In the men's semi-final game, the PGCC Owls defeated the CCAC Allegheny by a score of 78 to 76 Gabriel McCray scored 26 points for PGCC. Donnell Diggs had 20 points and Malik Sneed added 12 rebounds to help secure the Owls place in the Region Championship game. Robert Tyler II added 16 points and Lerenzo Foote contributed 10 rebounds for the Owls.
In the championship game Robert Tyler was the high scorer with 16 points. Lerenzo Foote contributed with a double double scoring 10 and 14 rebounds, McCray added 10 points, Diggs had 11 points and 7 assists, and Che'Von Giles notched 10 points, 2 being key three pointers late in the game to secure the victory.
Lerenzo Foote was named to the All-Tournament team and Gabriel McCray was named the tournament MVP.
"I could not be more proud of our men. They have worked hard all year…" said Jo Ann Rogers Todaro, athletics director at PGCC. We are one of only eleven teams still playing NJCAA Division III men's basketball. This is a great accomplishment, she added. "This team is filled with extraordinary young student athletes and has great leadership under Coach Xavier Joyner. We feel very strongly that this team is a national contender."
The Owls have earned a berth into the District 7 Championship held February 28 to March 2. Prince George's will travel to Region 17 to try to earn a trip to the nationals. The District 7 Champion advances to the NJCAA DIII Men's Basketball National Championship hosted my Sullivan County Community College March 13-15.