The Montgomery County Community College Mustangs women's basketball team earned their first win of the season over the Gloucester County College Roadrunners Thursday night.
The Mustangs posted to the scoreboard first with two good free throws from sophomore guard Amelia Stockman. After that the teams exchanged the lead a number of times before the Roadrunners secured a solid seven point lead half way through the period.
The Mustangs were able to make a comeback in the final two minutes of the game, cutting the Roadrunners' lead down to 29-24 going into the second half.
Returning from the half time break, the Mustangs got on the board first, again with a good free throw from freshman forward Mallory Mugnier. The Mustangs continued to eat up the Roadrunners' lead until Mugnier tied up the game with a made free throw at 8:45.
The remainder of the game showcased close battles between the two teams, with a number of players on both sides coming close to fouling out of the game. With less than a minute to go the Mustangs pulled ahead 52-51. The Roadrunners had a chance to flip the lead, but turned over the ball.
Stockman was fouled with ten seconds remaining. Repeating her game-opening free-throw performance, Stockman sunk both foul shots securing the 54-51 win for the Mustangs.
"This team has a lot of heart," commented Mustangs Head Coach Kelly Donohue. "Tonight they really earned this win with some hard work and determination out there on the court."
Leading the Mustangs in points were Mugnier and Stockman with 11 points each, followed by freshman Francesca Monterosso and sophomore Dayna McCrewell. McCrewell led in rebounds with 12, followed by Mugnier with seven. Stockman and sophomore Danielle Lillo notched six rebounds each.
As a team, the Mustangs shot an impressive 61.1% at the free throw line.