novak Field House.
now that's a career day… Freshman Darren Rivers registered a career-best eight points and 13 rebounds against Potomac State on Dec. 2. Sophomore Kennith Ford notched a career-high 26 points against Ceil on Nov. 29. The sophomore also 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 37 of his 41 career games including all 11 games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 25 10+ games in his career including 10 of 12 tilts this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 22 career double-figure point games including eight this season while sophomore James Hagins has six 10-point games in his career including four 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 15 times and 30 points twice in his career, including three this season. 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. Freshman Darren Rivers came off the bench against Potomac State to haul in a career-best 13 caroms on Dec. 2.
double trouble… Sophomore James Hagins has posted three double-doubles including one this season. 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 cardinals… CCBC Catonsville comes into the contest 1-6 overall and 1-2 in Maryland JUCO play after falling to Hagerstown on Nov. 28.
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.