Recap: Poor Shooting Dooms Men In Loss To CCP

Recap: Poor Shooting Dooms Men In Loss To CCP

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The men's basketball team struggled mightily with its shooting while dropping its second straight, a 76-59 road loss to the Community College of Philadelphia in Region XIX action Tuesday night.

The stats tell the tale in this one as the Mustangs produced poor shooting numbers, only hitting 26 percent from the floor and 15 percent from behind the arc; and they allowed the Colonials to hit 51 percent from the floor and 43 percent from three-point range. Montgomery was out-rebounded by three boards, but committed three less turnovers.

CCP led by 14 at halftime and outscored Montgomery by three points in the second half for the game's final margin, sending the Mustangs to their fifth loss of the season and third in the last four games.

The Colonials placed four players in double figures, including Kenneth Bey-Brown and his game-high 21 points.

Anthony Patterson led the Mustangs with 16 points, 4 steals and 2 blocks, while newcomer  Marcus Tillery was an impressive 7 of 11 from the floor for 14 points.

Jalil Shafi pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds for the Mustangs and Tillery chipped in 6 boards.

CCP earned its fifth win of the year, while the Mustangs dropped to 2-5 overall and in the region, and 2-3 in EPAC play.

Following the Thanksgiving break the men's team travels to Camden County College (3-3) on Tuesday, Dec. 1 for a 7 pm tip-off.

- By Bob Kent, Sports Information Director