GAME DAY INFORMATION
Allegany College of Maryland (2-1) at Prince George's (2-2)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 5 p.m.
Novak Field House | Largo, Md.
opening tip… After a week off the hardwood, Prince George's men's basketball will play three games in four days. The Owls will conclude a two-game homestand on Wednesday and open up Maryland JUCO play against Allegany College of Maryland. Prince George's defeated the Trojans 88-76 last season in Cumberland.
last time out… Myanna Strong keyed a 12-6 run to end the game with six points to help Prince George's Community College come-from-behind to defeat Pennsylvania Highlands Community College 58-55 on Nov. 8. Strong finished the night with a career-high 18 points and reached double figures in points for the third time in her career. The sophomore did most of her damage at the free throw line after converting 10 of 15 in freebies. She also added five steals, three assists and two rebounds in the winning effort. Seifert posted her third double-double of the season with 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Owls while also recording three blocks and Yates added a career-high 12 points. Jackson notched her second 10-rebound game of her career on the night.
next time on the hardwood… The Owls travel to Western Pennsylvania for games against Butler County (Friday) and Westmoreland County (Saturday) in NJCAA Region XX action. The Largo team returns home to start four-game homestand against Cecil on Nov. 29. The game against the Seahawks will start a stretch of five of the next six games at Novak Field House.
having a career day… Sophomore Gina Seifert notched a career-high 25 points against Cumberland County on Nov. 1. Sophomore Myanna Strong (18 points) and freshman Imani Yates (12 points) each scored a career high in points against Penn Highlands on Nov. 8. Freshman Rickkia Jackson has registered a career-high 10 rebounds twice this season including against Penn Highlands.
the point is double figures… Sophomore Asisha Greene has posted double figures in all 27 games she has played. Sophomore Markaila Carter has scored double digits in 24 of the 26 games she has played for the Largo program. Sophomore Gina Seifert has posted double figures in points three times this season and 19 times in her career. Sophomore Myanna Strong has three 10+ point games in her career including one this season while freshman Imani Yates has reached double figures in points once this campaign.
20-20 vision… Sophomore Asisha Greene has scored 20 points in a game 17 times in her career including 11 games with at least 25 points. Sophomore Markaila Carter has posted 20 points five times in her career while fellow sophomore Gina Seifert has two 20-point performances, including one this season.
on the boards… Sophomore Gina Seifert has reached double figures in rebounds 20 times in her career including three times in 2017-18. Sophomore Asisha Greene has 10 games with 10 rebounds or more. Freshman Rickkia Jackson has two 10+ rebound game this season. Sophomore Markaila Carter had a 10-board game in 2014-15.
double trouble… Sophomore Gina Seifert has 13 double-doubles in her career including two this season while sophomore Asisha Greene has 10 double-doubles and sophomore Markaila Carter has one double-double from her freshman year.
the word on the trojans… Allegany College of Maryland comes into the contest 2-1 after back-to-back wins against Butler County including an 80-67 decision on Saturday.
one seifert to rule them all… After playing with her sister Lisa Seifert last season, sophomore Gina Seifert returns in 2017-18 to Prince George's with Lisa now at Salisbury University. The sophomore ranked second on the team with 11.0 points and a team-best 9.4 rebounds per game last season. She has posted two 20-point performances and 18 games with at least 10 points in her two-year career. The sophomore has 20 double-figure rebound performances and 13 double-doubles in her career. In the classroom, Gina Seifert was a 4.0 student last year to earn NJCAA All-Academic first team honors. Seifert is the third of three siblings to play at Prince George's Community College. Along with Lisa, her older brother Stevie was a member of the 2014 NJCAA World Series Owls baseball team. Her mother Teresa has been a professor for 32 years in Largo, was once the women's basketball head coach and was just named the Owls new softball head coach in the fall.
nice to see you again… Sophomore Markaila Carter returns to the Owls after playing women's basketball in Largo for the 2014-15 season. Carter averaged 16.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game while recording 96 assists and 86 steals in that campaign. That season Prince George's also won the NJCAA Region XX Division III Tournament for the fourth time and advanced to the national tournament. Carter posted double figures in points in 23 of the 24 games she played as a freshman including a career-high 28 points against West George Technical in the district championships on Feb. 28, 2015.
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 www.pgccowls.com/alumninight 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 www.pgccowls.com/halloffame.
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.
women's basketball tradition… The women's basketball team has won the Maryland JUCO Tournament seven times (1973-74, 1974-75, 1977-78, 1978-79, 1985-86, 1988-89 and 2000-01) and the NJCAA Region XX title four times (1974-75, 1988-89, 2005-06 and 2015-16).
about the coach… Head coach Tiona Harris, a former women's basketball standout at Prince George's Community College, begins her seventh season as head coach of the Owls. She guided the Owls to the 2014-15 NJCAA Region XX Division III title and a trip to the national tournament.