Basketball Jumps To No. 8 In The Latest National Poll

Basketball Jumps To No. 8  In The Latest National Poll

By: Gary Demski

FREDERICK, Md. - For the sixth consecutive week, the Frederick Community College men's basketball team is ranked among the Top 20 nationally in the NJCAA D2 Poll, as they jumped up two spots in this week's rankings. The Cougars are coming off a perfect week going 2-0 with victories over Howard Community College (W, 110-104) College and Garrett College (W, 65-52). FCC sits at 21-3 overall on the season and finished conference play with an impressive 12-2 mark.

NEXT TIME OUT

FCC (21-3 overall record) will return to the hardwood on Friday (2/16) afternoon when they square off against Cecil College (10-13 overall record) in first round action of the MD JUCO Tourney. Tip-off is set for noon at Prince George's Community College. The two teams played during the regular season on January 27th and the game went down to the wire. The Cougars defeated the Seahawks, 72-69.

NJCAA D2 National Poll: http://www.njcaa.org/sports/mbkb/2017-18/div2/polls

MD JUCO TOURNEY SCHEDULE- ALL GAMES PLAYED AT PRINCE GEORGE'S CC (Largo, Md.)

Friday, February 16th
Noon - #3 Frederick CC vs. #6 Cecil
2 p.m. - #2 Allegany vs. #7 Howard
4 p.m. - #4 Baltimore vs. #5 Montgomery
6 p.m. - #1 Harford vs. #8 Prince George's

Saturday, February 17th
4 p.m. - Winner of #2/#7 vs. Winner of #3/#6
6 p.m. - Winner of #1/#8 vs. Winner #4/#5

*Championship Sunday, Feb. 18th – 3:00 P.M.

FCC BY THE NUMBERS
National Ranking: #8 NJCAA D2
Wins: 16 of 17 last contests
Overall Record: 21-3
Final Conference Record: 12-2
Region XX D2 Record: 6-0

STAT-SHEET STUFFERS
FCC FG Pct – 1st NJCAA D2
Opponents' 3PT percentage (29%) – 5th NJCAA D2
Morris Robinson - 13.6 PPG, 2.5 AST/G
Marlon White Jr. – 12.8 PPG
Dashon Bell – 12.0 PPG, 4.9 REB/G, 2.5 AST/G
Keon Claiborne – 9.7 PPG, 4.6 REB/G
Dwayne Garner – 8. 4 PPG, 6.5 REB/G