Prince George's Men's Basketball Returns Home To Host Howard Community College For Kid's Night Out On Wednesday

Prince George's Men's Basketball Returns Home To Host Howard Community College For Kid's Night Out On Wednesday

Howard (5-9, 0-2 MD JUCO) at Prince George's (13-5, 4-3 MD JUCO)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Novak Field House | Largo, Md.


opening tip…
 Riding a three-game winning streak on the road, Prince George's makes its 2018 home debut against Howard on Wednesday for Kid's Night Out. Any Prince George's County students (Pre-K-12 grade) and their families will be admitted to the game for free and will receive a free gift courtesy of Prince George's athletics. The Owls defeated the Dragons last season on the road. Howard head coach Joel Dearring is a graduate of Prince George's Community College.

last time out…   Mykal Johnson and Gus Stone combined for 53 points, 20 rebounds and 17 assists to propel Prince George's Community College past Garrett College 91-80 on Saturday. Johnson registered his first collegiate triple-double after finishing the game with 21 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 10 assists. The sophomore went 7-for-12 from the floor, 1 of 4 from behind the arc and 6 of 6 from the free throw line for his seventh 20-point performance of the season and 19th of his career. Johnson reached double figures in rebounds for the third time this campaign and the second-straight contest. Stone narrowly missed a triple-double for the second time in 2017-18 after notching 32 points, a career-best 10 rebounds and seven assists for his first career double-double. Stone made 12 of 24 of his shots from the floor, 2 of 4 from behind the arc and 6 of 9 from the free throw line. It was the second time this season that Stone has recorded a 30-point outburst and second time in his last five games. The sophomore also became the fourth different player this year to record a double-double. James Hagins added his fifth career double-double thanks to 14 points and 11 rebounds. Hagins also reached double figures in points for the 10th time in his career while also tying his career high with five blocks. Kennith Ford chipped In 12 points for the Owls in the squad's third-straight victory. Prince George's jumped out to a 46-39 advantage after the first half and then held a 45-41 edge in the second half to come away with a 91-80 victory.

next time on the hardwood… Prince George's will have off until Monday and then play four games in seven days starting at Northern Virginia on Monday. The Owls will then travel to Frederick (Jan. 24), host Baltimore City (Jan. 26) and wrap up the week at the College of Southern Maryland (Jan. 28).   

now that's a career day… Sophomore Mykal Johnson dished out a career-high 10 assists on his way to his first collegiate triple-double while sophomore Gus Stone hauled in 10 rebounds on his way to his first career double-double in the contest against Garrett on Jan. 13. Stone also registered a career-best 33 points against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6. 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 James Hagins tallied personal bests in points (23) and rebounds (16) against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6. 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 Cecil 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 43 of his 48 career games including 17 games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 32 10+ games in his career including 17 of 19 tilts this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 29 career double-figure point games including 13 this season while sophomore James Hagins has 10 double-figure games in his career including eight 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 19 times and 30 points three in his career, including six this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has 18 20-point performances and reached 30 points in a game twice this season. Stone has scored at least 20 points in 12 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 10 times in his career including eight times this season. Sophomore Mykal Johnson has hauled in 10+ rebounds three times this season and freshman Darren Rivers has posted 10 caroms in a game twice this season while sophomore Kennith Ford has one double-figure rebound contest this season.

the dish…
Sophomore Mykal Johnson became the first Owl player to register 10 assists in a game since Alex Morales handed out 13 assists against Allegeny (Md.) on Jan. 13, 2017 when Johnson recorded 10 dimes against Garrett on Jan. 13, 2018. Johnson has handed out five or more assists four times this season and five times in his career. Sophomore Gus Stone has four 5+ assist games, including tilts with seven, eight and nine assists this season. Freshman Shiloh Beale has two six assists games this season and sophomore Tavon Ngangum has two games with at least five helpers on the year.

double trouble… Sophomore James Hagins has posted six double-doubles including turning the trick four 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. He posted 11 points and 10 boards against Chesapeake on Dec. 14 and 14 points and 11 rebounds against Garrett on Jan. 13. 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. Sophomore Gus Stone joined the club with a 32-point, 10-rebound performance against Garrett on Jan. 13.

triple trouble… Sophomore Mykal Johnson recorded a triple-double against Garrett after registering 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on Jan. 13. The 10 assists were a career best while the sophomore had two previous double-doubles before his triple threat against the Lakers.

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. The top eight teams on both the men's and women's side in the league will fight for Maryland Junior College pride.

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.