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Hawks bounce back in consolation game

November 08, 2009|By JACK HILL III/Staff Correspondent

HAGERSTOWN -- The Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team rebounded from Saturday's 126-93 opening-night loss to Globe by coming through with a big 120-75 win over the Prince George's Owls on Sunday afternoon in the consolation game of the Food Lion Classic at the HCC athletic complex.

"I think we were really mentally and physically prepared to come out and play today," HCC coach Barry Brown said. "We were shooting around a little bit before the game today and that seemed to make a difference for us. I can see that we were ready to have a big game. The one thing that we did today was that we made the extra pass. We were able to find the open man. That helped us to get some nice, open looks."

HCC (1-1) had five players who scored in double figures. Freshman Jonathan Ford pumped in 31 points as he shot 10-for-12 from the floor for 83 percent. He was 4-for-5 from 3-point range and 6-for-7 from inside the arc. Ford also contributed 11 assists, seven rebounds and three steals.

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Ford scored 22 of his 31 points during the first 16 minutes of the ballgame to help the Hawks build a commanding 50-23 advantage.

"Jonathan Ford played a super game," Brown said. "He was attacking the basket off the dribble extremely well."

K'yan Andrews delivered 21 points and 13 rebounds for the Hawks. Demetrus Richardson tallied 13 points, Najee White chalked up 12 points and Donte Stuckey added 10 points and five rebounds for the Hawks.

"It was very unselfish basketball," Brown said. "We have to play that way to be successful. If my guys keep their heads, stay positive and believe in what we tell them, then I think that we have got limitless potential. We will only reach and achieve our potential through consistent, hard work."

The Hawks sank 13 of their 18 foul shots.

Alex Rodriguez scored 12 points and Javon Jordan had 10 points for Prince George's (0-2).

In the championship game, the Harcum College Bears built a 63-41 halftime lead on their way to a 115-89 win over the Globe Institute of Technology Knights.

Antonio Bumpus hit six 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 30 points, while Andre Paulk scored 18 points for Harcum (2-0). Jeremiah Bowman and Ed Reed had 12 points each, Stuart Clarke added 11 points and Percy Woods had 10 points for Harcum.

Tyrik Tucker scored 23 points, Jarrod Balcombe added 20 points and Lamaun Scott had 12 points for Globe (1-1).

The all-tournament team consisted of MVP Paulk and Berend Weijs from Harcum, Tucker and Balcombe from Globe, Ford from HCC and Eric Coleman from Prince George's.

HCC 120, Prince George's 75
PRINCE GEORGE'S (0-2)

Jones 4 1-2 9, Evans 1 0-0 2, Gonzales 0 2-3 2, Rodriguez 4 2-2 12, Ibeh 4 1-9 9, Gilkes 1 0-0 2, Mears 3 3-4 9, Lawrence 0 1-2 1, Coleman 1 0-0 2, Bentley 0 1-3 1, Jordan 4 2-2 10, Franklin 2 2-5 6, Waters 4 0-1 8, Goldsmith 1 0-0 2. Totals 29 15-33 75.
HAGERSTOWN (1-1)
Stuckey 4 0-0 10, Ford 10 7-7 31, Williams 0 0-0 0, Cerda 0 0-0 0, Cole 0 0-0 0, Lynch 3 1-2 7, Brown 3 1-1 8, Andrews 9 0-4 21, Richardson 4 2-2 13, Hartmann 2 2-2 6, White 6 0-0 12, Hairston 2 0-0 4, Drake 3 0-0 8. Totals 46 13-18 120.
Halftime -- HCC, 55-34. 3-point goals -- Prince George's 2 (Rodriguez 2), HCC 15 (Stuckey 2, Ford 4, Brown 1, Andrews 3, Richardson 3, Drake 2).

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