PGCC freshman guard Jared Warrick finished with 18 points including the game winning 3-pointer to upset #1 Montgomery College
It was an instant classic as the hot Prince Georges Community College hit the road to take on rival #1 Montgomery College. As the game approached, both teams knew the game would be intense and an all out war. They were absolutely correct. PGCC and Montgomery College would go blow for blow througout the entire game with both teams never having a lead of more than 8 points. It came down to the wire with PGCC up 103-100 with 25 seconds remaining. Montgomery College sophomore guard and leading scorer D'Angelo Vaughan (23 points) received the ball, utilizing a screen perfectly to get open, and hit the clutch 3-pointer to tie the game at 103 with 16 seconds left. PGCC Head Coach Jimmy Watkins called a timeout. Out of the timeout, PGCC would spread the floor as freshman point guard Donnell Graham (11 points) let the clock wind down. As the clock hit eight seconds, Graham started his attack towards the basket forcing Montgomery to rotate to stop him from penetrating all the way to the basket for a potential game winning lay-up. At the last second, Graham found fellow freshman sniper Jared Warrick (18 points) wide open in the corner who with no hesitation, knocked down the game winning 3-pointer at the buzzer to knock off No.1 Montgomery College 106-103 in front of a stunned Raptors crowd.
PGCC was led by sophomore guard Lavonte Sanders who played his best game of the season, finishing with a team high 27 points and 11 rebounds, fellow sophomore forward Patrick Johnson Agwu battling through physical ailments all game added 25 points while freshman sniper Jared Warrick posted 18 points of his own.
Montgomery freshman point guard Larry Holmes III was unstoppable all night, scoring a game high 31 points. Sophomore point guard and leading scorer D'Angelo Vaughan added 23 points and freshman center Patrick Smith finished with 20 points respectively.
With the win PGCC extended its win streak to four straight improving to 11-6/(3-3) on the year while Montgomery fell to 12-5/ (7-2) overall. The Owls will next take on Chesapeake Wednesday January 13th at 7pm while the Raptors will look to rebound at home as they host Cecil College Wednesday January 13th at 7pm as well.
Montgomery College freshman guard Larry Holmes III was a problem all night finishing with a game high 31 points
Full Highlights of the intense game
PGCC Sophomore guard Lavonte Sanders played his best game of the season posting 27 points in the win over Montgomery College
Raptors sophomore point guard D'Angelo Vaughan continued his high level play finishing with 23 points including a clutch three late to tie the game