>THE RAPTORS LOOKED SHARP ON SATURDAY WITH A DOMINATING 113- 81 WIN OVER BUTLER. FIVE RAPTORS SCORED IN DOUBLE DIGITS, WITH SOPHOMORE COLLIN TURNER LED THE WAY WITH 34 POINTS AND RAMEL DAVIDSON PUTTING UP ANOTHER 21. MC WILL LOOK TO KEEP THEIR MOMENTUM ROLLING TONIGHT BEHIND TURNER AND DAVIDSON AS THEY FACE THE LIONS FROM CCBC DUNDALK IN A KEY MDJUCO MATCH- UP. FROM TAKOMA PARK, LIONS, RAPTORS, STARTING NOW! C1 [MUSIC] >MICHAEL: FROM FALCON HALL ON THE TAKOMA PARK, SILVER SPRING CAMPUS OF MONTGOMERY COLLEGE, MONTGOMERY COLLEGE TELEVISION BASKETBALL WITH THE MONTGOMERY COLLEGE RAPTORS WELCOMING THE LIONS FROM CCBC DUNDALK. C1 I’M MICHAEL BROWN, AND ONCE AGAIN, MY PLEASURE TO BRING IN FORMER MONTGOMERY COLLEGE BASKETBALL ALL-AMERICAN, MELISSA WEITHMAN. >>MELISSA: THANKS, MICHAEL. ALWAYS GOOD TO BE BACK AT MC. ALWAYS GOOD TO BE BACK AT LIKE TO ALSO WELCOME BACK TO THE ANNOUNCE TABLE FORMER WEST TEXAS A&M OWN JOE THOMPSON. GOOD TO BE BACK. >>MICHAEL: WELL, THE RAPTORS ARE OFF TO A STRONG START AGAIN THIS YEAR, COMING INTO TONIGHT AT 15-5. LIKE LAST GAME, I C1 HAVE A FEELING THE 3 OF US WILL SPEND A WHOLE LOT OF TIME TONIGHT LIKE WE DID ON SATURDAY AGAINST BUTLER, TALKING ABOUT THE PLAY OF MC’S COLLIN TURNER. JOE, THIS GUY REALLY SOMETHING SPECIAL. >>HE ABSOLUTELY IS. THE SOPHOMORE GUARD OUT OF POOLESVILLE HIGH LEADS NOT ONLY MARYLAND JUCO, BUT ALL OF NJCAA DIVISION III IN SCORING, ERAGING 31.5 PPG. AND HE CAN SCORE IN SO MANY WAYS. AN ADEPT 3-POINT SHOOTER, MAKING 44% FROM BEYOND THE ARC. IF YOU TRY TO PRESSURE HIM, HE HAS THE HANDLES TO BEAT YOU OFF THE DRIBBLE AND TAKE IT STRONG TO THE BASKET, SHOOTING 55% FROM THE FIELD. AND THOSE DRIBBLE DRIVES LEAD TO TURNER AVERAGING 8 FT PER GAME, CONVERTING 81% FROM THE FOUL LINE. JUST A ONE-E DIMENSIONAL, ONE-TRICK PONY. ALSO ACTIVE ON THE DEFENSIVE END, WHERE HE LEADS THE TEAM WITH 3.2 STEALS PER GAME. COLLIN TURNER IS THE REAL DEAL IN NJCAA DIV. HOOPS, AND A STRONG CANDIDATE TO FOLLOW OUR ESTEEMED COLLEAGUE MELISSA INTO THE C1 ALL-AMERICAN FROM MONTGOMERY COLLEGE. >>MICHAEL: BUT OF COURSE, THE 15-5 ON THE ASON SOLELY BECAUSE OF COLLIN BEEN GETTING A LOT OF HELP OUT THERE. LOT AND, MELISSA, THE RECENT RETURN OF FORWARD RAMEL DAVIDSON FROM A KNEE INJURY HAS TURNED THE BIG THREE INTO THE BIG FOUR. IG THREE INTO THE BIG BEEN A BIG BOOST TO THE TEAM AS WE SAW ON SATURDAY IN THE BUTLER GAME. HE ADDS ANOTHER DIMENSION WITH HIS LENGTH AND HIS ABILITY TO GET TO THE RIM. AVERAGING 10.8 POINTS A GAME AND 6.6 REBOUNDS AND 2.3 STEALS. SO ALONG WITH C1 DAVIDSON, WE HAVE SOPHOMORE GUARD AFANNAH OFFOR, SECOND ON THE TEAM IN SCORING AT 13.6 PER GAME AND ESHMAN FORWARD FREDDIE HARRIS WHO LEADS THE TEAM IN REBOUNDING WITH 12.7 A GAME WHILE ADDING 11.5 POINTS A GAME, THE RAPTORS LOOK LIKE A TEAM NO ONE WILL WANT TO FACE IN THE UPCOMING POST SEASON. >>MICHAEL: WITH THE POST SEASON STARTING JUST TWO WEEKS GAME WILL HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE C1 SEEDING FOR THE UPCOMING MARYLAND JUCO TOURNAMENT BECAUSE THE RAPTORS TAKE ON MDJUCO RIVAL CCBC DUNDALK, THE ONS ARE HAVING ONE OF THOSE SEASONS WHERE WINS ARE TOUGH TO E DANGEROUS, E LONG AND THEIR HEIGHT COULD CAUSE MC SOME L SEE HOW MC HANDLES THAT CHALLENGE. E JUST MOMENTS AWAY FROM GETTING UNDERWAY, STICK WITH US. L BE RIGHT BACK WITH THE E WATCHING RAPTORS BASKETBALL ON McTV. C1 >MICHAEL: WELCOME BACK TO FALCON HALL ON THE TAKOMA PARK SILVER SPRING CAMPUS OF MONTGOMERY COLLEGE, MICHAEL BROWN ALONGSIDE MELISSA WEITHMAN, AND JOE THOMPSON, E JUST ABOUT SET TO GET TAKE A LOOK AT THE STARTERS FOR THE LIONS FROM CCBC DUNDALK. C1 LAMARR ESTEP, DEVIN MOSLEY, RICHARD HIBBERT, DAVON ALLEYNE, AND HARVEY PAIGE. HEAD COACH IS JARON TAYLOR AND HIS ASSISTANTS ARE GUS DURR, RODNEY HARRISON, DARRYL PERRY, AND LYNN SMACK. THE STARTERS FOR MONTGOMERY COLLEGE. C1 CHRIS JOHNSON, AND TYRAN CRAWFORD, COLLIN TURNER, AFANNA OFFOR, AND RAMEL DAVIDSON. >>JOE: THE HEAD COACH OF THE IN S THIRD SEASON AT MC. HIS ASSISTANTS ARE JAMAAL WISE AND ELLIOTT HEDLEY. C1 >>WE ARE ALL SET TO GO. HERE WE GO. THE JUMP, IT GOES TO THE RAPTORS. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF CHANGES FROM THE STARTERS THAT WERE GIVEN TO US. ELI ARNOLD IS ACTUALLY STARTING FOR THE RAPTORS, NOT TYRAN EXTRA FORD. >>DUNDALK IN A 1-3-1 TRAPPING ZONE AND IT LOOKS LIKE LAMARR ESTEP MIGHT HAVE GOTTEN HURT IN THE FIRST FEW SECONDS OF THE GAME. >>YEAH, HE’S LIMPING. SO LET’S TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT THE HEAD TO HEAD STATS. ING WHAT JUMP AT YOU, JOE? >>EVEN THOUGH MC HAS OUT SCORED DUNDALK BY AN AVERAGE OF 22 POINTS PER GAME OVERALL. IN RYLAND JUCO PLAY, THE RAPTORS SCORING AVERAGE HAS DECLINED TO C1 80 POINTS A GAME SO IT MIGHT BE A TIGHTER GAME THAN WE THOUGHT. >>ON PAPER, IT LOOKS LIKE THE RAPTORS SHOULD ROLL AND THEY LEAD IN EVERY STATISTICAL CATEGORY. THERE’S A BUCKET AS THE RAPTORS GET ON THE BOARD FIRST. JARON TAYLOR TOLD ME HIS TEAM IS PLAYING BETTER OF LATE AND HE IS OPTIMISTIC, BUT AS WE SAID, WINS HAVE BEEN TOUGH TO COME BY FOR THE TEAM. >>A LOT OF GAMES BUT THEY HAD BAD MISTAKES AT THE END OF THE GAME. >>A 3 BY NUMBER 5, RICHARD HIBBERT. HIBBERT IS THE LEADING SCORER ON DUNDALK, AVERAGING 13 POINTS A GAME. >>DUNDALK IS USING THE LONG, LEAN — THE LENGTH OF THEIR TALL PLAYERS OUT THERE TO GET OUT AND GET IN THE PASSING LANE. >>MISS BY DAVIDSON AND REBOUND BY NUMBER 23 HARVEY PAIGE. DUNDALK, OF COURSE, FROM THE BALTIMORE AREA, PART OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY’S SYSTEM. A DRIVE, OFF THE RIM, NO GOOD, REBOUND TO FREDDIE HARRIS. ELI ARNOLD WITH THE BASKETBALL. >>EXTENDS THE ZONE WAY OUT THERE, TRYING TO GET MONTGOMERY COLLEGE TO GO FASTER THAN MAYBE THEY WANT TO GO. >>DAVIDSON PICKED UP THE LOOSE BALL AND THEY MOVE TO AROUND. THERE’S TURNER FROM THE TOP OF THE KEY. IN AND OUT, NO GOOD. IT WILL BE RAPTORS’ BALL. >>THAT’S A SHOT TURNER USUALLY MAKES ALL DAY LONG. MAYBE JUST STARTING OFF SLOW BUT I’M SURE HE’LL HEAT UP LATER. >>THE RAPTORS HAVE HAD A TENDENCY THIS YEAR TO GET OFF TO A SLOW START. WE’LL SEE IF HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF TONIGHT. THERE’S A TIP BY HARRIS. NO GOOD. BATTLES AND HE WILL GO TO THE LINE. BATTLING DOWN THERE, EVERYBODY BATTLING. GOT SOME BIG BODIES DOWN THERE. >>FREDDIE HARRIS DOING WHAT HE DOES BEST. HE IS GETTING IN THERE, GETTING A LOT OF OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS. THE SHOT AND COMING BACK AND GETTING MORE REBOUNDS. LEADS THE TEAM WITH TOTAL REBOUNDS A GAME. >>HE’S THIRD IN THE COUNTRY IN OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS. WHAT A GREAT ADDITION. HE’S JUST A FRESHMAN. WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL THE DISTRICT. HE MAKES THE SECOND FOUL SHOT. WE’RE TIED AT 3-IN THE EARLY GOING. PARRISH IS IN THERE, JOE, NICOLAS PARRISH WHO WE HEARD MAY NOT PLAY TONIGHT. HE’S IN THERE. THERE’S THE SHOT OFF THE RIM, NO GOOD. REBOUND TO OFFOR. OH, THERE’S A STEAL. NUMBER 20. CHRISTOPHER FITZGERALD WITH THE STEAL. >>THAT’S WHERE THE LENGTH OF — THE LONG LIMBS, LONG ARMS GET IN THE PASSING LANES AND MAKE IT HARD FOR THE RAPTORS TO GET THE BALL UP THE COURT. >>MELISSA, HOW TO YOU HANDLE A SITUATION LIKE THAT WHERE YOU HAVE THE LONG ARMS GETTING IN THE PASSING LANE? WHAT’S A GOOD WAY TO COUNTER THAT? >>YOU DEFINITELY HAVE TO SPLIT THE DEFENSE FOR SURE BUT WITH THE LONG ARMS, YOU HAVE TO WALK TO THE PASS. GO TO IT AND DON’T WAIT FOR THE PASS TO GET TO YOU. IF YOU WAIT, IT ENDS UP IN TURNOVERS AS WE SEE HERE FROM MC. >>JOE, WHAT KIND OF ZONE IS DUNDALK RUNNING? >>IT SEEMS LIKE THEY’RE RUNNING A 3/4 QUARTER 1-3-1 ZONE EXTENDING THE FLOOR AND MAKING IT HARD UP AND DOWN THE FLOOR FOR THE RAPTORS TO GET UP THE FLOOR USING THE LENGTH TO GET IN THE PASSING LANES, TRYING TO TRAP AND GET THE RAPTORS TO GO FASTER THAN THEY WANT TO GO. IT SEEMS TO WORK EXCEPT FOR THE OFFENSIVE REBOUNDING. >>RAMEL DAVIDSON CRASHED THE BOARDS THERE TO PUT BACK COLLIN TURNER’S MISS. TURNER OFF TO A LITTLE BIT OF A SLOW START, 0 FOR 2. WE’LL SEE IF HE CAN’T GET UNTRAPPED. I’M SURE HE WILL. HE LEADS THE NATION IN SCORING, 31.5 POINTS A GAME. THERE’S A STEAL. AHEAD TO TURNER. MISSED IT. >>HE HAD — HE COULD HAVE LOOKED TO DROP IT BACK BEHIND HIM TO ONE OF HIS BIGS FOLLOWING HIM. >>THAT WAS A TOUGH LAYUP. RAPTORS OFF TO A SLOW START FROM THE FIELD, JUST 2 FOR 9. THERE’S A BUCKET. NUMBER 2, DEVIN MOSLEY. >>EVERY MADE BASKET GIVES DUNN BALK AN OPPORTUNITY TO SET UP THE ZONE AND START TRAPPING AGAIN. >>OFFOR ON THE BASELINE. WHAT’S THE