2017 Maryland Juco Conference Tournament - First Round
#2 CCBC Catonsville vs #7 Montgomery College -
CCBC Catonsville floor general Ke'Andre Gibson had the best all around performance of the day, finishing with 17 points, 7 assist, 6 rebounds and 6 steals
Raptors sophomore Patrick Smith posted another monster double double with 17 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks
Montgomery College came in looking to repeat as MD Juco champions as they faced second seed CCBC Catonsville in the first round. The Cardinals had other plans. Led by the outstanding guard play of point guard Ke'Andre Gibson (17 points, 7 assist, 6 steals and 6 rebounds) and Jalen Myrie (23 points/ 6-15 3-FG), Catonsville defeated Montgomery 89-78. Cardinals forced 25 Raptors turnovers, scoring 20 points which end up being the difference in the game. Montgomery was led by sophomore forward Patrick Smith 17 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks while freshman point guard Chris Johnson posted a team high 20 points. CCBC Catonsville adavnced to play the winner of 3rd seed Baltimore City and #6 CCBC Dundalk.
#3 Baltimore City vs #6 CCBC Dundalk -
Joe Hugley dominated, finishing with 20 points and 11 rebounds in a big Baltimore City win
CCBC Dundalk Mike White might've been the smallest player on the floor but he nearly had the biggest impact finishing with 17 points and 4 assist
Balanced attack from Baltimore City proved to be too much as the Panthers defeated the Lions 96-81. Baltimore City gave Dundalk a steady dose of sophomore wing Joe Hugley (20 points and 11 rebounds) early and the Lions never recovered despite the efforts of sophomore point guard James White (17 points and 4 assist) and sophomore center Rodney Christian (17 points and 18 rebounds (11 offensive). Baltimore City advances to take on CCBC Catonsville in the semifinal Saturday at 4pm.
#4 Garrett College vs #5 Prince Georges Community College -
Garrett guard Leo Reglat shoots a runner against PG
Owls guard Alex Morales stole the show in the second half scoring 17 of his game high 22 points
Behind the hot shooting from Miguel Rodriguez, Garrett jumped out to a 23-14 lead in the first half over PGCC. The Owls responded with some timely shooting from Mykal and Jaylin Johnson (no relation), who combined to shoot 9 of 16 from the field, 4 of 8 from deep as they helped spark a 23-13 run late, giving the Owls a 37-36 lead at the half. In the second half, it was the Alex Morales show. After finishing the half with 5 points, the Owls guard was unstoppable, exploding for 17 and 9 rebounds in the second half to lead PG to a 81-71 win. Morales repeatedly broke down Garrett off the dribble and either scored, or found the open man. PG guards Mykal and Jaylin Johnson both finished with 20 points each while Garrett was paced by guard Leo Reglat's 17 points and Forward Malik Tunc's 10 points and 13 rebounds. PG will play the winner of top seed Harford College and eight seed Frederick Community College Saturday.
#1 Harford vs #8 Frederick -
Harford forward Micah Till posted an efficient 16 points on 6-11 shooting from the field
Cougar guard Tyre Gathright finished with a game high 17 points in the loss
Top seed Harford came in expecting to make quick work of the eight seed Frederick Community College who came in with a 10-13 record. Fredrick had upset on their minds as they jumped on Harford 22-20 to start the game, led by sophomore guard Tyre Gathright, who posted 14 first half points. Inside play of Micah Till and Dom Keyes, who combined for 17 first half points helped push the Fighting Owls ahead 41-38 at the half. In the second half, Harford showed why they were the top team in the regular season. The Fighting Owls went to work on the Cougars every way possible, outscoring them 43-24 in the second half to cruise to a 84-62 win. Micah Till led the Fighting Owls with 16 points while forward Dom Keyes posted a double double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks. Frederick was led by Gathright who despite only scoring three points in the second half, finished with a game high 17 points and 8 rebounds. Harford will take on PGCC Saturday at 6pm.
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