HAGERSTOWN, Md.- Fans that paid their eight dollar admission on Friday afternoon witnessed one heck of a college basketball game, featuring the Cougars from Frederick Community College matched up against the Trojans from Allegany College in the opening day of the MD JUCO tourney. Forty minutes was not enough time to decide a winner between two heavyweights in a loaded MD JUCO conference. After 45 minutes of action, FCC would edge Allegany by the score of 108-105.
What a game of runs. Heading into the locker room after 20 minutes of action, FCC led 49-37. With just seven minutes left in the contest, FCC found themselves trailing 79-67.
- FCC registered six players in double figures in the victory.
- Dwayne Garner was clutch the entire game. DG registered 26 points on 11-of-15 from the field.
- Corey Barnett provided a spark off the bench and poured in 19 points. He drained 7-of-14 shots from the floor.
- Henry Okoye (6-of-8 FGs) and Ben Meredith chipped in with 16 points each.
- David Garey pumped in 15 points and dished out five assists.
- In 13 minutes of action, Chris Knight registered 12 points on 6-of-7 from the field.
- Allegany's Demarcus Demonia finished with a game-high 42 in the loss. Solid game from Demonia, connecting on 13-of-17 field goals.
- #16 FCC sits at 17-8 overall on the season. They extend their win streak to four games.
A quick turnaround for FCC as they will lace em' up and return to the hardwood on Saturday as they take on the Fighting Owls from Harford Community College. Tip-off is set for 5:00 P.M. The two teams squared off back on Feb. 1st with FCC edging Harford by the score of 85-75.
"We knew coming out in the second half that they [Allegany] would make a run. Our biggest thing with our group is mental, physical, and defensive toughness. The resilience of this group showed. My team did not want this Maryland JUCO tournament to end tonight for us. This is a special group and hopefully we can continue with another win tomorrow against a talented Harford team." Emonte Hill-Head Coach- FCC
"I am so proud of our team as we never gave in after being down a big margin in the second half. We did not want to repeat what happened last year. We are excited to advance to the next round in the MD JUCO tourney." Dwayne Garner-Forward-FCC