CALL? BLOCKING. VERY PHYSICAL UNDER THE BASKET, GUYS. A LOT OF TALKING GOING ON. >>BASELINE DRIVE BY OFFOR, DEFENSE DIDN’T GET SET IN TIME. GETS THE BLOCK CALL. >>ARNOLD TO OFFOR. HIGH PASS, HARRIS SAVED IT. ARNOLD DRAPES THE 3 FROM THE CORNER. RAPTORS ON TOP 8-7. THAT’S THE FIRST LEAD. I’M SORRY. THE SECOND LEAD OF THE GAME. THEY SCORED THE FIRST BUCKET OF THE GAME. >>THE KICK OUT FROM INSIDE OUT AND THAT’S SOMETHING THAT THEY NEED TO DO, WORK THE BALL INSIDE AND OUT AND GET THE DEFENSE MOVING. >>THE STEAL BY TURNER TO HARRIS, STRONG MOVE. HE’S FOULED. SO A STEAL THERE BY — LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE AGAIN. >>STRONG MOVE. >>HE DID A GREAT JOB SPLITTING THE DEFENSE, ATTACKING THE RIM, GETTING TO THE FREE THROW LINE. >>THE KEY FOR HIM IS TO MAKE THOSE FLOWS BECAUSE HE STRUGGLED FROM THE FOUL LINE. OF COURSE, HE MADE THE FIRST ONE WHEN I SAID HE STRUGGLES FROM THE FOUL LINE. IS THAT THE WAY IT WORKS AROUND HERE? >>MAYBE BUT 40%? YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT MORE OFTEN. >>WELL, HE STRUGGLES FROM THE FOUL LINE. LET’S SEE WHAT HAPPENS THIS TIME. HE MAKES THEM BOTH! NOW I GOTTA DO THAT FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT. [LAUGHTER] >>LUCKY YOU. >>SO WE GOT A TIME-OUT ON THE FLOOR WITH THE RAPTORS TO TOP 10. 10 — 10-7. WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE RAPTOR HUDDLE. NOW WE SEE THE RAPTORS — YOU KNOW, MARYLAND JUCO IS HAVING A MASCOT CHALLENGE GOING ON RIGHT NOW. YOU CAN VOTE ON TWITTER, @MDJUCO. RIGHT NOW, THE RAPTOR IS IN A CONTEST AGAINST THE CARDINAL. AND YOU CAN SEE THE RAPTORS ARE ROLLING, 66% TO 34%. BUT IT’S KIND OF A CUTE IDEA. THEY’RE GOING TO ANNOUNCE THE WINNER AT THE FINALS OF THE MARYLAND JUCO TOURNAMENT COMING UP ON FEBRUARY 18th AT PRINCE GEORGES. I’LL BE THERE COVERING THE TOURNAMENT. FOUR TURN OVERS IN THE EARLY GOING. I’M SORRY. FOUR FOULS IN THE EARLY GOING FOR DUNDALK. SO THAT COULD BE A FACTOR. >>AGAIN, NEITHER OF THE TWO TEAMS ARE VERY GOOD FROM THE FOUL LINE. SO THEY HAVE TO CONVERT FROM THE LINE FOR IT TO BE A FACTOR. >>DAVIDSON WITH THE REBOUND WITH A MIS. DUNDALK WITH THE SHORTER BENCH. SO THEY’RE PICKING THEM UP WAY UP TOP. I AM GUESSING THAT IS AN EFFECTIVE COLLIN TURNER. WHAT DO YOU THINK, MELISSA? >>I THINK SO. THE COACH OF DUNDALK EMPHASIZED THE DEFENSIVE ENERGY. YOU CAN SEE THAT HERE IN THE BEGINNING OF THE FIRST HALF. >>SO GOING BACK TO THE BUTLER GAME, WE DIDN’T SEE FOUR FOULS IN THE FIRST HALF. WE ONLY SAW TWO FOULS IN THE FIRST HALF. THERE’S AN OVER AND BACK COURT VIOLATION. >>IF THE RAPTORS CONTINUE TO BE AGGRESSIVE UNDERNEATH THE BASKET, I THINK WE WILL SEE MORE FOULS. >>WITH THIS 1-3-1 ZONE EXTENDED AS FAR AS IT IS, THEY WILL HAVE TROUBLE GETTING NEAR THE BASKET. >>YEAH. THEY HAVE REALLY GOT TO BE SHARP WITH THEIR PASSING. THEY TRAP VERY QUICKLY OFF THIS ZONE. BOY, HARRIS COULD LIVE AT THE LINE TONIGHT. >>I THINK HARRIS HAS FIGURED OUT EVERY PUMP FAKE DUNDALK HAS, THEN HE WILL GET ALL HIS POINTS FROM THE FREE THROW LINE. >>IN THE EARLY GOING, HE’S 3 FOR 4 FROM THE LINE. >>1 THING I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM DO MORE OF IS GATHER HIMSELF UP WITH STRENGTH. USE THE POWER IN THE LONG ARMS HE HAS, POWER IT UP TO THE GLASS SO HE CANNOT ONLY GET TO THE FREE THROW LINE BUT GET SOME AND 1s. >>YEAH. HE IS NOT SHOOTING TWO FOUL SHOTS. HE IS ONLY SHOOTING ONE. HE IS — HE IS STRONG IN THE LANE, REALLY STRONG IN THE LANE. >>RAPTORS ARE GETTING THE PRESSURE FULL COURT AS WELL. IT COULD BE AN UP AND DOWN GAME HERE. >>THE RAPTORS DON’T PRESS THAT OFTEN. THEY USE IT STRATEGICALLY AND, NORMALLY, THEY USE IT WHEN THEY’RE FALLING BEHIND. RIGHT NOW, THEY HAVE A 4-POINT EDGE. A GOOD LOOK THERE AT JARON TAYLOR, THE HEAD COACH OF DUNDALK. HE IS IN HIS 5th SEASON AS MELISSA SAID. THAT’S SHORT. NOBODY TOUCHED IT. IT WILL BE RAPTORS’ BALL. >>A STRONG PATIENCE THERE BY DAVIDSON, STAYING AROUND THEM AND MAKING THEM SHOOT OVER THE TOP. >>IT LOOKS LIKE DUNDALK DROPPED THEIR DEFENSE BACK TO THE EXTENDED 2-3, ALMOST A MATCHUP. >>SO THEY DROPPED OFF. >>YES. >>TURNER, IN AND OUT, NO GOOD. HE HAS YET TO SCORE. WE DON’T SAY THAT VERY OFTEN AT 12:25 TO GO IN THE 1st HALF. >>I DON’T THINK IT WILL TAKE LONG TO GET THE RHYTHM FOR HIM. >>HARRIS OFF THE BACK BOARD. NO GOOD. IT WILL STAY THERE. >>THE DEFENSE TODAY, THEY ARE PLAYING BETTER THAN WE HAVE SEEN THEM PLAY EARLIER IN THE SEASON. THEY ARE BEING PRETTY EFFECTIVE RIGHT NOW. >>UP TOP, PARRISH. >>SWITCHING SOME OF THE SCREENS. >>GOOD BALL MOVEMENT. THAT’S THE TRAVEL. TRAVEL CALLED ON NUMBER 23 HARVEY PAIGE. >>THAT WAS GOOD TEAM DEFENSE, CRISSCROSSING, LETTING THE PERSON ON THE BALL THROUGH TO GET PAST THE SCREEN AND SWITCHING ON THE SCREENS. THAT’S JUST GOOD TEAM DEFENSE AND GOOD COMMUNICATION FOR THE RAPTORS. >>THAT TRAVEL WAS THE FOURTH TURNOVER OF THE FIRST HALF FOR DUNDALK. RAPTORS WITH 3. OFFOR, FOR 3. >>THAT WAS A BEAUTIFUL KICK OUT TO THE CORNER FOR THE 3. >>WE GOT A TIME-OUT ON THE FLOOR. LET’S GET ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT ONE, GUYS. >>THE DRIBBLE AND KICK IT OUT TO THE CORNER FOR THE 3, WIDE OPEN. YOU DRAW THE DEFENSE IN WITH THE DRIBBLE PENETRATION AND THEN A KICK OUT FOR A WIDE OPEN 3. >>OFFOR IS REALLY HAVING A STRONG SECOND HALF. SO A GREAT COMPLIMENT TO COLLIN TURNER. >>AS HE GETS MORE CONFIDENT, HE’LL SHOT BETTER FOR THE 3 THAN HE HAS IN THE SEASON AND EXTEND THE DEFENSE OUT AND GIVE SPACE FOR SOME OF THE PEOPLE LIKE RAMEL AND FREDDIE HARRIS TO WORK DOWN LOW. >>LOOKING AT THE EARLY STATS, OF COURSE, SOMETHING THAT JUMPS OUT RIGHT OFF THE BAT, 11 REBOUNDS FOR THE RAPTORS TO JUST 4 FOR DUNDALK. >>NOT TO MENTION THE 5 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS TO 1, MEANING MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SCORE AND AS WE HAVE SEEN, RAMEL DAVIDSON AND FREDDIE HARRIS GETTING TO THE FREE THROW LINE. IF YOU ARE NOT MAKING OUTSIDE SHOTS, COLLIN TURNER HAS YET TO MAKE A SHOT, YOU NEED TO FOLLOW ON THE OFFENSIVE BOARD. >>FREDDIE HARRIS AND RAMEL DAVIDSON BOTH VERY ACTIVE UNDER THE BOARD. DUNDALK FINDS THEMSELVES DOWN BY 7 MIDWAY THROUGH THE FIRST HALF. THE 3 AND IT’S GOOD. RICHARD HIBBERT WITH HIS SECOND 3 OF THE GAME. HERE’S THE PRESS AGAIN. TURNER FROM THE CORNER. HE GETS HIS FIRST BUCKET OF THE GAME. >>MELISSA, AS SOMEBODY WHO WAS VERY ADEPT AT SHOOTING THE 3- POINTER, YOU KNOW YOU NEED THE FIRST ONE JUST TO GO DOWN. >>YEAH. EVENTUALLY, YOU WILL GET YOUR RHYTHM. JUST KEEP SHOOTING. >>THERE’S THE BUCKET. >>LAMARR MITCHELL, THE SECOND LEADING SCORER ON THE TEAM, WHEELING AND STEALING. >>THERE’S THE STEAL AND THE ALLEY-OOP. OH, NOT WELL EXECUTED. >>A LOT MORE ALLEY THAN OOP. [LAUGHTER] >>THERE WASN’T MUCH OOP THERE. >>MORE OF AN OOPS. >>THERE’S ARNOLD. TOOK THE CHARGE. IT WAS NOT CALLED ON THE DRIVE BY HIBBERT, OFF THE BACK OF THE IRON. >>IT’S A GOOD IDEA RIGHT THERE FOR DUNDALK TO SLOW IT DOWN. THE GAME IS UP AND DOWN, A LOT OF TURNOVERS WITH A GOOD OFFENSIVE POSSESSION, CALM IT DOWN AND SEE IF WE CAN GET THE SHOT OFF. >>ALMOST TURNED IT OVER AT THE TOP OF THE KEY. NOTHING BUT AIR ON THAT ONE. AIR IS PLENTY. CHRISTOPHER FITZGERALD MADE NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT ONE. >>6 FEET, LONG ARMS, UP IN THE AIR AND GOT THE LOOSE BALL TO FLUSH IT THROUGH. >>DAVIDSON, DRIVES, PUTS IT UP, NO GOOD. HARRIS WITH THE OFFENSIVE REBOUND. THERE YOU GO. >>THERE YOU GO. >>THERE YOU GO, JOE. >>THAT’S WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT. YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ARE DOWN LOW AND IT’S COMING AT YOU, YOU HAVE TO GO UP STRONG WITH 2 HANDS AND GET IT UP TO THE RIM AND GIVE YOURSELF A SHOT. YOU CAN SEE HE GATHERS HIMSELF WITH THE POWER DRIBBLE AND GOES UP STRONG AND THEN A LITTLE EYEBALLING IT SAYING I WANT TO BE HERE ALL DAY. >>I’M FREDDIE HARRIS, AND I’LL BE HERE ALL DAY. SO RAMEL DAVIDSON TAKING A BREAK FOR THE RAPTORS. CARL BROWN HAS CHECKED IN. ALSO IN FOR THE RAPTORS IS TYRAN CRAWFORD. >>CARL BROWN ALREADY STARTING ON A GOOD FOOT WITH THE REBOUND OFF THE FREE THROW AND HE HAS A CHANCE TO PUT IN 2. >>LOOK AND SEE AS WE SAW HIM SNEAKING IN THERE TO GET THE REBOUND OFF THE FREE THROW. THE SAME THING. HE HAS SUCH A BIG BODY. HE NEEDS TO USE IT BETTER. NEEDSTO SNIP IT OFF THE GLASS AND GO STRONG AND GO THROUGH ANY DEFENDERS. >>THAT WAS THE 7th TEAM FOUL ON DUNDALK. THE RAPTORS, 1-1 FOR THE BALANCE OF THE HALF WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF GOING INTO THE 2-SHOT SITUATION. >>ALL THEY NEED TO DO IS KEEP