BALTIMORE—The Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) men’s basketball team kept rolling on last weekend.
The Owls (10-1) jumped in front early and never looked back en route to a 102-62 victory over Butler County Community College in a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX game on Dec. 14. PGCC improved to 10-1 with the win and now has taken seven straight games.
Tunde Scrivner led the way with 16 points. The freshman has scored in double-figures in 11 games so far this season. He is second on the team in scoring with 17.8 points per game.
The team leader in that category is Alex Morales, who ended up with 15 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals. He scored in double-figures in all 11 games as well as 29 of the 37 contests during the season at PGCC.
Morales leads the team with 18.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.
Darren Rivers scored 11 of his team’s first 13 points. He has been averaging 12.7 points per game in his last five contests.
Jordan Hicks helped with 14 points while Dexter Turner added 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. He’s third on the team with an average of 12.1 points and 7.1 assists per game.
PGCC now has scored at least 80 points in 10 games this season. The Owls also have reached 100 three times already this season.
Hall wins another prestigious award
Bowie State University quarterback Amir Hall won the HBCU Gameday/Protect Your Skull National Offensive Player of the Year award for a second consecutive season.
Hall posted some impressive numbers in his time with the Bulldogs.
Hall broke his own CIAA record with a national-best 4,152 yards passing along with 31 touchdowns and threw only 10 interceptions. His 354 completions led the country, and Hall ranked second in the nation with 353 yards of total offense per game.
Overall, he never threw for fewer than 30 touchdowns or 3,000 yards in his last three seasons. Bowie State got to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) title game in two of the three seasons Hall started.
Navy Defensive Coordinator Retires
Defensive Coordinator Dale Pehrson retired last week after 23 years with the Navy football program.
He was tied as the fifth-longest tenured assistant coach in the FBS history at one college. Pehrson spent the last four years of his time with Navy as the defensive coordinator.
“No coach has had more impact on Navy football than Dale Pehrson,” said Navy Head Coach Ken Niumatalolo in a statement.
“In his 23 years here, he has coached thousands of young men, recruited hundreds, beaten Army 16 times, (gone to) 15 Bowl games, won 10 CICs, beaten Notre Dame four times and won 11 games in a single season—most in school history. As great of a coach as Dale is, he is even a better person.”
The Midshipmen will begin a national search to replace Pehrson right away.