LARGO, Md. – Career afternoons by Dexter Turner (Washington, D.C./Idea Public Charter), Moetaz Ashkar (Landover Hills, Md./Parkdale) and Dariel Medina (Silver Springs, Md./James H. Blake) give Prince George's Community College Athletics Director Jo Ann Rogers Todaro a great birthday afternoon and propel the Owls past Westmoreland County Community College 128-72 in National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX Division III action on Saturday.
Turner, who established a career-high with 17 points against Northern Virginia Community College on Tuesday, did not take long to set a new standard after connecting on 9 of 14 shots from the floor and 7 of 12 from behind the arc with even a couple that PGCC TV's Marshawn Powers would enjoy calling the shots from the parking lot to finish with a game-high 25 points. He continues to stuff the stat sheet with eight assists, four rebounds and two steals. The sophomore has posted double figures in three-straight games and has six 10-point games on the year and seven for his career. In addition, Turner has dished out at least six helpers in a game this season six times and is averaging 11.3 points and 7.3 assists per game in 2018-19.
Ashkar was one point away from his career-best performance on Tuesday after finishing with 10 points against the Nighthawks. The sophomore's dominant performance on Saturday on both the offensive and defensive end handed him his first collegiate double-double with a career-high 14 points and 13 rebounds. Ashkar now has three career double-digit point games and one 10+ rebound game after smashing his previous career high of nine caroms against SUNY Sullivan on Nov. 18.
Medina came off the bench to post his best scoring output since his collegiate debut when he had 11 points against Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on Nov. 3, 2016. Medina registered a career-high 12 points, six assists and five rebounds. The sophomore notched his first double-digit game of 2018-19 and third of his career.
Alex Morales (Paterson, N.J./Manchester Regional) posted a typical Alex Morales performance on the afternoon with 22 points, six assists, three steals and two rebounds. The sophomore is coming off a 24-point, 20-rebound, nine-assist performance that including the decisive rebound and point against Northern Virginia on Tuesday. Morales has registered four 20-point games this season and has nine in his career. The sophomore leads the team with 19.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per game.
Tunde Scrivner (Washington, D.C./H.D. Woodson) also had a nice afternoon with 18 points, seven assists and seven steals against the Wolfpack. The assist and steal totals set a new career standard for Scrivner and marks the second time this season he has dished out at least six helpers. The sophomore has registered double figures in points in all nine games this season, including four games with at least 18 points. Scrivner ranks second on the team with 18.3 points per game.
Darren Rivers (District Heights, Md./DuVal) notched his second career double-digit point game and narrowly missed his first collegiate double-double, finishing with 11 points and nine rebounds against Westmoreland County. Rivers established a career best with 12 points against Thaddeus Stevens in the season opener on Nov. 6.
Deon Savage (Washington, D.C./Theodore Roosevelt) notched his second 10-point game of the season with 10 points on Saturday. The sophomore had a career-high 16 points against SUNY Sullivan.
With the game tied at 6, Prince George's used a 15-4 run to take a 21-10 lead with 13:37 left in the first half. Rivers handed the Owls the lead for good on a traditional 3-point play and posted five points in the surge while Turner powered the stretch with a pair of triples.
Westmoreland County kept cutting the margin to single digits in the first half, but after the Wolfpack cut the margin to 39-32 with 6:36 left in the stanza the Largo program closed the half on a 25-2 run to go into the locker room with a 64-34 advantage. Morales and Scrivner combined for 15 points in the run to close the half.
The Owls used a 64-38 second half to improve to 3-0 in the region and 5-0 at Novak Field House this year.
Prince George's returns to action at home against Frederick Community College on Wednesday. Game time is 7 p.m. The athletic department is holding a toy drive for Toys 4 Tots and are asking for donations of a new toy at the game against the Cougars and also against Butler County Community College on Friday. Donations are also being collected in Novak Field next week (Monday-Friday) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in Room 104.