ATTACKING. THEY’LL GET THERE QUICKLY. >>IT LOOKS LIKE MC DROPPED INTO A 2-3. >>GIVING THEM A DIFFERENT LOOK. BROWN WITH GOOD DEFENSE AND HAD HIS HANDS UP THE WHOLE TIME. HARRIS IS FOULED AGAIN. >>GOOD DEFENSE. GETS THE BALL AND A SLAP DOWN ON THE ARM BY HARVEY PAIGE. HARRIS WILL BE BACK AT THE LINE AGAIN. >>HARRIS ALREADY WITH HIS FOURTH REBOUND. FOUR REBOUNDS, 4 POINTS. SEEMS LIKE HE HAS HAD MORE THAN THAT. >>MORE THAN THAT. >>HE IS ALL OVER THE PLACE TONIGHT. >>RAMEL DAVIDSON WITH 3 BOARDS FOR THE RAPTORS AND MISSED THE FRONT END OF THAT, 1-1. >>THIS IS THE ACHILLES HEEL FOR THE RAPTORS, SHOOTING 64% FROM THE FREE THROW LINE. THEY CAN GET TO THE LINE A LOT BUT THEY HAVE TO MAKE IT AT THE LINE TO DO DAMAGE TO GET TO THE POSTSEASON. >>THEY BECOME SO IMPORTANT IN THE POSTSEASON GAMES. THERE’S A LONG 3 BY ESTEP. THAT CUTS THE RAPTOR LEAD IN HALF. DOUBLE TEAM ON CARL BROWN ON THE ENTRY PASS. >>SOME FORM OF ZONE. BUT THE RAPTOR ARMS IN THERE PACKING THE LANE, TRYING TO THROW IT DOWN IN THE ZONE. >>SO THERE’S TYRAN CRAWFORD TO OFFOR, THE 3 OFF THE RIM, NO GOOD. THE REBOUND TO DUNDALK. HARRIS PUSHES IT UP FROM THE CORNER. DEEP AND GOOD. HIBBERT IS HAVING A HALF. >>HE USUALLY SHOOTS 30%. TONIGHT, HE LIKES THE GYM. >>HE’S 3 FOR 3. TYRAN CRAWFORD, THAT WILL BE SHORT. >>GOOD FOLLOW. >>DON’T SEE ENOUGH OF THAT, TO YOU, WHERE A GUY WILL FOLLOW HIS OWN JUMP SHOT? >>NO. >>THAT’S WHY HE IS GOING TO THE LINE BECAUSE HE DID FOLLOW. >>SINCE MC IS 1-1 FOR THE REST OF THE HALF, I’LL TAKE ANYTHING I CAN TO GET THEM BACK TO THE FREE THROW LINE. >>ONE MORE FOUL AND THEY’LL BE SHOOTING 2 EVERY TIME. >>YEAH. WITH A LOT OF TIME LEFT. >>EXACTLY. ATTACK, ATTACK, ATTACK. YOU CAN SEE THE LINE. EVEN IF YOU DON’T MAKE IT TO THE LINE, YOU CAN GET THE OTHER TEAM IN FOUL TROUBLE AND HAVE TO PLAY MORE PASSIVELY. >>CRAWFORD MISSED. THESE ARE THE SHOTS THE RAPTORS NEED TO MAKE, THESE FOUL SHOTS. PARTICULARLY, YOU HATE TO SEE A GUY MISS THE FRONT END OF A 1 AND 1. >>IT’S THE OPPORTUNITY AND NOT JUST THE SCORE ITSELF. >>THAT’S THE FIRST 3 HIBBERT’S MISSED. THIS IS PARRISH. HE LEADS THE TEAM IN ASSISTS. ESTEP, GOOD DEFENSE. THERE’S A TURNOVER. NOPE. >>DUNDALK ON THE FAST SCREEN BOTH THE TOP AND BOTTOM PLAYER FOR THE 2-3 SKIP PASS ON THE OTHER SIDE. THE RAPTORS ARE LEADING THE SCREEN PERFECTLY TO GET OVER THE TOP. >>THERE’S A DEEP 3. NO GOOD. REBOUND. THERE’S THE SHOT OFF THE RIM, NO GOOD. BROWN WITH THE REBOUND. GOING BACK UP, NO GOOD. >>HE MIGHT HAVE HAD CONTACT BUT THE REFEREES ARE LETTING THEM PLAY, AND THAT’S WHY HE HAS TO TAKE IT UP STRONGER. HE HAS TO BE MORE AGGRESSIVE AND USE HER BIG BODY TO GET THE BALL UP TO THE GLASS AND TO THE RIM. >>HIBBERT JUST GAVE DUNDALK THE LEAD WITH THAT PUT BACK. HIBBERT WITH 11 POINTS AS WE GET ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT. HE JUST SNUCK IN THERE. >>WHEN YOU ARE PLAYING THE ZONE, IT’S HARD TO FIND SOMEONE TO BLOCK OUT. HIBBERT WAS ABLE TO SNEAK IN AND GET THE PUT BACK THERE. >>HIBBERT WITH 11 FOR DUNDALK TO THE RAPTORS’S FREDDIE HARRIS’S 6 AND OFFOR WITH 5. COLLIN TURNER IS THE BIG SISTER WITH JUST 3. >>COLLIN TURNER, HIS SPECIALITY IS THE 3. YOU HAVE TO KEEP SHOOTING. YOU CAN’T GIVE UP. EVENTUALLY, HE WILL GET INTO HIS RHYTHM. I HAVE NO DOUBT HE WILL MAKE HIS EFFORTS TONIGHT. >>HE WILL MAYBE TRY AND DO SOME MORE DRIBBLE PENETRATION AND MAYBE GET TO THE LINE HERE AND THERE. >>PICKS UP THE REBOUND. THERE’S THE DRIVE AND THE SCORE. >>SOMETIMES, LIKE IF YOUR SHOT’S NOT GOING, START DRIVING TO THE BASKET AND GET MORE INTO THE FLOW OF THE GAME. >>YOU WILL START FEELING THE TOUCH. THE RAPTORS DON’T OFTEN PLAY HERE AT THE CAN — TAKOMA PARK CAMPUS SO IT WILL TAKE A WHILE TO GET BACK IN THE RHYTHM. >>THAT’S TRUE. THEY PLAY A HANDFUL OF GAMES HERE. THEY PRACTICE HERE BUT THERE’S A BIG DIFFERENCE. RAMEL DAVIDSON IS RUNNING THE POINT. >>THE RAPTORS ARE RUNNING THE OFFENSE TOO FAR OUT AND THEY NEED TO MOVE TO THE 3-POINT LINE. >>HARRIS, HE’S GOING TO GO TO THE LINE. YOU GUYS MAY NOT REMEMBER THIS, BUT I’M OLD ENOUGH TO REMEMBER THAT BACK WHEN THERE WAS THE FALCONS PLAYING HERE, THIS FLOOR WAS DIFFERENT. SO WHEN THEY WOULD COME TO SAY, ROCKVILLE OR SOMEONE ELSE WOULD COME HERE, IT WAS LIKE A FLOOR THEY HAD NEVER SEEN BEFORE. IT’S A WEIRD SITUATION. GERMANTOWN HAD A SIMILAR, WEIRD FLOOR. IT WAS LIKE A PLASTIC FLOOR. >>IT’S LIKE A RUBBERIZED FLOORING GOING ON THERE. >>YEAH. SORT OF THE SAME HERE WHEN IT WAS THAT RUBBERIZED STUFF THAT WAS THE ALL PURPOSE RAGE IN THE ’70s AND ’80s. >>FREDDIE HARRIS JUST MISSED 2 FROM THE LINE. IT’S GOOD THAT THEY ARE GETTING TO THE LINE BUT IF THEY CAN’T MAKE THEM, IT’S A GOOD DEFENSIVE POSITION FOR DUNDALK. >>HARRIS, HE IS RIGHT ON AVERAGE FOR FREE THROWS TONIGHT, 4 FOR 10. THAT’S JUST ABOUT HIS AVERAGE FROM THE LINE. >>THEY HAVE COLLIN TURNER RIGHT THERE, TRYING TO PLAY DEFENSE. IF HE KEPT HIS HANDS OUT, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A GOOD DEFENSE. >>THEY THREW IT AWAY. ANOTHER TURN OVER. WE HAVE A TIGHT BALL GAME IN THE FIRST HALF. NEITHER TEAM IS SHOOTING WELL. THE RAPTORS SHOOTING 29% OF THE FIELD TO 34 FOR DUNDALK. >>THE RAPTORS, 5 GUYS ON ONE SIDE OF THE BALL. >>ARNOLD, THAT’S HIS SECOND 3 OF THE GAME. >>WHEN YOU OVERLOAD THE FLOOR LIKE THEY DID, USUALLY, YOU ARE PLAYING 4 ON YOUR TEAM OR 5 ON YOUR TEAM TO 4 ON THAT SIDE OF THE COURT SO SOMEBODY WILL BE OPEN. >>THE RAPTORS, 4 FOR 13 FOR 3 SO FAR. THE REBOUND TO RAMEL DAVIDSON. RAPTORS RUNNING. TURNER, THROUGH TRAFFIC, TOUGH SHOT. OFFOR WITH THE PUT BACK. >>COLLIN TURNER DRAWS SO MUCH ATTENTION THAT EVERYONE IS PAYING ATTENTION TO HIM AND IT GIVES SOMEONE LIKE OFFOR TO GET IN AND GET THE OFFENSIVE REBOUND. THERE’S HIBBERT AGAIN. NO GOOD. THE BATTLE FOR THE REBOUND, HARRIS COMES OUT WITH IT. HE IS BATTLING HARD IN THERE. ARNOLD TIPS IT. NO GOOD, HARRIS. >>OVER THE BACK ON HARRIS. >>THEY’LL CALL HIM FOR THAT THAT’S JUST THE SECOND FOUL OF THE HALF — I’M SORRY. THAT’S THE THIRD FOUL OF THE HALF FOR THE RAPTORS. >>IT LOOKS LIKE — >>WE HAVE ANOTHER TIME OUT ON THE FLOOR. KEITH BYRD, THE RAPTORS’ HEAD COACH, IS NOT HAPPY WITH THAT CALL. >>I DON’T KNOW IF HE’S COMPLAINING ABOUT THE OVER THE BACK CALL OR IF THERE IS SOMETHING ELSE ON THE DRIBBLE DRIVE BY COLLIN. >>TURNER WITH 5 POINTS. >>IT’S A QUESTIONABLE OVER THE BACK CALL. >>DEFINITELY QUESTIONABLE NOW THAT YOU SEE THE GREAT REPLAY. >>DEFINITELY BECAUSE HE HAS POSITION ON THE BOX OUT. >>I THINK KEITH BYRD HAD A LEGITIMATE BEEF. >>HIBBERT HAD POSITION BUT THE APEX WHERE THE BALL’S COMING DOWN, THEY BOTH PRETTY MUCH STAYED UP. IT’S A JUDGMENT CALL. THE REFEREES, THEY SEE IT THE WAY THEY SEE IT. >>OF COURSE, THEY DON’T HAVE THE BENEFIT OF THE SLOW MO REPLAY LIKE WE DO, EITHER. >>NOT AT ALL, NOT AT ALL. WHAT THEY SEE FROM WHERE WE ARE, WE COULD SIT HERE AND ARMCHAIR REFEREE. BUT, YOU KNOW, IT’S A HARD JOB. THEY’RE DOING THE BEST JOB THEY KNOW HOW. >>CHRIS JOHNSON IS IN FOR THE RAPTORS. HE WAS OUT FOR A WHILE. GOOD TO SEE HIM BACK IN T HE LINEUP. HE WAS THE STARTING POINT GUARD, AND IT’S GOOD TO SEE CHRIS BACK OUT THERE, HELPING THE DEPTH FOR THE RAPTORS HEADING INTO THE POSTSEASON. THE POSTSEASON IS 2 WEEKS FROM TONIGHT. JUST TWO WEEKS FROM TONIGHT, MARYLAND JUCO FOLLOWED BY THE REGION 20 TOURNAMENT, THE DISTRICT, AND NATIONALS. THERE’S TURNER. THERE’S TURNER. HE’S WORKING HARD. >>ONE OF THE THINGS HE’S GREAT AT IS BEING ABLE TO DRIVE INTO A LOT OF TRAFFIC. A LOT OF PEOPLE BIGGER THAN HIM BEING CREATIVE BUT UNDER CONTROL CREATIVITY TO GET THE BALL UP OFF THE GLASS. >>OH, MISSED ON THE OUTSIDE. HE IS OVER 80% FROM THE FOUL LINE. BUT THE RAPTORS WITH A 5-POINT LEAD WITH 2:26 TO GO. IT WILL STAY AT THE DUNDALK END. MARYLAND JUCO WHICH STARTS — I MENTIONED EARLIER IT STARTS IN TWO WEEKS. THAT WILL BE AN 8-TEAM TOURNAMENT EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE 16 TEAMS IN MARYLAND JUCO. JUST 8 MAKE THE TOURNAMENT, THE TOP 8 IN THE LEAGUE. RIGHT NOW, THE RAPTORS ARE CERTAINLY IN LINE TO MAKE THE TOURNAMENT BUT THE TOURNAMENT DOESN’T IMPACT WHETHER OR NOT THE RAPTORS GO TO NATIONAL BECAUSE THE NEXT WEEKEND IS THE REGION 20 TOURNAMENT. THAT’S ONLY DIVISION 3 TEAMS IN REGION 20. MARYLAND JUCO IS MADE UP OF 1, 2, AND 3. IF THEY WIN THE REGIONAL TOURNAMENT, THEN THEY GO TO DISTRICT, AND THEY’LL PLAY A TEAM FROM MOST LIKELY NORTH CAROLINA OR SOUTH CAROLINA. SO THAT’S THE PATH AHEAD FOR THE RAPTORS IN THE NEXT MONTH. >>THE MARYLAND JUCO TOURNAMENT DOESN’T IMPACT THEM GOING TO THE NATIONALS OR WHETHER THEY GO ON TO THE PLAYOFFS IN DIVISION 3 BUT IT’S A GREAT