The last home game the Mustangs had played before Saturday's game against Delaware County Community College was on November 10th. Needless to say, the Mustangs were ready to head back home. However, there was only one team left standing in their way before their first home game in several weeks. The Phantoms were only 1-5 so far this season, but they could not be overlooked. Montgomery came to Widener University, the home court for the Phantoms, ready to battle.
The Mustangs started the game with enthusiasm, fighting strong and taking an early lead. The game started with both teams making a combined nine straight three-pointers. So, Coach Miller implemented a defensive strategy to shut down Delco's outside shooters and the team executed the strategy seamlessly. At halftime, the Mustangs were looking at an 18-point lead.
Delco began to get more players involved and made the second half a bit more challenging for the Mustangs. While they didn't get outscored by 18 points in the second half, the Phantoms were unable to close the gap and Montgomery won the game 84-64. This marks the fifth game Montgomery has won in a row, all on the road.
Brandon Hooks (FR, PA Cyber Charter School) may have led the Mustangs with 20 points, but the win was an all-around effort. Four Mustangs finished the game in double-digits and freshman Cameron Reid (Spring-Ford) was only one rebound away from a double-double. Jordan Wright (FR, Harriton) continues to come off the bench and contribute, this time grabbing five assists and four steals.
Men's Basketball will finally be back home on Tuesday, when they take on Harrisburg Area Community College at 7pm.