Game Recap: Men's Basketball Tops Bulldogs 107-88

Game Recap: Men's Basketball Tops Bulldogs 107-88

The Montgomery County Community Mustangs men's basketball team hosted the Bulldogs of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Saturday afternoon.

The Mustangs ran up the score with fast paced play off the opening buzzer, led on a strong offensive drive by freshman Tyreek Magruder and sophomore Darnell Clowney. After nine minutes of play the Mustangs held a commanding 26-13 lead.

The Bulldogs called a time out to regroup, playing solid defense and holding the Mustangs scoreless for the following two minutes. The Mustangs amped up the pressure and broke the scoreless streak with an offensive surge, leading 54-35 over the Bulldogs by half time.

In the second half the Bulldogs opened scoring but the Mustangs quickly answered back with another solid offensive effort by Magruder. The home team kept up the blistering pace, building an 81-56 lead by the 10:00 mark. 

The Bulldogs threw their best effort at the Mustangs, but the performance was not enough to make up for the deficit of the first half. Both teams notched 53 points in the second half, which proved to be too little for the Bulldogs.

Ultimately, the Mustangs walked away with a 107-88 victory over the Bulldogs.

Top scorers for the Mustangs were sophomore Darnell Clowney with 28 points and freshman Tyreek Magruder with 27. Sophomore Jah'lil Williams and freshman Greg Mendrzycki followed with 14 and 13 points respectively.

Williams also led the team in rebounds and assists, followed by Clowney and Magruder. Magruder also walked away with five steals for the day.

Off the bench the Mustangs saw solid performances by freshmen Tre Budd and Dexter Shy, who played intense, aggressive defense for the team. Budd totaled five points, while Shy tallied six rebounds. 
  
On transition offense, the team saw a big boost from freshman Dimitri Burton, who racked up six points in the win.
  
In total 13 of the Mustangs players scored in the victory, making the win a full-team effort. 
"This was a solid win for us to get back on track," commented Mustangs Assistant Coach Jon Palmer. "We are staying focused and making progress."
  
Next the team will travel to Atlantic Cape Community College on Tuesday December 4, 2012.