On Tuesday, Bucks County Community College made the short trip to Montgomery County Community College in an attempt to stop the Mustangs' good start. Despite only winning one game last season, the Mustangs had won their season opener against Passaic and were looking to carry that momentum into this game against Bucks. Bucks is right across county lines and both Montgomery and Bucks compete in the EPAC in most sports, which has made their yearly matchups somewhat of a rivalry game. For those reasons, this game turned out to be the first sporting event for the Mustangs this year to have over 100 spectators at the event.
The atmosphere was certainly electric, but could it energize the Mustangs to a victory? Montgomery looked nervous early on, which allowed the Centurions to build a small lead throughout the first half. However, the Mustangs made a seven-point comeback at the end of the half to tie the game 45-45 heading into the locker room. The second half was a back and forth battle, with the Mustangs taking a small lead towards the end of the half. Despite their best efforts, Bucks was unable to complete their comeback and Montgomery took the game, 79-74.
Seth Compas (FR, Wissahickon) led the team in both points (15) and rebounds (7), coming just three rebounds short of a double-double. Jordan Wright (FR, Harriton), who had the game winning assist in Thursday's game against Passaic, came off the bench and also scored 15. Wright led the team in steals (7) and assists (5).
Next, the Mustangs will be back at home against Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on Saturday.