Prince George's Men's Basketball Travels Northwest To Face Frederick On Wednesday Night

Prince George's Men's Basketball Travels Northwest To Face Frederick On Wednesday Night

Prince George's (13-7, 4-4 MD JUCO) at Frederick (16-2, 7-1 MD JUCO)
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 | 7 p.m.
Frederick, Md. 


opening tip…
 Prince George's continues its stretch of four games in seven days when it travels to Frederick on Wednesday night. The Owls defeated the Cougars in overtime last year in Largo.

last time out… Prince George's Community furious comeback attempt falls short to Northern Virginia Community College 89-86 on Monday. Gus Stone paced the Owls with 28 points and eight rebounds. Stone shot 10-for-19 from the floor, 2 of 6 from the free throw line and 6 of 12 from the charity stripe. Stone, who has recorded 25 points or more five times in 2017-18, reached 20 points for the 13th time this season and the 20th time in his career. The sophomore had five points in the final 26 seconds with Prince George's trailing by six and trying to rally for the victory. Kennith Ford matched career highs in both points (26) and rebounds (10) for his second collegiate double-double. The sophomore also scored 26 points against Cecil College on Nov. 29 and hauled in 10 caroms against Butler County Community College on Nov. 17 when he notched his first double-double. Mykal Johnson chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. Johnson, who also registered his first career double-double against Westmoreland County Community College on Nov. 18, has three double-doubles and a triple-double in his last four games after not posting a trick in his first 36 tilts.

layup drill… Sophomore Mykal Johnson did not have a double-double in 1st 36 games but has five in last 13 tilts including turning the trick in all four games in the New Year with a triple-double. He is averaging 17.0 points and 11.3 rebounds in his last four games. Sophomore Gus Stone is averaging 24.5 points per game in four games in 2018. The sophomore has scored 25 or more points five times this season including two 30-point outbursts. Sophomore Kennith Ford has posted back-to-back 20-point games for the first time in his career. On Monday at Northern Virginia, he tied a career high with 26 points and 10 rebounds for his second career double-double. Ford is averaging 17.8 points per game in the New Year.

next time on the hardwood… Prince George's returns to Novak Field House to host Baltimore City on Friday and wraps up the week at the College of Southern Maryland on Sunday. The Owls then return home against CCBC Dundalk on Feb. 2.    

now that's a career day… Sophomore Kennith Ford has posted a career-high 26 points twice this season after reaching the mark against Cecil on Nov. 29 and again against Northern Virginia on Jan. 22. Ford has also grabbed a personal-best 10 boards twice this season after posting 10 caroms against Butler County on Nov. 17 and against the Nighthawks on Jan. 22. Sophomore James Hagins matched his career high of 23 points against Howard on Jan. 17 after posting a collegiate-best 23 points against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6.  The sophomore also posted a career-high 16 caroms against the Dragons. 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. Johnson grabbed a career-best 15 boards against Dragons. 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. Freshman Darren Rivers registered a career-best eight points and 13 rebounds against Potomac State on Dec. 2. 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 45 of his 50 career games including 19 games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 34 10+ games in his career including 19 of 21 tilts this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 31 career double-figure point games including 15 this season while sophomore James Hagins has 11 double-figure games in his career including nine 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 20 times and 30 points three in his career, including six this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has 20 20-point performances and reached 30 points in a game twice this season. Stone has scored at least 20 points in 14 games this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has four career 20-point games on his resume including three this season while sophomore James Hagins posted 20 points twice this season with a pair of 23-point outburst. 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 11 times in his career including nine times this season. Sophomore Mykal Johnson has hauled in 10+ rebounds five times this season and freshman Darren Rivers has posted 10 caroms in a game twice this season while sophomore Kennith Ford has a pair of 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 Allegany (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 five 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. Sophomore Mykal Johnson has five double-doubles this season including four since the New Year hit. Sophomore Kennith Ford has turned the trick twice and fellow sophomore Gus Stone has one double-double this season.

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 33-16 under Johnson in his two seasons at the helm.