Game Recap: 2nd Half Collapse Dooms Mustangs In Loss To CCP

Game Recap: 2nd Half Collapse Dooms Mustangs In Loss To CCP

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - A mistake-filled second half proved costly as the Mustangs Men's Basketball team saw its five-game win streak snapped in a 95-75 road loss to the unbeaten Colonials of Community College of Philadelphia on Tuesday.

Montgomery led by nine points at halftime, 39-30, but CCP erased that deficit and cruised to a 20-point win to remain atop the NJCAA Region XIX Division III standings.

"We played well in the first half, but didn't play as a team in the second half," said Head Men's Basketball Coach Denny Surovec. "We made too many mistakes and CCP seemed to take advantage of all of them."

Montgomery guards Kanen Horton (11), Tyreek Magruder (11) and Jared Stanley (10) each scored in double digits to lead the Mustangs.

Both teams shot under 50 percent from the floor, with the Mustangs holding the slight edge at 46 percent. CCP converted 7-of-14 from behind the arc, compared to just 9-of-23 for the Mustangs. Montgomery committed 24 turnovers and was out-rebounded 44-29.

Trevino Hall led the Mustangs with 6 rebounds, while Ryan Casper added 5.

Following the Thanksgiving break, the Mustangs Men's team is back on the road Tuesday evening, Dec. 2, with an 8 PM tip-off at Valley Forge Military College.