Prince George's Men's Basketball Set For A Two-Game Trek In Western Pennsylvania This Weekend

Prince George's Men's Basketball Set For A Two-Game Trek In Western Pennsylvania This Weekend

Prince George's (3-3) at Butler County (0-5)
Friday, November 17, 2017 | 7 p.m.
The Field House | Butler, Pa. 

Prince George's (3-3) at Westmoreland County (3-1)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 3 p.m.
Westmoreland Gymnasium | Youngwood, Pa.


 opening tip… Prince George's heads up to Western Pennsylvania for a pair of NJCAA Division III Region XX games this weekend. The Owls will travel to Butler County on Friday and then wrap up the trip with a tilt against Westmoreland County on Saturday. Prince George's defeated Butler County on the road in 2014-15 in the two teams last meeting while the Owls defeated Westmoreland County last season in the Region XX semifinals.

last time out…   Despite Prince George's Community College making a 15-2 run to tie the game in the closing minutes of the game, Allegany College of Maryland squeaks out the victory on a layup with 1.7 seconds left to earn a 78-76 on Wednesday. Paul Golder scored a season-high 14 points for the Largo program while Tavon Ngangum and Stone each registered 12 points. Ford posted 11 points, Mykal Johnson chipped in 10 points and James Hagins missed a double-double after finishing with seven points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

next time on the hardwood… Prince George's returns home after the Thanksgiving holiday against Cecil College to start a four-game homestand. The Owls will also be playing five of their next six games at Novak Field House.

now that's a career day… Freshman Shiloh Beale notched a career-high 12 points against Patrick Henry on Nov. 4. Sophomore James Hagins hauled in a career-high 12 rebounds against Pennsylvania Highlands on Nov. 8. Sophomores Paul Golder (14 points) and Tavon Ngangum (12 points) each had a Prince George's highs against Allegany College of Maryland on Nov. 15.

in the nation… Sophomore James Hagins ranks sixth in NJCAA Division III with 17 blocks this season.

the point is double figures… Sophomore Mykal Johnson has posted double figures in 32 of his 36 career games including all six games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 22 10+ games in his career including four this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 18 career double-figure point games including three this season while sophomore James Hagins has five 10-point games in his career including three this season. Freshman Shiloh Beale has one double-figure point performance this season. Sophomores Paul Golder and Tavon Ngangum each have one 10+ game in an Owl uniform.

20-20 vision… Sophomore Mykal Johnson has scored 20 points in a game 13 times and 30 points twice in his career. Sophomore Gus Stone has 11 20-point performances and has scored 20 points in all four games this season.

on the boards… Sophomore James Hagins has grabbed double figures in rebounds four times in his career including three this season. Hagins is the only player on the team with a double-digit rebound game.

double trouble… Sophomore James Hagins has posted two double-doubles in his career and in his last four games. The sophomore registered a double-double against Westmoreland last season and tallied 14 points and 10 boards against Thaddeus Stevens on Nov. 2.

the word on the pioneers… Butler County comes into the contest 0-5 after falling to Potomac State on Wednesday.

the word on the wolfpack… Westmoreland County comes into the contest 3-1 after losing to Penn State DuBois on Tuesday.

nice to see you again…
 Sophomore Gus Stone has returned to the Owls for the 2017-18 season after playing in 2016-17. Stone ranked second on the team in his freshman campaign with 14.8 points per game and posted 20 double-figure performances including 11 games with 20 points or more.

welcome to the perch… Along with welcoming back Gus Stone, head coach Brian Johnson has added sophomores Paul GolderTavon Ngangum and Brian Ferguson, and freshmen Shiloh BealeDarren RiversBryon Scriber and AJ Perdomo to the team in 2017-18.

that's gold, jerry, gold… Prince George's is celebrating its 50th Anniversary of Prince George's Athletics in 2017-18. Prince George's unveiled gold uniforms for men's soccer against Cecil on Sept. 15 as part of the 50th Anniversary of Prince George's Athletics, A Celebration of the Past, Present, And Future. The men's and women's basketball teams will unveil their gold jerseys for the doubleheader against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 and then will be wearing them for select games the rest of the season.

alumni appreciation night… The athletics department will be holding Alumni Appreciation Night that will also include Prince George's faculty and staff on Dec. 6 against CCBC Catonsville at 5/7 p.m. Alumni, faculty or staff that wish to participate in the event must pre-register at in order to receive up to four free tickets, a free gift and discounted meals. Deadline is Dec. 1. Prince George's will also be holding a Kid's Night Out on Jan. 17.

hall of fame… Prince George's will be holding its inaugural Hall of Fame as part of the 50th Anniversary celebration. Nominations are currently being accepted until Dec. 15 by going to

hosting maryland juco tournament… Prince George's will be hosting the Maryland JUCO Tournament for both men's and women's basketball on Feb. 23-25. 

men's basketball tradition…
 The men's basketball team has won the Maryland JUCO Tournament four times (1971-72, 1979-80, 1980-81, 2016-17) and the NJCAA Region XX crown seven times (1990-91, 1992-93, 2007-08, 2011-12, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16).

about the coach… Head coach Brian Johnson begins his second season as the men's basketball head coach. He led the Owls to a 21-9 record last season, to the Maryland JUCO Tournament title and to the NJCAA Region XX Division III title game. The 21 wins marked the first 20 win season since 2013-14. Johnson was inducted into his high school (Mount St. Joseph) hall of fame in the fall of 2017.