TUNEUP FOR THEM ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY PLAY TEAMS AGAINST DIVISION 1 OR DIVISION 2 THAT CAN ONLY MAKE THEM BETTER. >>ABSOLUTELY. KEITH BYRD LOOKS AT MARYLAND JUCO AS AN IMPORTANT TOURNAMENT. HE TAKES A LOT OF PRIDE IN IT. OF COURSE, THE RAPTORS WON IT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. >>THERE’S A GREAT BLOCK BY ARNOLD. BUT HE’S CALLED FOR A FOUL. TWO YEARS AGO, THE RAPTORS WON THE MARYLAND JUCO TOURNAMENT. THAT WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT THE MARYLAND MEN HAD WON IN YEARS, OVER 20 YEARS. HE TOOK A LOT OF PRIDE IN THAT. THAT WAS THE FIRST YEAR AS COACH, TOO. HE THINKS OF THE JUCO TOURNAMENT AS IMPORTANT. AND LIKE YOU SAID, A GOOD TUNEUP. >>ALSO AS YOU SAID, BRAGGING RIGHTS FOR JUCO AND WILL TOMORROW TECHNICALLY WHO IS THE BEST TEAM IN THE MARYLAND JUCO. >>RIGHT, RIGHT. A LOT OF COACHES AT MC TAKE A LOT OF PRIDE IN THE MARYLAND JUCO CHAMPIONSHIP. I KNOW SOCCER FEELS THAT WAY, TOO. NOT EVERY SPORT HAS A MARYLAND JUCO TOURNAMENT BUT SOCCER AND BASKETBALL DO. SO LESS THAN A MINUTE TO GO, THE RAPTORS UP BY 7. MAKE THAT 9 AS RAMEL DAVIDSON MOVES TO THE DEFENSE. >>COLLIN TURNER WITH THE STEAL. >>5th IN THE NATION IN STEALS. I CAN SEE WHY. HE JUST SNEAKS IN WHEN NO ONE IS LOOKING. >>JOHNSON TO OFFOR. HE DRIVES TO DAVIDSON, TRAPPED. OH, IT’S CRAZY OUT THERE. KEITH BYRD CALLS A TIME-OUT. >>I THINK THE RAPTORS ACTUALLY FOUND A WAY TO GET DUNDALK’S 3. THEY ARE PENETRATING. THEY ARE HITTING THE HIGH POST AND DISHING DOWN LOW TO THE LIGHT BACK DOOR PLAYER AND GOING BACK TO THE LAYUP WHERE DUNDALK ALWAYS JUMPS UP FOR THE SHOT AND ENDS UP AT THE FREE THROW LINE. >>THAT’S WHY I AM SITTING HERE WITH YOU TWO BASKETBALL MINDS. I’M JUST KEEPING THE TRAINS RUNNING. YOU GUYS ARE TELLING US WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON OUT THERE. IT’S GREAT. >>ANYTHING TO HELP OUT. >>MELISSA IS DOING THAT. I’M HERE TO LOOK PRETTY. >>YOU’RE ACCOMPLISHING THAT AS WELL. TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT THE RAPTORS’ SHOOTING PERCENTAGE. JUST A BIT AGO, THEY WERE UP TO 29% AND NOW, 37%. >>NOT THAT THAT IS ANYTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT. BUT THEY ARE FINDING THEIR WAY THROUGH THE DIFFERENT ZONES THAT DUNDALK IS THROWING AT THEM AND FINDING WAYS TO GET TO THE FREE THROW LINE OR GET A GOOD SHOT OFF. >>THEY HAVE THE EDGE THERE ALSO, 7-4. OF COURSE, 11 FOULS ON DUNDALK TO JUST 4 FOR THE RAPTORS. >>IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE 11 SECOND CHANCES FOR POINTS. LIKE JOE MENTIONED EARLIER, GETTING TO THE FREE THROW LINE IS A GREAT THING BUT IF WE CAN’T EXECUTE WITH THE FREE THROWS, IT’S KINDS OF A WASTE OF ENERGY. >>THERE’S THE STEAL. DUNDALK WILL PROBABLY GO FOR THE LAST SHOT. >>CAN’T BE HAPPY THAT THE RAPTORS HAVE THE LAST SHOT AFTER THE TURNOVER. >>THE SHOT FROM THE CORNER, AND IT’S GOOD. IT COUNTS. IT COUNTS. SO THAT IS THE END OF THE FIRST HALF. THE RAPTORS — WAIT A MINUTE. THEY’RE CHECKING. WE’LL KEEP IT RIGHT HERE REGARDLESS. THEY ARE CHECKING TO SEE IF IT’S GOOD. IT WILL COUNT. THE OFFICIALS MAY WANT TO SEE OUR VIEW OF IT. LOSS THAT ANOTHER LOOK. >>THE BALL WAS DEFINITELY OUT OF HIS HAND. >>WITHOUT A DOUBT. I DON’T KNOW IF IT SHOWS HIM ON THE LINE FROM THAT ANGLE. >>THEY DID COUNT IT. 33-27 AT THE HALF. WE’LL KEEP IT RIGHT HERE. IT’S SO SPECIAL WHEN WE BROADCAST FROM HERE. IT’S ALWAYS SPECIAL WHEN WE GET A CHANCE TO BROADCAST HERE BECAUSE SO MUCH OF THE ATHLETIC HISTORY ON MONTGOMERY COLLEGE TOOK PLACE HERE. >>>THE COLLEGE ADOPTED THE MOPPER CAN — MONIKER KNIGHTS FOR THE COLLEGE TEAM AND IN 1947, SUCCESS IN FOOTBALL WOULD FOLLOW. THE KNIGHTS HAD BACK TO BACK UNDEFEATED SEASONS IN 1953 AND 1954. THE’54 SQUAD WENT TO THE FIRST BOWEL GAME, A SHUTOUT OVER CHOWAN COLLEGE. WHEN THE COLLEGE OPENED IN 1965, THE NEW ERA BEGAN AS TAKOMA PARK BECAME THE FALCONS. BRUCE WAGNER BECAME THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, A POSITION HE HELD UNTIL 2000. >>WHEN THE BASKETBALL TEAM WON THE FIRST REGIONAL, THAT WAS A REAL HONOR. >>WE WERE ONE OF THE SMALL CAMPUSES WITH 2000 TO 3000 STUDENT WHERE IS A LOT OF OTHER CAMPUSES HAD 20,000 STUDENTS. WE FELT THAT WE WERE ALWAYS THE UNDERDOG. >>IN 1978, TAKOMA PARK’S ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MOVED INTO THE NEWLY CONSTRUCTED FALCON HALL WHERE THE BASKETBALL TEAM HAD MANY A MEMORABLE SEASON WITH THE MEN’S BASKETBALL PROGRAM WINNING THREE MARYLAND JUCO TITLES, THREE REGION 20 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2000, 2005, AND 2011. A DISTRICT TITLE IN 2005 AND MADE TWO NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCES IN 2000 AND 2005. THE FALCON’S WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PROGRAM WON TWO CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 1998 AND 2001. IN 2012, IN COMPLIANCE WITH TITLE 9, THE COLLEGE IMPLEMENTED A NEW STRUCTURE, MOVING TO A 1 COLLEGE APPROACH TO ATHLETICS. THE RAPTORS WERE BORN. ATHLETES DIDN’T PLAY FOR A CAMPUS ANYMORE. THEY PLAYED FOR MONTGOMERY COLLEGE. THE FALLONS AND GRIFFINS MAY HAVE BEEN SUCCEEDED BY THE RAPTORS BUT REMAIN A VITAL PIECE OF THE COLLEGE HISTORY. AND THAT HISTORY OF MONTGOMERY COLLEGE WILL BE CELEBRATED THIS COMING SATURDAY FOR THE STUDENT ATHLETE ALUMNI DAY. THE COLLEGE IS INVITING BACK ALL FORMER FALCONS, GRIFFINS, KNIGHTS, AND RAPTORS THEY WILL BE INVITED TO THE PHYSICAL EDUCATION BUILDING STARTING AT 11:30 IN THE SMALL GYM AND THEN A SPECIAL ON-COURT CEREMONY BETWEEN THE MEN’S GAME AND THE WOMEN’S GAME. IN BETWEEN THE TWO GAMES, THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL ENCORE CEREMONY. I SUSPECT, JOE, THAT ONE OF THE THREE OF US SITTING AT THE TABLE MIGHT PARTICIPATE IN THAT CEREMONY . >>I WILL DEFINITELY BE THERE. I AM EXCITED TO BE THERE AND SEE OLD TEAMMATES AND PLAYERS. IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE ALUMNI. >>WE JUST FOUND OUT THAT THE MONTGOMERY COLLEGE RAPTORS, LIKE THE JEFFERSONS, WILL BE MOVING ON UP, GOING TO DIVISION 2 IN SOCCER AND GOING TO DIVISION 1. AFTER THE BREAK, WE’LL COME BACK. WE ARE TALKING TO THE MC ATHLETIC DIRECTOR TARLOUH GASQUE ABOUT MAKING THE MOVE. >>>WELCOME BACK TO FALCON HALL ON THE TAKOMA PARK SILVER SPRING CAMPUS, MONTGOMERY COLLEGE. MICHAEL BROWN, MELISSA WEITHMAN AND JOE THOMPSON. MONTGOMERY COLLEGE WILL BE MOVING UP IN DIVISIONS, TO DIVISION 2 AND DIVISION 1 FOR A COUPLE OF OTHER SPORTS. TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS ALL MEANS, I HAD A CHANCE TO TALK WITH TARLOUH GASQUE, MONTGOMERY COLLEGE’S ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND LONG TIME WOMEN’S BASKETBALL COACH AND I ASKED HER, TELL ME WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. WHEN WILL THIS START? WHAT IS THE START DATE? >>THE START DATE IS ACTUALLY THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR. SO I EXPECT THAT THE SOCCER PLAYERS COMING IN, COULD BE OFFERED FOR THE NEXT FALL WHICH IS FALL 20′. THAT 2 0 — 2018. THAT’S STILL A POSSIBILITY. WE HAVE A TASK FORCE FORMED BY SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT DR. MONICA BROWN, WITH ALL THE AREAS THAT COULD POSSIBLY BE INVOLVED FOR US TO DISCUSS THIS. SO WE’LL DETERMINE WHAT CAN BE DONE IN THE FIRST YEAR. I THINK IT’S GOING TO BE A FACE APPROACH IN TERMS OF THE 3 YEARS UNTIL WE PHASE IN. AT THE SAME TIME, WE ARE EVALUATING THE GOALS THAT WE THOUGHT WE WERE IN TERMS OF INCREASING THE NUMBER OF STUDENT ATHLETES. DIVISION 3, YOU CAN GIVE NO AGE AT ALL. THAT’S VERY SIMPLE. DIVISION 2, TUITION AND BOOKS. THAT’S IT. DIVISION 1, YOU CAN GIVE TUITION, BOOKS, AND HOUSING, HELP PAY FOR HOUSING. THAT’S THE DIFFERENCE DEVELOP THE 3. I WENT TO SEE A RECRUIT LAST NIGHT OR A POTENTIAL RECRUIT AND WENT TO WATCH THE GAME. I HAVE TO REMIND MYSELF IF YOU ARE ASKED THE QUESTION, YOU CAN SEE IT’S A POSSIBILITY. TO ME, THAT’S EXCITING. ALL THE COACHES, THAT’S BEEN THEIR RESPONSE. OH. YOU MEAN, WE COULD TELL THEM THAT WE COULD POSSIBLY DO SOMETHING FOR THEM? NO MATTER HOW LITTLE, BUT WE CAN DO SOMETHING, AND THAT’S A POSSIBILITY TO COME AND SIT WITH YOU AND SEE THE PROGRAM. I THINK IF ANYTHING IS EXCITING ABOUT THAT, THAT’S THAT, GETTING THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY KIDS. FOR THE LONGEST, WE HAD TO TALK WITH STUDENTS FROM OTHER COUNTIES BECAUSE THE MONTGOMERY STUDENT ATHLETES WERE NOT INTERESTED IF THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE LOOKING FOR. IN A LOT OF CASES, THEY WANTED SOME FORM OF AID BECAUSE BEING A STUDENT ATHLETE IS NOT AN EASY JOB. AT THIS LEVEL, A LOT OF OUR STUDENT ATHLETES HAVE TO WORK. THEY HAVE TO WORK TO SUPPLEMENT WHAT THEY HAVE. THEY HAVE TO WORK TO EAT. IT’S NOT UNHEARD OF TO WORK AROUND THE WORK SCHEDULE TO COME TO PRACTICE AND SO FORTH BECAUSE THEY DON’T HAVE THE FUNDS. