The Montgomery County Community College Mustangs men's basketball team defeated the Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Bulldogs 74-55 Saturday.
The Mustangs led 33-31 at half time, but really shined in the second half, outscoring the Bulldogs 41-24 and holding the nation's number one scorer, Bulldogs' Kenny Randall, to zero points. The Mustangs also held Khalil Brewer, 17th in the nation, to only three points in the second half. Prior Randall and Brewer averaged 27.3 and 20.0 points per game respectively, but the Mustangs kept them to just 13 and 10 during the match up.
The low scoring opportunities for the Bulldogs' top scorers can be attributed to excellent play from the Mustangs under the boards. The team out rebounded the Bulldogs 45-28. Sophomore Jah'lil Williams led the team with 10 rebounds, followed by Dimitri Burton and Darryl Foye with six each, and Greg Mendzrycki and Shaquille Graham with five each.
Williams also led the team with 24 points and five steals, while teammate Darnell Clowney contributed six assists.
Mustangs Head Coach Denny Surovec was proud of his team's performances, but is keeping an eye to the future. "We played well in the second half," said Surovec, "but have lots to improve on before playoffs begin."