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MC Raptors swoop to doubleheader victory against PGCC Owls

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CUT (DD5A5430a.JPG): Montgomery College Raptors’ Ryan Boland (24) swings for the fences in game two of the doubleheader. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITHMontgomery College Raptors’ Ryan Boland (24) swings for the fences in game two of the doubleheader. PHOTO BY GEORGE SMITH  GERMANTOWN — Montgomery College Raptors teammates Michael Hovermill and Harold Marte had some extra incentive in MC’s doubleheader victory Saturday against the Prince George’s Community College Owls, as the Raptors won the first game, 11-4, then came back in game two to win 12-10.

Hovermill, a pitcher, and Marte, a first baseman, were teammates at PGCC last season but transferred to Montgomery College for the 2018 campaign.

“This is the best program I’ve seen run,” said Marte. “We get after it in practice. We know what to do. Guys can handle at bat. We get on base. We play defense. We can pitch. I’ve nothing but great things to say about the program. I’m happy I came here for sure.”

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MC Raptors District VII champs with PGCC defeat, advance to NJCAA DIII finals

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Montgomery College’s Afanna Offor hits a jumper against Prince George’s Community College’s Gus Stone for two of his 23 points in the regional finals. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARKMontgomery College’s Afanna Offor hits a jumper against Prince George’s Community College’s Gus Stone for two of his 23 points in the regionals. PHOTO BY MIKE CLARKROCKVILLE — Montgomery College is headed to the big dance.

The Montgomery College Raptors men’s basketball team earned its way Sunday to the NJCAA DIII Men’s Basketball Championship with an 85-71 victory over the visiting Prince George’s Community College Owls.

The Raptors captured the District VII championship thanks to a team effort and will play in the finals in Loch Sheldrake, New York scheduled for March 15-17. The win helped Montgomery College head coach Keith Byrd secure his first trip to the national tournament and the program’s first since 2007.

Afanna Offor led four Raptors in double figures with a game-high 23 points and Tyran Crawford scored 17 points while Collin Turner and Chris Johnson also had significant contributions.

“To be honest,” said Crawford, a former Seneca Valley High School standout, “I’m not trying to get too up or too down but we’re on a mission and we’ve got to complete that mission.”

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