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING TO HELP WITH TUITION OR BOOKS, THAT’S HUGE. I DON’T HAVE TO WORK AS MUCH TO BUY MY BOOK, FOR EXAMPLE ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO DON’T NECESSARILY QUALIFY FOR FINANCIAL AID. SO I THINK IT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE. >>WE ARE BACK. THERE’S A GOOD LOOK AT TARLOUH GASQUE ON THE LEFT WITH MIKE DEMONI ON THE RIGHT, THE ATHLETIC COORDINATOR. AND MELISSA, YOU PLAYED AT MONTGOMERY COLLEGE AS A D3 ATHLETE. DID YOU NOT RECEIVE ANY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. WHAT IS YOUR WHOLE TAKE? >>I AM ACTUALLY VERY EXCITED. JUST LIKE YOU SAID, I DIDN’T RECEIVE ANYTHING COMING TO MC AS A PLAYER. ALSO, BEING ON THAT SIDE AND HEARING THE STORIES AND GOING THROUGH AND WORKING, YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT THE STORY AT HOME. A FAMILY, YOU HAVE TO PROVIDE FOR YOURSELF, KIDS, PARENTS, WHATEVER THE STIPULATION IS. SO ANY LITTLE TYPE OF HELP WITH LIFTOFF THE SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT FROM THE ATHLETES SO THEY DON’T HAVE SO MUCH PRESSURE ON THEMSELVES. THIS AID CAN HELP THE LONGEVITY OF THE ATHLETICS, ACADEMICS, BRING IN MORE ATTENDEES IN SCHOOL IN GENERAL. I THINK IT’S GREAT. >>I THINK THE POINT ABOUT BEING MORE ATTRACTIVE TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY ATHLETES IS KEY AS WELL. I FINISH THEY HAD THEIR DRUTHERS, THEY WOULD LIKE AN ALL-MONTGOMERY COUNTY ROSTER. >>THE COACHES DON’T HAVE TO GO FAR TO FIND THE PLAYERS. IF THEY CAN FIND FINANCIAL HELP FOR THE PLAYERS ALONG THE WAY, THAT’S SOMETHING BENEFICIAL FOR THE COACHES. AND FROM THE STUDENT ATHLETE STANDPOINT, LIKE MELISSA SAID, I KNOW THAT TAKING THE FINANCES OUT OF THE QUESTION ALLOWS YOU TO FOCUS MORE ON THE ATHLETIC TEAM. THAT’S QUITE OBVIOUS BUT ALSO FOR YOUR STUDIES. WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORK AND GO OUT AND HAVE A JOB, YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO STUDY AND GO TO THE STUDY GROUPS AND GO TO DO YOUR HOMEWORK AND THE THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO DO. I KNOW SOME ATHLETES HAVE STRUGGLED TO MAKE THE GRADE BECAUSE THEY ARE WORKING AND GOING TO SCHOOLS AND PLAYING SPORTS. THIS WILL HELP THEM HAVE AN EASIER TIME. >>WE ARE JUST ABOUT READY TO GET BACK TO ACTION BUT A VERY GOOD POINT FOR BOTH OF YOU BECAUSE I’VE KNOWN SO MANY ATHLETES HERE WHO HAD THE WORLD. THIS MAY BE UPON HELP THEM NOT HAVE TO DO THAT. THEY CAN CONCENTRATE ON SCHOOL AND WE’LL TAKE A QUICK LOOK AT THE STATS. ANYTHING JUMP OUT REAL QUICK? WE’LL GET BACK TO IF LATER. FOUL SHOTS, THAT JUMPS RIGHT OUT AT ME. THE RAPTORS, 5 FOR 14. WE SAW THEM SHOOTING FOUL SHOT WHEN IS THEY CAME OUT ON THE FLOOR AFTER THE HALFTIME BREAK. SO KEITH BYRD CAN READ THE STAT SHEET LIKE WE CAN AND HE CANNOT BE HAPPY WITH 35%. >>THE SEASON AVERAGE IN FOUL SHOTS, AND THAT MIGHT BE AN 8 TO 10-POINT LEAD RIGHT NOW. >>AS OPPOSED TO A 6-POINT LEAD. SO WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH DUNDALK’S DEFENSE IN THE FIRST HALF AND THEIR INTENSITY. THEY GET ON THE BOARD 1st. NUMBER 11, DAVON ALLEYNE. >>STRETCHING OUT 1-3-1. >>THE LINEUP FOR BOTH TEAMS. COLLIN TURNER IN FOR THE RAPTORS AS LONG AS WITH RAMLE DAVIDSON, ELI ARTICLE OLD, AND FOR DUNDALK, NUMBER 2 MOSLEY, 0 LAMARR ESTEP, 5, HIBBERT. 11, ALLEYNE. 23, HARVEY PAIGE. HE GOES UP AND IN. >>THE 1-2-2 TRAPPING ZONE THERE, TRYING TO GIVE THEM A DIFFERENT LOOK AND SOMETHING THEY HAVEN’T SEEN YET. DUNDALK WAS ABLE TO FIND THEIR WAY TO GET IT INTO THE POST. HARVEY PAIGE FINISHED IT OFF. >>QUICKLY, WE HAVE A SUB FOR MONTGOMERY COLLEGE AS CHRIS JOHNSON CHECKS IN. THE DRIVE BY TURNER AND GOOD. >>SO SMOOTH. HE GETS THE BALL IN THE PAINT AND IT’S LIKE HE SLOWS DOWN. HE DRIVES IN AND GETS THROUGH TRAFFIC AND MAKES THE SHOT IN THE PAINT. >>SEAL OFF THE PRESS BY OFFOR. 9 POINTS FOR TURNER, AND THE BIG DUNK FOR FREDDIE HARRIS. GOING TO GET ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT. >>EXCELLENT LOOK THERE. >>CORRECTION. THAT WAS DAVIDSON. OH, WE THOUGHT HE WAS FOULED FOR SURE. HIBBERT, NO GOOD. REBOUND, CHRIS JOHN SORNINGS AHEAD TO OFFOR. HE’LL TAKE IT ALL THE WAY FOR THE EASY LAYUP. >>IN THE FIRST HALF, WE HAVE SEEN THE TWO TEAMS WITH 2 FAST- BREAK POINTS. ALL RIGHT IN THE 2nd HALF, WE HAD FOUR OF THEM. OR THE DEFENSES AREN’T GETTING BACK AS WELL AS THEY DID IN THE 1st HALF. >>OH, NICE DEFENSE BY FREDDIE HARRIS. HE GOT HIS HAPPENED IN THE PASSING LANE. SO THE LEAD DROPPED TO 2 AND THEN THE RAPTORS SCORED A QUICK 7 STRAIGHT POINTS. >>WHAT YOU CALL A RUN — GOING ON A RUN TO STOP A RUN. >>I’M SORRY. 6 STRAIGHT POINTS. MY MATH — YOU KNOW, THAT’S WHY I’M IN TV. [LAUGHTER] IN AND OUT. FREDDIE HARRIS WITH THE REBOUND. >>THAT GIVES THEM 10 ON THE GAME. DOUBLE-DIGIT REBOUNDS FOR THE TEAM LEADER. >>HE HAS 6 POINTS. HE’S LOOKING GOOD FOR A DOUBLE DOUBLE . TURNER FROM THE CORNER, NO FOUL CALL. OFFOR WENT DOWN. BODIES ALL OVER THE PLACE. PARRISH, ESTEP FOR 3. >>YOU KNOW, SOMETIME TONIGHT, THEY WILL LEARN TO PUT THEIR HANDS UP ON DEFENSE ESPECIALLY ON THE SHOT. >>TURNER, GOOD BALL MOVEMENT. HE’S OPEN. THE SHOT, NO GOOD. HARRIS WITH THE REBOUND. TURNER, AGAIN. >>I BELIEVE HARRIS HIT HIS AVERAGE FOR REBOUNDS, I BELIEVE. >>THAT’S HIS 11th REBOUND. >>AS MELISSA SAID BEFORE, IF YOU’RE A SHOOTER, WHAT DO YOU DO? >>KEEP SHOOTING. >>KICK OUT AND MISS ONE AND FIRE IT BACK UP AGAIN AND BOOM. >>YOU ALWAYS MISS 100% OF THE SHOTS YOU DON’T TAKE. TRUST ME. I KNOW HOW HE FEELS. HE IS TAKING A SHOT. THEY ARE NOT FALLING. YOU DISCUSSED IT EARLIER, JOE B DRIVING INTO THE HOLE. YES, THEY ARE GUNNING FOR HIM. HE LEADS IN SCORING BUT YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET ALL THE CALLS THAT YOU WANT. YOU LOOK LOOK AT THE REF. YOU CAN’T LOOK AT YOUR COACHES. THE REF IS GOING TO CALL THE GAME THAT THEY WANT TO CALL. JUST TOUGHEN UP AND KEEP GOING. KEEP TRUCKING. >>I HATE TO PINPOINT ONE THING BUT WHEN COACH BYRD PUT CHRIS JOHNSON IN, THINGS KIND OF TURNED AROUND FOR THE RAPTORS IN THE 2nd HALF. >>IT’S THE SOPHOMORE LEADERSHIP THAT YOU EXPECT TO SEE AT THE JUNIOR COLLEGE LEVEL WITH THE SECOND-YEAR PLAYER ESPECIALLY AT THE POINT GUARD POSITION, REGULATING THE TEAM AND GETTING THEM BACK TO WHERE THEY NEED TO BE AND PLAYING THE WAY THAT THE COACH WANTS THEM TO PLAY AS THE COACH ON THE FLOOR. >>I DON’T KNOW HOW MANY MINUTES HE’S GOOD FOR TONIGHT. HE IS JUST COMING BACK BUT HE’S MAKING THE DIFFERENCE OUT THERE. THAT’S FOR SURE. THE RAPTORS SHOWING FULL-COURT PRESS. >>2-2-1 PRESSURE. >>AND THEY FORCE A TURN OVER. >>TRAVEL ON DUNDALK. >>I THINK FITZGERALD, THOUGHT HE WAS DOING SOME KIND OF MOONWALK GOING FORWARD THING THERE, SLIDING ACROSS THE FLOOR. >>THAT’S 9 TURNOVERS FOR DUNDALK. 7 FOR THE RAPTORS. JOHNSON. DAVIDSON, TRAPPED. THERE’S TURNER AGAIN. OFF THE RIM, NO GOOD. >>AND A GOOD FOLLOW. >>HARRIS GOT HIS HAND ON IT WHICH CAUSED THE FOLLOW. HERE COMES THE BREAK. ESTEP.>>OH, THAT WAS AN AWESOME TIE UP. >>A JUMP BALL. WOW. WHAT A PLAY BY CHRIS JOHNSON. >>EXCELLENT DEFENSE, ANTICIPATING WHERE THE BALL WILL BE AND HE STEPS OUT OF THE WAY OF THE PLAYER BUT GETS RIGHT TO WHERE THE BALL’S GOING AND GETS HIS HAND ON THE JUMP BALL. A GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAY. >>DEFENSIVE MOVE FOR THE RAPTORS, AND THEY GET THE BALL. >>DUNDALK WITH THE 3/4 PRESS. >>OH, NEAR TURNOVER. PAIGE. HARRIS, OUT TO JOHNSON FOR 3. NOPE. NO GOOD. OFFOR TIPPED BACK OUT BY RAMEL DAVIDSON. THAT WON’T SHOW UP IN THE SCORE BOOKS BUT IT WAS A GOOD PLAY. KEEPS THE BALL ALIVE. THE BACK BOARD, NO GOOD. HIBBERT TO NUMBER 12, LAMARR MITCHELL. THAT WAS GOOD. LAMARR MITCHELL INTO THE GAME. HE MAKES A STEAL, INTO THE GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME. >>YOU KNOW, WHEN A TEAM IS PRESSURING ACROSS COURT, DIAGONAL PASSES WILL TO THE WORK ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE PLAYING AGAINST A TEAM THAT IS TALLER THAN 6 FEET. >>SO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS GET THE BALL, INSTEAD OF CROSS COURT, GET IT TO THE MIDDLE AND GET ATTACKED ON THE DRIBBLE OR PASS IT TO THE OTHER SIDE. >>YEAH. TRYING TO GO ACROSS COURT WITH LONG ARMS AND QUICK FEET WILL NOT WORK VERY WELL. >>ALL RIGHT. THAT’S GOING TO PUT PAIGE ON THE