Prince George's Men's Basketball Heads Over Bay Bridge To Battle Chesapeake On Thursday

Prince George's Men's Basketball Heads Over Bay Bridge To Battle Chesapeake On Thursday

Prince George's (8-4, 1-2 MD JUCO) at Chesapeake (4-7, 2-2 MD JUCO)
Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 7 p.m.
Wye Mills, Md.


opening tip…
 Prince George's has had a week off since its thrilling 106-103 double-overtime victory against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6. The Owls get back on the hardwood on Thursday at Chesapeake, who the Largo program defeated last season at Novak Field House.

last time out… On a night where Prince George's Community College was celebrating 50 years of athletics and the squad unveiled its commemorative gold jerseys, sophomore Mykal Johnson ended a double-overtime thriller by scoring the final three points of the game to lift Prince George's past CCBC Catonsville 106-103 on Dec. 6. After the Cardinals tied the game at 103 with 86 seconds left, Johnson scored in the lane with 51 ticks left to give the Owls the lead it would not relinquish. James Hagins then corralled a defensive rebound on a missed CCBC Catonsville 3-point attempt and Johnson made the front end of two charity tosses with 16 seconds remaining. A 3-point attempt by the Cardinals for the tie did not fall and Gus Stone pulled in the carom as time expired to clinch the victory.  Stone paced the Largo program with a career-high 33 points along with seven rebounds and three assists. The sophomore went 9-for-17 from the floor and 15 of 18 from the free throw line to notch his first career 30-point performance. Stone, who has six 20-point games this season and 13 for his career, has scored double figures for the 10th time this season. Johnson added 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Owls. The sophomore has registered 20 points in three of his last four games, four times this season and 16 times in his career. It was also a career night for Hagins, who finished the game with a career-best 23 points and 15 rebounds. The sophomore demolished his career best of 14 points with his first career 20-point performance and registered his second double-double of the season and fourth of his career. Hagins also added five rejections on the night. Kennith Ford chipped in 12 points and nine rebounds in the winning effort.

next time on the hardwood… Prince George's returns home to host CCAC Allegheny on Saturday in the final home game before the New Year. The Owls will travel to Montgomery on Dec. 20 and St. Mary's JV on Dec. 28 to conclude the 2017 calendar year. After traveling to Anne Arundel to start the New Year on Jan. 5, Prince George's will return to Novak Field House to host Baltimore City on Jan. 10. The Largo program will only have four of its final 12 games at Novak Field House. 

now that's a career day… Sophomore Gus Stone scored a career-high 33 points against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 while fellow sophomore James Hagins tallied personal bests in points (23) and rebounds (16) against the Cardinals. Freshman Darren Rivers registered a career-best eight points and 13 rebounds against Potomac State on Dec. 2. Sophomore Kennith Ford notched a career-high 26 points against Ceil on Nov. 29. The sophomore also hauled in a career-high 10 rebounds to notch his first career double-double against Butler County on Nov. 17. Freshman Shiloh Beale notched a career-high 12 points against Patrick Henry on Nov. 4. 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.

the point is double figures… Sophomore Mykal Johnson has posted double figures in 38 of his 42 career games including all 12 games this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has posted 26 10+ games in his career including 11 of 13 tilts this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has 23 career double-figure point games including nine this season while sophomore James Hagins has seven 10-point games in his career including five this season. Freshman Shiloh Beale has one double-figure point performance this season. Sophomore Tavon Ngangum has two 10+ games in an Owl uniform and fellow sophomore Paul Golder has one.

20-20 vision…
 Sophomore Mykal Johnson has scored 20 points in a game 16 times and 30 points twice in his career, including four this season. Sophomore Gus Stone has 14 20-point performances and reached 30 points in a game for the first time in his career against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 while he has scored at least 20 points in seven games this season. Sophomore Kennith Ford has two career 20-point games on his resume including one this season while sophomore James Hagins posted 20 points for the first time in his career against the Cardinals on Dec. 6.

on the boards…
 Sophomore James Hagins has grabbed double figures in rebounds six times in his career including four times this season. Sophomores Kennith Ford and Mykal Johnson have each hauled in 10 caroms in a game once this season for the first time in their career. Freshman Darren Rivers came off the bench against Potomac State to haul in a career-best 13 caroms on Dec. 2.

double trouble… Sophomore James Hagins has posted four double-doubles including turning the trick twice this season. The sophomore registered a double-double against Westmoreland last season before tallying 14 points and 10 boards against Thaddeus Stevens on Nov. 2 and had a career night with 23 points and 15 rebounds against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6. Sophomore Kennith Ford recorded 18 points and 10 rebounds against Butler County on Nov. 17 and fellow sophomore Mykal Johnson tallied 18 points and 10 rebounds against Westmoreland County on Nov. 18 to notch the duo's first double-double of their careers.  

the word on the skipjacks… Chesapeake comes into the contest 4-7 overall and 2-2 in MD JUCO play after defeating CCBC Catonsville 88-83 on Tuesday. The game on Thursday will be the Skipjacks first home game of the season.

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 unveiled their gold jerseys for the doubleheader against CCBC Catonsville on Dec. 6 and will be wearing them for select games the rest of the season.

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.