Game Recap: Mission Possible As Mustangs Limit Delco In Win

Game Recap: Mission Possible As Mustangs Limit Delco In Win

BLUE BELL, Pa. - After a 90-68 loss to Delaware County Community College back in December, Montgomery Head Men's Basketball Coach Denny Surovec entered the rematch with a mission -- limit the Phantoms' top two leading scorers.

That mission was accomplished Tuesday as the Mustangs posted a 72-63 win on an evening in which Montgomery County Community College and its Athletic department honored its four second-year student-athletes.

The Mustangs held Delco's leading scorer Amonie Holloman (20 points per game) and second-leading scorer Bo Murray (18 pts/game) in check all game. Holloman connected on just 6 of 27 field goals, including just 2 of 15 from beyond the arc. Murray hit on just 4 of his 13 shots.

The Phantoms as a team struggled from the field all night, shooting 29.2 percent (21 of 72).

For the Mustangs, freshman Vince Casciello made his presence felt, registering a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. In fact, he and sophomore Chris Uhrich led a tenacious rebounding effort, combining for 20 of the Mustangs' 48 rebounds on the night. Uhrich was also credited with 3 blocks.

Freshman Harris Griffin led the Mustangs with 11 points, while sophomores Tyreek Magruder and Ryan Casper added 10 points apiece. Casper also pulled in 5 rebounds, as did Trevino Hall. Sophomore Shane Isett dished out 5 assists.

Montgomery led Delco 35-26 at the half and led by as many as 22 in second half.

Surovec was pleased with what he called a true "team" effort.

"We really played good team basketball tonight," Surovec said. "We got off to a good start and were in control all night. It was also nice to see the guys bear down and extend the lead in the second half. The guys did a great job limiting Holloman and Murray all game, too."

Montgomery made 28 of its 59 field-goal opportunities (47.5%). That included a 7-of-20 effort from three-point range. The Mustangs shot 75 percent from the foul line (9 of 12).

The men's basketball team is back in action Thursday when it travels to Bucks County for a showdown with the Centurions. Tip-off is set for 8 pm.