LINE. BOY, THIS IS ONLY THE 3rd FOUL SHOT OF THE GAME FOR DUNDALK. THEY HAVE YET TO MAKE ONE. OF COURSE, YOU KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN NOW THAT I’VE SAID THAT. >>YOU HAVE SOME KIND OF MAGICAL, MYSTICAL POWERS WHEN IT COMES TO THE FOUL LINE. >>I’M THE ORACLE OF THE FOUL LINE. HARVEY PAIGE, THE SOPHOMORE. HE MAKES THEM BOTH. >>DOUBLE THE SEASON AVERAGE THERE AT 100%. >>SO IT’S A 4-POINT GAME. ARNOLD BACK IN. OH, THERE’S A STEAL OFF THE PRESS. >>NOT A GOOD IDEA TO LEAVE YOUR FEET AND MAKE A PASS IF YOU DON’T HAVE TO. >>THERE’S A NICE TEARDROP BY HIBBERT. BOY, HE IS — HE IS THE LEADING SCORER FOR DUNDALK WITH 13 POINTS. THE PRESS IS REALLY BOTHERING THE RAPTORS. ARNOLD FOR 3. NO GOOD. HARRIS BATTLING. THEY’LL CALL A FOUL ON HARRIS. THAT’S HIS SECOND. >>HE SIMPLY GOES UP. EVERYONE IS THROWING FROM THE REBOUND AND A LITTLE ARM GRAB BY HARRIS ON RICHARD HIBBERT. DUNDALK WITH THE CHANCE TO TIE OR TAKE THE LEAD HERE WITH 14:03 TO GO IN THE BALL GAME. >>EXTENDED 1-3-1 DEFINITELY GIVING THE RAPTORS BIG, BIG PROBLEMS. >>TO ARNOLD. >>THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE THE DISCIPLINE TO GO TO IT EVEN AFTER A MISSED BASKET. >>TURNER, NO GOOD. ARNOLD DRIVES, OFF THE BACK BOARD, NO GOOD. RAPTORS HAVE GONE COLD AFTER THE BURST AT THE START OF THE 2nd HALF. >>YEAH. THAT EXTENDED ZONE IS MAKING THEM GO FASTER THAT HAPPEN THEY WANT TO PLAY. JUST GOING TOO FAST AND NOT BEING PATIENT. THAT’S WHAT COACH TAYLOR AT DUNDALK WANTED. >>PARRISH, HE PUT DUNDALK ON TOP. SO DUNDALK WITH THE FIRST LEAD SINCE MIDWAY THROUGH THE FIRST HALF. CHRIS JOHNSON FOR 3, NO GOOD. FREDDIE HARRIS WITH THE PUT BACK. >>FREDDIE HARRIS HAS TO HAVE ABOUT 154 REBOUNDS BY NOW; RIGHT? >>HE HAS 13. HE’S GOT 8 POINTS. >>NOBODY FROM DUNDALK PUT ANY KIND OF BODY ON HIM AT ALL. IT MAKES IT EASY TO GET THE REBOUND. >>OH, THERE’S A SAVE. FITZGERALD, NO GOOD. THAT WILL BE RAPTORS’ BALL. THERE’S A PUSH. SURPRISED THAT WAS NOT CALLED. NUMBER 12 FOR DUNDALK, HIS COACH PULLED HIM RIGHT OUT OF THE GAME. >>YEAH. THAT WAS INCIDENTAL CONTACT BUT HE TOOK OFFENSE TO IT. JUST AN EXTENDED ARM THERE. YOU KNOW WHAT? I DON’T WANT APPRECIATE THAT MUCH. >>TURNER WITH A TOUGH CHANCE, DIDN’T GET IT TO GO. IT WILL BE DUNDALK’S BALL. RAPTORS WITH THE 1-POINT LEAD. I GOTTA SAY, I THINK WE ARE ALL A BIT SURPRISED AT THE MOMENT. >>THE RAPTORS JUST HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO HANDLE THE 1-3-1 PRESSURE, THE LONG ARMS EXTENDING INTO THE PASSING LANES. THEY HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO HANDLE THAT AND THAT ALLOWS DUNDALK TO GET BACK IN THE GAME. >>WE DID TALK IN THE PRE-GAME ABOUT DOP TALK BEING A LONG TEAM, THAT IT MIGHT BOTHER THE RAPTORS. SURE ENOUGH AS PAIGE PUTS DUNDALK ON TOP WITH 11:50 TO GO IN THE BALL GAME. TURNER. THE SAVE AND OH, THERE’S A BLOCK BY RAMEL DAVIDSON. GET A LOOK AT THAT. THAT WAS A WILD SEQUENCE. >>QUICK FEET OFF THE FLOOR AND YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT WITHOUT FOULING. >>THE POSSESSION ARROW TO DUNDALK. SO THEY GOT THE BALL BACK. THE RAPTOR’S HEAD COACH, KEITH BYRD, IS PACING THE SIDELINES UNHAPPILY, NOT HAPPY. THE RAPTORS ARE JUST NOT HOLDING ON TO THE BASKETBALL. >>THEY’RE LOOKING A LITTLE RUSHED OUT THERE. >>THEY REALLY ARE. FREDDIE HARRIS AGAIN. FREDDIE HARRIS. >>THIS GAME WOULD BE A LOT DIFFERENT IF FREDDIE HARRIS WASN’T DOING THE WORK ON THE BOARDS HE IS. HE HAS 14, 15 REBOUNDS WITHOUT THE OFFENSIVE BOARDS, AND THEY WOULD BE BEHIND. >>DEFINITELY KEEPING THE RAPTORS IN THE GAME RIGHT NOW. >>I’M NOT SURE WHAT THE CALL WAS. IT’S A TECHNICAL. >>IT’S CALLED ON TURNER, I BELIEVE. >>I DID NOT SEE WHAT HAPPENED. NOT SURE WHY THE FOUL WAS MADE BUT THAT PUTS — THAT PUTS PARRISH ON THE LINE. HE MAY HAVE SAID ONE OF THE MAGIC WORDS. I DON’T KNOW. WHAT DO YOU THINK, GUYS? >>A LOT OF TIMES, THE REFEREES DON’T — THEY WILL PUT UP WITH CERTAIN THINGS BUT THEY WON’T PUT UP WITH EVERYTHING. LIKE YOU SAID, MAYBE JUST THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF WORDS THAT GET THEM KEYED UP. >>I DID NOT SEE ANYTHING OVERT. THE ACTION WAS CRAZY THERE. SO DUNDALK TIES IT AND, OF COURSE, THEY WILL RETAIN POSSESSION, TAKE IT OUT UNDER THEIR OWN BASKET. MIDWAY THROUGH THE SECOND HALF. THE RAPTORS LED AT THE BREAK BY 6, 33-27. THAT’S GOING TO BE A TRAVEL. >>EXTENDED PRESSURE. LIKE THE RAPTORS JUST HAVEN’T FIGURED OUT WHAT TO DO WITH IT. I THINK WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS DRIBBLE UP THE COURT, DRAW THE DEFENDERS TOWARDS THEM AND HAVE SOMEONE CIRCLE BACK BEHIND SO THEY CAN PASS DIAGONALLY AND BACKWARD TO ATTACK TO THE OTHER SIDE. THE DEFENSE CAN’T MOVE AS FAST AS THE BALL CAN. YOU NEED THE BALL TO GET AROUND THE DEFENSE. >>THERE’S ANOTHER BLOCK BY DAVIDSON. JOHNSON, HE’S FOULED. >>THAT’S ANOTHER THING. THE RAPTORS CAN’T GET DUNDALK TIME FOR THE 3/4. THEY CAN PULL OUT AND RESET AND GET A GOOD PLAY GOING. >>THAT’S THE FIRST FOUL OF THE HALF FOR DUNDALK. THEY HAD A PASSEL OF FOULS IN THE FIRST HALF. >>BEAUTIFUL. >>LOOKS LIKE THE LIONS WERE CAUGHT SLEEPING RIGHT THERE. THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT. >>A LITTLE LION KING REFERENCE. >>A HOP BY DAVIDSON. OFF THE IRON, NO GOOD. IT WILL BE RAPTORS’ BALL. >>THE INTENSITY OF THIS GAME HAS INCREASED IN THE SECOND HALF. >>RAPTORS HOLDING ON TO A 2- POINT LEAD. >>COACH SAID WHEN YOU GET UP 3 QUARTERS, GET THE PASS GOING. THAT’S A DANGEROUS PASS. >>WELL HANDLED AND NICELY DONE WITH THE RAPTORS COMPLETING AT THE OTHER END. COLLIN TURNER WAS LIKE A SHORTSTOP, ESCROW. >>SEVERAL PASSES DOWN BELOW AND LOOKED LIKE A SHORTSTOP WITH THE DOUBLE PLAY RIGHT THERE. >>POINTS IN THE PAINT. YOU TALKED ABOUT THE FREDDIE HARRIS THERE, JOE, 30 TO 40 POINTS IN THE PAINT. >>18 SECOND CHANCE POINTS THAT COMES FROM 17 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS FOR THE RAPTORS. >>NOW, WHAT ALSO STICKS OUT HERE ARE THE BENCH POINTS. DUNDALK WITH 15 POINTS OFF THE BENCH COMPARED TO OUR 1. >>THE OTHER STAT THAT JUMPS OUT IS THE 3-POINT SHOOTING PERCENT. THE RAPTORS ONLY HITTING 20% VERSUS 38% FOR DUNDALK. DUNDALK, 7-5 TO THE RAPTORS. >>THE DUNDALK ONLY SHOOT 26% AS A TEAM ON THE SEASON. SO FOR THEM TO BE SHOOTING AT 39% FOR THIS GAME, THAT’S A BIT EXTRAORDINARY FOR THEM. THAT’S WHY THEY ARE KEEPING THEMSELVES IN THE GAME. JOHNSON, LOOK AT THIS. BEAUTIFUL. RAMEL DAVIDSON. >>SWEET. >>A NICE SHOT IN SLOW MO THERE. >> BEAUTIFUL REPLAY. WE HAVE SOME OF THE BEST CAMERA FOLKS IN THE BUSINESS WITH US TONIGHT. THEY ARE SHOWING OFF THEIR STUFF. A LATE FOUL CALL. LATE FOUL CALL ON OFFOR. ON TURNER. TURNER. >>TURNER’S GOT 3 NOW SO HE HAS TO BE STILL AGGRESSIVE AND WATCH HIMSELF. DON’T WANT TO PULL HIM OUT OF THE GAME. >>THAT’S FOR SURE. EVEN THOUGH HE’S HAVING A COLD NIGHT, HE CAN HEAT UP AT ANY SECOND, AND HE IS PENETRATING BEAUTIFULLY WHEN HE GETS THE OPPORTUNITY. >>CHRIS JOHNSON, LOOKED LIKE HE JUMPED THE PASS BUT DIDN’T HAVE ANYWHERE TO PASS IT TO. STAY ON THE FLOOR UNTIL YOU HAVE SOMEWHERE TO TAKE IT TO, OR YOU WILL GET IN TROUBLE. >>DAVIDSON’S SHOT OFF THE MARK. DUNDALK, DOWN BY 4. THAT IS NICOLAS PARRISH WITH THE BASKETBALL. >>THE RAPTORS ON THE MAN-TO- MAN DEFENSE NOW. >>GUARDED BY RAMEL DAVIDSON. >>OFFOR IS BATTLING WITH PAIGE IN THE PAINT DOWN BELOW, DEFINITELY HANGING WITH HIM ON DEFENSE. >>COLLIN TURNER WITH THE REBOUND. >>FOR SOME REASON, AND I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY WOULD DO THIS, BUT THE LIONS HAVE PULLED OUT OF THAT 1-3-1 THAT WAS GIVING THE RAPTORS SO MANY PROBLEMS. THEY PULLED OUT OF THAT. I AM NOT SURE WHY THEY WOULD DO THAT. >>I WOULD HAVE STAYED IN IT. >>TO MY EYES, IT LOOKS LIKE THE RAPTORS ONLY BEAT IT ONCE. >>WE HAVE ANOTHER TECHNICAL. THAT WAS ON NUMBER 12 LAMARR MITCHELL. HE’S THE ONE THAT EXTENDED THE ARM A LITTLER. I A LITTLE — A LITTLE EARLIER. I DON’T KNOW IF THAT’S PART OF THE DUST UP OR WHAT BUT AFANNA OFFOR WILL BE SHOOTING, AFANNA, THE SOPHOMORE AND WENT TO BLUE RIDGE SCHOOL FOR HIS HIGH SCHOOL YEARS, GERMANTOWN NATIVE. HE’S A GENERAL STUDIES MAJOR. OOH. SO HE MISSES THE SECOND AND HUNG THERE TANTALIZINGLY BUT IT DOES NOT FALL IN. >>HE IS NOT THE WORST PERSON YOU WANT AT THE LINE BUT COULDN’T GET THE SECOND ONE TO FOUL. >>AND NOW, CHRIS JOHNSON WOULD SHOOT THE FOUL SHOT FROM THAT POSSESSION. HOW DOES THIS WORK, GUYS? WILL THE RAPTORS NOW GET POSSESSION AFTER THIS FOUL SHOT BASED ON THE TECH? >>I DON’T THINK SO. THEY SHOT THE TECH FIRST AND THAT’S DONE AND NOW THE 2 FREE THROWS. SO IF JOHNSON IS TO TAKE IT, IT WOULD BE DUNDALK’S