Game Recap: Phantoms Top Mustangs 107-91

Game Recap: Phantoms Top Mustangs 107-91

The Montgomery County Community College Mustangs traveled to take on the Phantoms of Delaware County Community College Tuesday.

The first half showcased a strong performance from the Mustangs, who matched the Phantoms point for point through most of play. The Phantoms, 12-2 overall, are currently in first place in the EPAC with an undefeated 6-0 record. After 20:00 of play against the top team, the Mustangs only trailed by three points.

Going into the second half down 41-44, the Mustangs aimed to step up their game and steal the win. But the Phantoms turned up the physicality of their game, outscoring the Mustangs by 13 points to win the match 107-91.

Ron Melton and Alex Brown led the Mustangs in the effort, scoring 25 and 24 points respectively. Jalil Shafi followed with 12 points and eight rebounds, while Dexter Shy notch ten points for the Mustangs.

"We played pretty well in the first half, but were out-hustled and out-muscled in the second," commented Mustangs Head Coach Denny Surovec. "Delco is one of the top teams in Region 19 right now, and we know that we have a lot of work to do if we are going to get in that mix of teams."

The Mustangs will play once more before the winter break, facing off against the Community College of Philadelphia on Thursday Dec. 19th. Game time is 7:00 p.m.