BALTIMORE - The Prince George’s Community College men’s basketball team started the new year off with a significant win on Jan. 5.
Paul Golder came off the bench to score a season-high of 22 points as the Owls rolled to an 87-63 victory over Anne Arundel Community College in a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX road game.
Golder, a sophomore guard/forward, made 10-of-14 shots from the field. That included a pair of three-pointers as he played a season-high 29 minutes.
It marked the second time that he’s scored in double-figures this season. The other came in a 78-76 loss to Allegany College on Nov. 15. Golder finished with 14 in that game.
The Owls kept hurting the Riverhawks with drives to the basket, causing trouble in various ways as Anne Arundel had problems defending them.
PGCC also did a great job on the boards, outrebounding the Riverhawks, 50-33.
Gus Stone added 18 points in the win while teammates Mykal Johnson (13 points), Kennith Ford and Shiloh Beale each scored 10 as the Owls finished with five players in double-figures in the victory.
Bowie State men fall in OT
Bowie State could not stop Shaw University in overtime as the Bears shot very well in the extra period and pulled out a 73-64 victory over Bulldogs on Jan. 6.
The host Bulldogs played well early, taking a 35-27 halftime lead before Shaw (9-5) took off in the second half. In the final 20 minutes, the Bears scored 13 of the first 18 points to tie the game at 40.
The game remained close after that, and Bowie State needed Ahmaad Wilson to hit a late three-pointer that tied the game at 59 and forced overtime.
However, that’s where everything went Shaw’s way as it outscored the Bulldogs 14-5. The Bears scored the first eight points and never trailed again.
In addition, Shaw made six of eight shots from the field in the extra period, and that proved too much for Bowie State; Especially since it shot just 29 percent from the field (22-for-77) in this game.
Cameron Hayes topped the Bulldogs with 13 points, and Saiquan Jamison added his fifth double-double this season, ending up with 10 points and 16 rebounds.
That was Bowie State’s fifth loss in six games.
Terps fall to No. 1 Michigan State
Maryland started 2018 with a very tough game, a Big Ten match-up with No. 1 Michigan State on the road. The Terps played well for a while but couldn’t keep up with the Spartans.
The game was close in the early minutes, but Michigan State demonstrated its talent and broke things open en route to a 91-61 victory over Maryland last Thursday night.
That contest was tied at 27 nearly 13 minutes into the game, but Michigan State used a 15-point run that aided the Spartans to a 44-32 halftime edge. The Spartans opened things up further in the second half.
In addition, Michigan State sank a season-best 16 three-pointers, which crushed any chances of a Maryland comeback.