LARGO, Md. – Tunde Scrivner (Washington, D.C./H.D. Woodson) scored a career-high 32 points to power Prince George's Community College past Montgomery College 88-74 in Maryland JUCO men's basketball action on Wednesday.
The freshman converted 12-for-20 of his shots from the floor, 4 of 6 from behind the arc and 4 of 7 from the free throw line to establish a new career high of 32 points and notch his second career 30-point game this season. The freshman registered 31 points against SUNY Sullivan on November 18. He has posted four 20-point games this season all at Novak Field House. Scrivner has reached double figures in each of his last four tilts after notching single digits against the College of Southern Maryland for the only time this year. Since that game, the freshman is averaging 20.3 points per game in his last four games. Scrivner ranks second on the team with 17.2 points per game.
Alex Morales (Paterson, N.J./Manchester Regional) did something for the first time at Novak Field House on Wednesday after finishing the game with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. The sophomore has three triple-doubles in his career, but the previous three took place in Western Maryland or Western Pennsylvania. In his last seven games, Morales has four double-doubles and three triple-doubles and is averaging 18.3 points, 11.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game in that stretch. For the year, he leads the team with 19.2 points and 11.4 rebounds per game.
Dexter Turner (Washington, D.C./Idea Public Charter) chipped in 12 points, eight assists and two steals. The sophomore reached double figures for the first time four games and has 12 games with at least 10 points this season and 13 in his career. Turner ranks seventh in NJCAA Division III in assists with 7.3 assists per game. He ranks third with 11.4 points per game.
Fueled by eight points by Scrivner, the Owls jumped out to a 16-7 lead six minutes and 11 seconds into the game. The Raptors cut the margin to 22-19 only to see Prince George's score the next eight points off treys by Turner and Dariel Medina (Silver Spring, Md./James H. Blake) and a layup by Scrivner for a 30-21 lead en route to a 32-25 edge going into the locker room.
Powered by six points by Scrivner, the Owls opened the second half on a 13-2 run capped by a Moetaz Ashkar (Landover Hills, Md./Parkdale) dunk with 17:28 left for a 45-27 advantage.
Prince George's extended its lead into the 20-point margin and Montgomery could get no closer than 13 points the rest of the way.
The Owls are now 16-2 on the year and 7-2 in league play. They currently hold a Top-4 spot in the standings.
The coaching staff wore sneakers as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week is a nationwide event when basketball coaches across the country unite for a common cause – saving lives from cancer! Coaches and their staff across the nation wear sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness and help save lives from cancer by raising funds and encouraging people to educate themselves about cancer prevention, screening, and early detection.
Prince George's returns to action at home against CCBC Catonsville. Game time is 7 p.m. and will be broadcasted by PGCC TV.