By MACHEL MILLWOOD
Largo, Md. – For the first time this season, the Owls men's basketball team are on a three-game win streak and are looking to take this all-important momentum building into the Region XX DIII Tournament.
The Owls men are fully motivated after going 3-0 in a week that started with a huge win against top rivals Montgomery College on Saturday, January 10. The Owls were able to roll over Montgomery in arguable their "most complete" game of the season by a score of 116-106. The team got double-digit scoring from five players which included Donell Diggs, Robert Tyler II, Marquis Powell, Lavonte Sanders, and Gregory Reed-Lafortune. More so, the Owls proved their dominance over the Raptors by maintaining the lead from start to finish.
Two days later, the Owls hosted St. Mary's College JV and were able to build upon the strong offensive output that they had showed in their previous game. They jump out to an early lead and never looked back. The team shot 48.6 percent from the field and finished the game with a final score of 90-82. Guard Donell Diggs led the way for the Owls with 25 points while Robert Tyler II and Gregory Reed-Lafortune chipped in with 18 and 16 points respectively.
The third game of the week saw the Owls men matching up against Hagerstown Community College. This was the team's third game in five days. Again the Owls started the game flourishing on the offensive side of the ball. Robert Tyler was big the entire game and had a game high 30 points shooting 6-10 from beyond the three point line. Donell Diggs and Kenneth Pettaway also chipped in big for the owls with 17 points and 14 assist and 18 points and 12 rebounds respectively. Hagerstown's Victor Blakey had 25 points and Brandon Better scored 24 but this output proved to be no match as the Owls won the game by a final score of 100-77.
The Owls will put their 3 game win streak on the line when they travel to play Frederick Community College on Saturday, January 17. Tipoff is set for 7:00 PM.
Photos by Stan Brown, PGCC Photography Student.