Men's Basketball Picks Up Two MDJUCO Wins; Takes Down #4 Nassau CC

Men's Basketball Picks Up Two MDJUCO Wins; Takes Down #4 Nassau CC

On January 7, MC men's basketball team needed an extra frame to defeat Cecil College 86-84. Throughout the contest there were 16 lead changes and 11 ties. Cecil's largest lead was 10 points with 16 minutes to play in the 2nd half. MC's largest lead was five with 6:26 to play in the second half. Patrick Smith finished with 24 points and 20 rebounds while teammate Andre Hodo finished with 26 points and 13 rebounds. Chris Johnson added 17 points and six assists in the two-point overtime victory.

On January 11, the MC men's basketball team dominated rival Prince George's Community College 79-60 for a huge Region XX road win. Hodo scored a season high 29 points and 10 rebounds shooting 10 for 14 from the field and 9 for 15 from the charity stripe. Johnson added 15 points while Smith added 13 points and 13 rebounds with Ramel Davidson coming off the bench to contribute 10 points and seven rebounds.

MC Basketball vs PGCC Highlights:

On January 16 the Raptors defeated the Nassau CC, the #4 ranked team in the NJCAA, 66-52. This victory comes just two days after falling to CCBC Dundalk 73-70. Montgomery's defense held the nationally ranked Nassua Lions to only 15 points in the first half. In Montgomery's victory over Nassau, Patrick Smith led all scorers with 17 points followed by Andre Hodo with 15 points and Isaac Akwara added 10 points.

Upcoming Games:
Sat. January 21st at Frederick Community College at 3 p.m.
Wed. January 25th vs Harford Community College at Rockville Campus at 8 p.m.
Sat. January 28th vs CCBC Catonsville at Takoma Park/ Silver Spring Campus at 3:30 p.m.