Prince George's Men's Basketball Travels To Garrett In Maryland JUCO Action On Saturday Night

Prince George's Men's Basketball Travels To Garrett In Maryland JUCO Action On Saturday Night

Prince George's (12-5, 3-3 MD JUCO) at Garrett (10-3, 2-2 MD JUCO)
Saturday, January 13, 2018 | 6 p.m.
CARC Gymnasium | McHenry, Md.


opening tip…
 With Wednesday's postponement, Prince George's will play its fourth-straight game away from Novak Field House when the Owls travel to Garrett College on Saturday night. The Largo program defeated the Lakers at home last season.

last time out…   Paul Golder scored 22 points for his best performance in a Prince George's Community College uniform to fuel the Owls to an 87-63 victory against Anne Arundel Community College on Jan. 5. Golder notched his first 20-point performance in an Owls uniform and fourth of his career. The sophomore connected on 10-for-14 from the floor and 2 of 2 from behind the arc for his 22 points. It was his second double-figure point performance for the Largo program. Golder also added four rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Gus Stone added 18 points and five assists. The sophomore has posted double figures in 16 of the 18 tilts this season and 31 times in his career. Mykal Johnson notched his second career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds while Kennith Ford and Shiloh Beale each chipped in 10 points in the winning effort. Johnson has posted double figures in points for the 16th time this season and 42nd time in 47 games in his career. Ford notched his 13th game in 2017-18 with 10+ points while Beale scored double digits for the third time in his young career.

next time on the hardwood… Prince George's returns to Novak Field House to host Howard on Wednesday. The game against Baltimore City on Jan. 10 has been rescheduled for Jan. 26. The Largo program will only have four of its final nine games at Novak Field House.  

now that's a career day… Sophomore Paul Golder notched a Prince George's high of 22 points against Anne Arundel on Jan. 5. Golder registered a career-best 23 points twice last season at another junior college. Sophomore Gus Stone scored a career-high 33 points against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 while fellow sophomore James Hagins tallied personal bests in points (23) and rebounds (16) against the Cardinals. 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 13 points against Patrick Henry on Nov. 4. Sophomore Tavon Ngangum (12 points) 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 42 of his 47 career games including 16 games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 31 10+ games in his career including 16 of 18 tilts this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 28 career double-figure point games including 13 this season while sophomore James Hagins has nine 10-point games in his career including seven this season. Freshman Shiloh Beale has three double-figure point performances 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 18 times and 30 points three in his career, including five this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has 17 20-point performances and reached 30 points in a game for the first time in his career against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6. Stone has scored at least 20 points in 11 games this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has two career 20-point games on his resume including one this season while sophomore James Hagins posted 20 points for the first time in his career against the Cardinals on Dec. 6. Sophomore Paul Golder reached 20 points for the first time in his Owls career against Anne Arundel on Jan. 5.

on the boards…
 Sophomore James Hagins has grabbed double figures in rebounds nine times in his career including seven times this season. Sophomore Mykal Johnson and freshman Darren Rivers each have hauled in 10 caroms in a game twice this season for the first time in their career while sophomore Kennith Ford has one double-double this season.

double trouble… Sophomore James Hagins has posted five double-doubles including turning the trick three times this season. The sophomore registered a double-double against Westmoreland last season before tallying 14 points and 10 boards against Thaddeus Stevens on Nov. 2 and had a career night with 23 points and 15 rebounds against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 before posting 11 points and 10 boards against Chesapeake on Dec. 14. 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. Johnson turned the trick again against Anne Arundel on Jan. 5 after finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

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 unveiled their gold jerseys for the doubleheader against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 and will be wearing them for select games the rest of the season.

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. The Owls are 31-14 under Johnson in his two seasons at the helm.