BALL. >>RIGHT. >>OBVIOUSLY, HE MISSED. >>NOW, DUNDALK’S BALL AGAIN. >>YOU ARE NOT GOING TO STOP THE GAME. >>RIGHT. RIGHT. IT’S AN UNUSUAL SITUATION. RAPTORS 6 FOR 18 FROM THE FREE THROW LINE, 6 FOR 18. THAT’S 33%. EVEN I CAN DO THAT MATH. >>THAT’S A LOT OF POINTS THAT IS LEFT OFF THE BOARD. YOU TALK ABOUT 12 MORE POINTS THERE. THIS TEAM IS A LOT DIFFERENT THAN RIGHT NOW. >>7:51 TO GO. >>PARRISH. HERE COMES HIBBERT, THE LEADING SCORER IN THE GAME AND HE’S BLOCKED BY DAVIDSON. DAVIDSON HAVING A GAME DOWN LOW. >>BOTH OFFENSIVELY AND DEFENSIVELY WITH GOOD BLOCKS AND SEEN HIM CATCH ALLEY-OOPS TONIGHT. HE IS HAVING A GOOD 2-WAY GAME. >>10 POINTS AND 8 REBOUNDS. OFFOR WITH 10. RAPTORS HAVE FOUR PLAYERS IN DOUBLE FIGURES. HARRIS MISSED. FOULED. NO CALL. >>UH-OH. >>SHOULD BE ON THE FLOOR WITH THE FOUL. >>IT WAS. NO BASKET. >>PUSH FROM BEHIND, OFFOR WHICH MIGHT TO THE BE THE WORST THING TO DO. THEY HAD A 3 ON 2 RIGHT THERE. >>PARRISH. WHISTLE. WHAT’S THE CALL? >>JOHNSON WITH THE PUSH? >>YEAH. >>6:50 TO GO IN THE BALL GAME. THE RAPTORS UP BY 5, AND THE RAPTORS WILL BE WELL BELOW THEIR SEASON SCORING AVERAGE TONIGHT. I MEAN, UNLESS SOMETHING MIRACULOUS HAPPENS. >>THEY WOULD HAVE TO IMPROVE THE 3-POINT PERCENTAGE BY A LOT TO REACH THE AVERAGE. >>THEY NEED 37 POINTS TO REACH THE AVERAGE. I DON’T THINK THEY’LL DO IT UNLESS LIKE JOE SAYS, THEY JUST GO CRAZY ON THE 3. KEEP IN MIND THEY SCORED 113 POINTS JUST THIS PAST SATURDAY AGAINST BUTLER. OF COURSE, THE DEFENSE — >>SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT. >>YEAH, YEAH. YEAH. DUNDALK IS REALLY PLAYING HARD OUT THERE. THEIR COACH, JARON TAYLOR, HAS GOT TO BE HAPPY WITH THIS. >>THEY’RE A MUCH-IMPROVED TEAM. HE TOLD US EARLIER THAT THE TEAM AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON REALLY DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY. LIKE THEY WERE NOT PLAYING TOGETHER. THEY AREN’T PLAYING HARD ALL THE TIME. NOW HE HAS THEM WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THEY HAVE TO PLAY HARD ALL THE TIME, EVERY GAME. THAT HAS MADE THEM IMPROVE TREMENDOUSLY. >>THEY HAVE BOTTLED UP COLLIN TURNER, KNOCKED OUT OF BOUNDS. IT WILL BE RAPTOR’S BALL. STILL 12 SECONDS ON THE SHOT CLOCK. THIS IS A VERY TIGHT BALL GAME. I AM NOT SURE WE EXPECTED IT TO BE THIS TIGHT. I KNOW I DIDN’T. THE DEFENSE HAS BEEN REALLY SOMETHING. THE SHOT CLOCK DOWN TO 5. TURNER FOR 3, OFF THE RIM, NO GOOD. HE IS JUST COLD FROM 3 TONIGHT. HE HIT A COUPLE. 2 FOR 12. >>THAT’S DEFINITELY NOT LIKE HIM TONIGHT. THAT’S FOR SURE. >>THEY DEFINITELY KNOW WHO HE IS, TOO. HE DOESN’T HAVE A LOT OF UNCONTESTED SHOTS. >>HE HAS A BIG OLD RED X ON HIS BACK. EVERYONE KNOWS WHO HE IS. >>NO SECRETS ABOUT COLLIN TURNER. HE IS NOT CATCHING ANYBODY BY SURPRISE, NOT THAT HE DID, REALLY, BUT THEY WILL PUT COLLIN TURNER DEFENSES IN THERE. >>THAT GETS THE REST OF THE TEAM TO STEP UP AND GET OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE. >>16 REBOUNDS FOR FREDDIE HARRIS. >>HE IS PUTTING IN WORK. HE PACKED HIS LUNCH PAIL AND IS IN THERE DOING WORK. >>12 POINTS AND 16 REBOUNDS, ANOTHER DOUBLE DOUBLE FOR THE FRESHMAN. IF I AM NOT MISTAKEN, HE HAS PLAYED EVERY MINUTE TONIGHT. HE’S STILL BATTLING IN THERE. >>COLLIN TURNER DRIVING DOWN THE BASELINE AND ONE THING I SAY ABOUT HIS GAME AND THE ACCOLADES WHEN HE DRIVES, HE IS NOT REALLY LOOKING TO PASS. MAYBE IF HE STARTS DRAWING DEFENDERS, HE’LL BE ABLE TO GET A FEW OPEN SHOTS FOR HIS TEAMMATES. >>AGREED. >>THAT WAS A TREMENDOUS REBOUND BY FREDDIE HARRIS, BY THE WAY. >>FREDDIE HARRIS GOT A REBOUND? [LAUGHTER] >>AFANNA OFFOR, IN AND OUT. ANOTHER ONE. >>FREDDIE HARRIS GOT A REBOUND? [LAUGHTER] >>HE IS JUST BATTLING. >>HE’LL HAVE PLENTY BY THE END OF THE GAME. >>THERE’S A TIME-OUT ON THE FLOOR WITH 4:45 TO GO. >>WHILE WE HAVE A MOMENT, LIKE I SAID EARLIER IN THE HALF, WE TALKED ABOUT THE RICH ATHLETIC HISTORY HERE AT FALCON HALL. BUT BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL AREN’T THE ONLY SPORT THAT SAW GREAT SUCCESS OVER THE YEARS AT THE TAKOMA PARK SILVER SPRING CAMPUS. MEN’S SOCCER WON 3 MARYLAND JUCO TITLES IN 1976, 1977, AND 1979 AND THE 1980 AMERICAN DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP AND 1993 ARE DIVISION TITLE. MEN’S GOLF WAS CHAMPIONS IN 2000. WOMEN’S, I BET YOU DON’T REMEMBER THEY ONCE HAD THE SWIMMING TEAM. THE WON THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1989. TENNIS MADE A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP APPEARANCE IN 1974. WHILE -ED TENNIS HAD TREMENDOUS SUCCESS ON THIS CAMPUS WINNING THE MDJUCO TITLE AN ASTOUNDING 12 TIMES BETWEEN 1979 AND 2002. VERY, VERY IMPRESSIVE. A RICH ATHLETIC HISTORY THAT WE CELEBRATE ON THIS CAMPUS AS WE ONCE AGAIN CONGRATULATE ALL THE ATHLETES, COACHES AND ATHLETIC STAFF THAT MADE IT ALL POSSIBLE. C1 AND THAT, MY FRIENDS. IS KEITH BYRD’S LITTLE SON, ABOUT 2 YEARS OLD AND AS CUTE AS A BUTTON. HE HAS AN OLDER SISTER WHO IS 5 AND GOING TO KINDERGARTEN NEXT YEAR. KEITH AND HIS LOVELY WIFE, MARIA, SHE COMES TO JUST ABOUT EVERY GAME. >>HOPEFULLY, THEY’LL BE FUTURE RAPTORS. >>YEAH. SO BACK TO THE ACTION. IN FOR THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT FOR THE RAPTORS, SHEKINAH MONDOUA. LET’S SEE IF HE CAN GET SOMETHING GOING FOR THEM. ELI ARNOLD WITH THE RUNNER, NO GOOD. FOUL FOR THE REBOUND AND GETS IT UP. NO GOOD. MORE BATTLING. DUNDALK, SHEKINAH MONDAY — MONDOUA COMES UP WITH IT. BUT DAVIDSON, WAY ABOVE THE RIM. MAN, HE WAS UP THERE. GET ANOTHER LOOK AT THAT ONE. LOOK AT THIS. >>GETTING UP THERE NEAR THE TOP OF THE SQUARE. >>HE WAS UP TO THE TOP OF THE SQUARE. >>HIGH FLYING. >>SOCIETY RAPTORS WITH A 5- POINT LEAD. 3:33 TO GO. HIBBERT, RUNNER, NO GOOD. DAVIDSON, REBOUND. ARNOLD, TRAPPED. TRIED TO BREAK THE TRAP AND IS KICKED. THEY CALL A KICK BALL. >>LOOK AT THE COURSE OF THIS GAME AND HOW DUNDALK GOT BACK IN THE GAME BY SENDING THE DEFENSE OUT AND GETTING OUT IN THE PASSING LANE, THE 3/4 COURT AND MAKING MC GO FASTER THAN THEY WANTED TO GO. MAYBE THE REASON THAT THEY HAVE THE RECORD THEY DO IS TO PULL BACK FROM WHAT HAS BEEN WORKING FOR THEM. >>MONDOUA FOR 3. THERE YOU GO. THAT’S WHAT I TALKED ABOUT. IT’S THE FIRST 3 THE RAPTORS HAVE HIT IN A VERY LONG TIME. >>YOU COME OFF THE BENCH. YOU’RE COLD. YOU HAVE BARELY WARNED UP AND YOU ARE FIRING UP THREES LIKE IT AIN’T NO THING. >>ANYTHING TO GET THE SPARK GOING. >>WELL, HE HIT THE WINNING SHOT IN LAST YEAR’S REGION FINALS AGAINST PG. HE ELECTRIFYS THE CROWD. PEOPLE REALLY GET INTO IT. LET’S SEE IF HE HAS INFLUENCE. PAIGE WITH THE FIRST ONE. RAPTORS WITH 18 FOULS TO JUST 4 FOR DUNDALK. DUNDALK IN THE 1 AND 1 FROM HERE ON OUT. POSSIBLY A 2-SHOT SITUATION. >>I THINK PAIGE MIGHT LEAD THE LEAGUE IN RAINBOW SHOOTS. >>THOSE ARE BEAUTIES. HE MISSED THE SECOND. ARNOLD, BREAKING THE PRESS ALL BY HIS LONESOME. WHOA. THAT ALMOST LANDED IN YOUR LAP, MELISSA. >>I WOULD HAVE CALLED IT. >>YOU HAD THE GOOD HANDS. ALWAYS HAD THE GOOD HANDS. >>HOPE YOU HAVE INSURANCE. IT WAS COMING HARD AND FAST. >> 2:40 TO GO IN A VERY ENTERTAINING GAME. HARD PLAYED. HARD FOUGHT. MARYLAND JUCO BASKETBALL. THERE IS AN USERS OFFENSIVE FOUL CALLED ON ARNOLD. >>YOU PUT THE FOREARM OUT TO — >>TO CLEAR HIS WAY AND STACKED THE DEFENSE UP. YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH THAT SOMETIMES. IF YOU DON’T, YOU EXTEND YOUR ARM OUT FROM THE BODY. THE REFEREES WILL SEE THAT AND CALL IT. >>THE 7-POINT RAPTOR LEAD. THE TEARDROP, NO GOOD. THERE’S ANOTHER FOUL CALL ON THE RAPTDORS. — RAPTORS. IT’S ON FREDDIE HARRIS. THAT’S HIS THIRD. >>MAYBE THE ONE REBOUND HE DIDN’T GET TONIGHT. >>HE HAS 18 REBOUNDS AND 12 POINTS. RAMEL DAVIDSON WITH THE DOUBLE DOUBLE, 12 POINTS, 11 REBOUNDS. >>STRONG REBOUNDING EFFORT. >>THERE’S ANOTHER REBOUND FOR DAVIDSON. HE REALLY SKYED FOR THAT ONE. DAVID SON, AND THERE’S A FOUL CALLED ON NUMBER 20, CHRISTOPHER FITZGERALD. >>I DON’T KNOW WHERE THE FOUL WAS. THERE WAS INCIDENTAL CONTACT. I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A FOUL BUT DUNDALK, STRETCHING THE FLOOR DEFENSIVELY, MAKING THE RAPTORS WORK HARDER TO GET WILL BALL CLOSER TO THE BASKET. >>THERE’S DEFINITELY A FOUL. >>THAT WAS A FOUL. BUT HAD DUNDALK STAYED THERE FOR THE DURATION OF THE SECOND HALF, THEY MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE TO BE AHEAD. >>HE SHOULD BE DONE FOR THE GAME. >>YEAH. HE’S DONE. NOT SURE WHAT HE IS WAITING ON. >>I BELIEVE THAT THE COACH HAS 30 SECONDS TO GET HIS NEW PLAYER IN THERE. 