LANCASTER, Pa. – For the second consecutive night Gus Stone (Baltimore, Md./North County) scored over 20 points in a game to lift Prince George's Community College past Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology 84-77 in men's basketball action on Thursday.
After posting 21 points in the season-opening win against the University of Maryland Club on Wednesday, Stone finished one point shy of his career best with 27 points. The sophomore shot 10-for-16 from the floor, 1 of 4 from behind the arc and a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Stone, who registered a career-best 28 points against Concord Prep on Dec. 6, 2015, notched his eighth career 20-point performance and his 18th double-digit game of his career. Stone added four rebounds, three assist and a block in the game.
James Hagins (Roanoke, Va./William Fleming) reached double figures in points for the second-straight night, finishing with 14 points after scoring 13 on Wednesday. The sophomore registered a double-double for the Owls (2-0) after also grabbing 10 caroms on the night. Hagins also rejected three shots to bring his total to eight in the young season.
Mykal Johnson (Landover, Md./Charles H. Flowers) has also posted double figures in points in both games this season. Johnson, who scored 16 points against the Terrapins, chipped in 11 points against Thaddeus Stevens in the winning effort.
Prince George's handled its first road test of the season by jumping out to a 35-23 going into halftime and despite being outscored 54-49 in the second half held on for an 84-77 victory. The Owls have scored 40 points in the second half in both its tilts while the 49 points against Thaddeus Stevens is a season high.
Prince George's returns to action at the Patrick Henry Tournament on Saturday and Sunday. The Owls open the tournament against host Patrick Henry on Saturday. Tipoff is 6 p.m.