30 SECONDS OR A MINUTE. NOT SURE IF THE RULES HAD CHANGED. >>FITZGERALD PICKS UP 2 QUICK ONES AND HE FOULS OUT. >>HE WAS AHEAD WITH THE 1-3-1 TRAPPING ZONE THERE. HE WAS VERY EFFECTIVE AT GETTING IN THE PASSING LANE. >>BURNING A LITTLE CLOCK HERE NOW. >>I DON’T THINK DAVON ALLEYNE WILL BE THE SAME GUY IN THE SPOT. >>THE STEAL BY ARNOLD. TURNER COMES UP WITH IT AND TAKES IT ALL THE WAY AND HE’S FOULED. THAT WILL PUT COLLIN TURNER ON THE LINE. >>COLLIN TURNER IS NOT A HAPPY GUY. HE HAS NOT GOTTEN HIS FOUL DOWN AND HASN’T GOTTEN THE CALLS HE FEELS HE DESERVED. >>HE MAKES IT. >>YOU HAVE TO AGREE DUNDALK DID A GOOD JOB GETTING UNDER HIS SKIN. >>ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. >>WELL, WHEN YOU’RE THE NATION’S LEADING SCORER, YOU ATTRACT ATTENTION. >>ACCUSING TEAMS WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET INTO YOUR HEAD. >>THAT IS ONE TIGHT NET UP THERE. THE BALL DIDN’T GO ALL THE WAY THROUGH ON THE FOUL SIDE. NOW, THE RAPTORS WITH A LITTLE FULL-COURT PRESSURE. DUNDALK BREAKS IT, AND THERE’S A STEAL BY HARRIS. WHAT A GAME HE HAD TONIGHT. FREDDY HARRIS. THERE’S A FOUL. SO DUNDALK NOW, THE RAPTORS WILL BE 1-1 FROM HERE ON OUT AS THEY HAVE EXTENDED THE LEAD TO 9. >>IF YOU ARE GOING TO FOUL SOMEBODY, THIS IS NOT THE GUY YOU WANT TO FOUL, THE LEADING FREE THROW SHOOTER ON THE TEAM. AND THERE’S THE BALL STUCK IN THE NET AGAIN. >>THAT IS ONE COZY NET. >>IT’S LIKE A SNUGGIE. [LAUGHTER] >>YES, LIKE A — LAUGHTER OH, HE MAKES THEM BOTH. THAT EXTENDS THE RAPTOR LEAD TO DOUBLE. THE FIRST TIME THEY HAD A DOUBLE DIGIT LEAD SINCE EARLY IN THE 1st HALF. THERE’S ANOTHER BLOCK BY DAVIDSON. >>YES. >>BOY, HE’S HAD A GREAT GAME TONIGHT.>>I BELIEVE MITCHELL JUST PICKED UP HIS FOURTH. >>THAT WILL PUT ELI ARNOLD ON THE LINE. 19 REBOUNDS FOR FREDDIE HARRIS NOW TO GO ALONG WITH 12 POINTS AND RAMEL DAVIDSON WITH 12 POINTS AND 12 BOARDS. 3 BLOCKS FOR RAMEL DAVIDSON. HE’S ABOVE THE SEASON AVERAGE IN BLOCKS TONIGHT. >>WITH ALL THE TALK WE HAD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SHOW ABOUT HOW THE SIZE OF DUNDALK MIGHT BE A PROBLEM, IT SEEMS LIKE THE RAPTORS’ BIG MEN REALLY STEPPED UP THE GAME DESPITE COLLIN TURNER IS NOT HAVING A GOOD GAME HIMSELF. >>THAT’S REALLY WHAT HAS KEPT THEM IN IT AND MADE THE DIFFERENCE IN MY OPINION. SO MANY SECOND HALF CHANCES FOR THE RAPTORS. OR SECOND CHANCE POINTS. 20-6 IN SECOND CHANCE POINTS FOR THE RAPTORS. 32-14, RAPTOR ADVANTAGE, POINTS IN THE PAINT. >>YOU GET THE OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS AND GET THE SECOND CHANCE POINTS, SHOTS CLOSE TO THE BASKET. >>6 BLOCKS FOR THE RAPTORS TO 1 FOR DUNDALK. THAT’S FREDDIE HARRIS AND RAMEL DAVIDSON AND CARL BROWN TO SOME EXTENT. >>CARL BROWN. I THINK COLLIN GOT IN ONE. >>20 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS TO 10 IN FAVOR OF THE RAPTORS. THAT’S THE TALE OF THE TAPE. >>THAT’S THE DOWN SIDE OF THE EXTENDED PRESSURE. IF THEY GET A SHOT OFF, YOU ARE NOT IN POSSESSION TO GET THE DEFENSIVE REBOUND. >>DUNDALK SHOOTING 29.5% FROM THE FIELD, RAPTORS 33.8. THE RAPTORS HAVE IMPROVED FOUL THE SHOOTING IN THE SECOND HALF. >>THAT’S A GOOD THING AND WHY THEY’RE UP THE WAY THEY ARE RIGHT NOW. >>YEP. >>SUCCESSFUL TRIPS DOWN THE COURT ON THE OFFENSIVE END. THERE’S THE SECOND ONE AND THAT PUSHES THE RAPTOR LEAD TO 13 WITH JUST OVER A MINUTE TO PLAY. >>AT THE END OF THE GAME WHEN YOU HAVE THE LEAD, INSTEAD OF BACKING UP AND PLAYING IT SAFE, THE RAPTORS HAVE EXTENDED THE PRESSURE MORE THAN AT ANY POINT IN THE GAME, AND IT’S HELPING THEM TO KEEP DUNDALK FROM GETTING OFF THE 3 POINTER TO GET BACK IN THE GAME. >>THERE’S A FOUL ON ELI ARNOLD. THEY WILL BE SHOOTING 2 NOW. IT’S THE 10th FOUL OF THE HALF FOR THE RAPTORS. NOBODY REALLY — WELL, ELI ARNOLD WITH 4 PERSONALS. HE’S REALLY THE ONLY ONE IN JEOPARDY WITH JUST A MINUTE TO GO IN THE BALL GAME FOR THE RAPTORS. COLLIN TURNER WITH 3. HIBBERT ON THE LINE. HE’S GOT 14 POINTS TO LEAD ALL SCORERS FOR DUNDALK. THE RAPTORS HAVE A LOT OF SCORING BALANCE TODAY, WE’LL TALK ABOUT THAT IN A SECOND. >>THAT’S ACTUALLY A VERY GOOD THING FOR THEM GOING FORWARD IN THE SEASON. >>IT IS. >>AND THAT’S 5 ON MITCHELL. >>THAT WAS A VERY HARD FOUL BY MITCHELL. >>NOT INTENTIONAL. HE IS GOING FOR THE BALL. BUT IT ENDED UP BEING A VERY PHYSICAL FOUL. NO. IT WAS NOT A FLAGRANT. I AM NOT SURE WHAT HE IS COMPLAINING ABOUT. >>I THINK HE MIGHT BE THINKING IT’S A CARRY BUT THE FOUL CAME BEFORE IT. >>AND THAT’S HIS 5th. SO HE PICKED UP FIVE PRETTY QUICK FOULS. HE’LL TAKE A SEAT. IN COMES NUMBER 10, TYRESE McNAIR. FREDDIE HARRIS ON THE FOUL LINE. MR.HARRIS HAS HAD HIMSELF A NIGHT. HE HAS 19 POINTS, 12 — I’M SORRY. 12 POINTS AND 19 REBOUNDS. ONE MORE REBOUND AND HE’LL REACH THE 20 MARK. GOT 7 OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS. >>IT LOOKED LIKE THERE WAS A VIOLATION ON ARNOLD. HE WAS STEPPING ON THE LINE IN THE FREE THROWS. SO THEY GAVE AWAY THEIR SECOND FREE THROW SHOT. >>SO 50 SECONDS TO GO IN THE BALL GAME. ARNOLD COMES UP WITH A STEAL. COMES UP WITH THE STEAL AND HE’S FOULED. >>THAT WAS A SMART PLAY FROM OFFOR. ACTUALLY, HE CALLED THE TIME OUT DURING THE JUMP BALL. SO THE MC BALL IS COMING BACK IN. >>SO THAT SAVES A POSSESSION. WE HAVE 47.5 SECONDS TO GO IN THE BALL GAME. IT LOOKS LIKE THE RAPTORS WILL PULL THIS ONE OUT. THEY HAVE DODGED DEFEAT. >>I THINK SO. UNTIL DUNDALK PULLED BACK AND WENT INTO MORE OF A HALF COURT LOOK. THAT’S SOMETHING THAT COACH BYRD WILL HAVE TO WORK WITH THE TEAM. WHEN OTHER TEAMS SEE THE GAME FILM, THEY WILL SAY, HEY. >>THEY CAN’T HANDLE IT. >>RIGHT. MAYBE WE SHOULD TRY THIS, TOO. >>I THINK KEITH BYRD WILL HAVE COACHING OPPORTUNITIES COMING OUT OF THIS GAME. >>YEAH. YOU KNOW, HANDLING PRESSURE AND SHOOTING FREE THROWS I THINK WILL BE THE MAIN THING. >>A BLOCKING FOUL ON HARRIS. THE RAPTORS WILL BE IN A 2-SHOT SITUATION. THE FIRST FOUL OF THE DAY FOR PARRISH. >>HE PLAYED A GOOD NUMBER OF MINUTES. FOR HIM NOT TO HAVE THE FOUL, HE IS PLAYING DISCIPLINED DEFENSE OR HASN’T BEEN DEFENSIVELY AGGRESSIVE. [LAUGHTER] >>ARNOLD MAKES THE FIRST. OFF THE RIM, NO GOOD. ARNOLD WILL NOW JOIN — OH. >>HE SAW NOBODY IN 41 OF HIM EXCEPT COLLIN TURNER AND SAID, YOU KNOW WHAT? I WANT TO TAKE THIS MYSELF AND GIVE IT A NICE FLUSH AND DUNK IT DOWN FOR EMPHASIS. >>THERE’S A 3 BY MOSLEY. WITH THAT DUNK, ARNOLD JOINS THE LIST — THERE’S COLLIN TURNER WITH THE 3. >>THAT NICE 3 IS HELPING HIM TO GET CLOSER TO THE AVERAGE. >>IT WILL. THE RAPTORS WILL TAKE THIS ONE. THE CLOCK WINDS DOWN, AND THAT IS IT AS THE RAPTORS TAKE THIS ONE, 68-53. THE WIN IMPROVES THEIR RECORD ON THE SEASON TO 16-5 AND, FOLKS, WHAT DO YOU THINK? TIME FOR US TO CHOOSE OUR PLAYER OF THE GAME. WHO DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD BE LOOKING AT, GUYS? >>I THINK WITH THE WAY THIS GAME HAS GONE AND THE WAY THAT THE SHOOTING WAS ERRATIC, THE REBOUNDING WAS TERRIFIC. I THINK THAT WE CAN’T HELP BUT GIVE FREDDIE HARRIS THE PLAYER OF THE GAME. >>I AGREE. HE DEFINITELY STOOD OUT BIG TIME UNDERNEATH THE BASKET. SECOND CHANCE SHOTS GETTING THE REBOUNDS, LOOKED LIKE HE HAD 19 REBOUNDS FOR THE GAME AND A NICE DOUBLE DOUBLE, 12 POINTS. HE WAS DEFINITELY HITTING THE BOARDS AND HITTING THEM WELL. >>HE PLAYED GOOD DEFENSE DOWN LOW AGAINST GUYS TALLER THAN HIM AND BLOCKING SHOTS AND HE STOOD HIS GROUND AND REALLY MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE FOR THE TEAM IN THE GAME. >>FIVE RAPTORS IN DOUBLE FIGURES TONIGHT, LED BY COLLIN TURNER, 19 POINTS FOR COLLIN, 12 UNDER HIS SEASON AVERAGE. >>IT HAPPENS. >>IT HAPPENS. YOU HAD SEASONS WHERE YOU LEAD IN SCORING. >>I DID. IT CAN BE ON AN INDIVIDUAL STANDPOINT DISAPPOINTING BUT AT THE SAME TIME, STILL LED THE TEAM AND IT HELPS THE OTHER RAPTORS GET OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE LIKE I MENTIONED BEFORE. THEY CAN STEP UP AND MAINTAIN THE WIN. >>EVEN WITH THE SHOTS THAT THEY MISSED, THE FACT THAT THEY HAD SO MUCH ATTENTION THEM, LET SOMEONE LIKE DAVIDSON OR HARRIS GET IN THERE AND REBOUND THE SHOTS THAT WERE MISSED AND TURN THE TIDE. >>IN THE PRE-GAME, WE TALKED ABOUT RAMEL DAVIDSON MAKING IT A BIG 4. HE DID NOT DISAPPOINT WITH 12 POINTS, 12 REBOUNDS AND A DOUBLE DOUBLE FOR HIM AS WELL. TWO DOUBLE DOUBLES FOR THE RAPTORS. THE RAPTORS TAKE THIS, 68-53 AND THEY IMPROVE TO 16-5 ON THE SEASON AND THEY MOVE UP IN THE RANKINGS IN MARYLAND JUCO. IT’S A WIN-WIN FIGHT FOR THE RAPTORS. WE HAD A GREAT TIME TONIGHT, AND I WANT TO THANK JOE AND MELISSA AND FOR EVERYONE ON THE MONTGOMERY COLLEGE PRODUCTION CREW, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND WATCHING RAPTOR BASKETBALL ON MC TV.