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Men's Basketball Game Recaps

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Nov 4 vs Northern Virginia Community College

Trojans win the season opener 74-68 over the NOVA Nighthawks. Imhotep George scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds on his way to his first career double-double. Brandon Hodge scored 17 points and Mikkah Tobias added 14. 

Nov 6 vs Butler County Community College

ACM beats Butler 118-97. Brandon Hodge (11), Imhotep George (14), Mikkah Tobias (19, and Richard Dudley (15) all scored in double figures for the Trojans. Justin Copman scored 12 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to secure a double-double. 

Nov 9  vs  Genesee (Niagara County Classic)

Turnovers to much to over come as Genesee beats Trojans 84-73. Imhotep George (20 points and 10 rebounds) and Justin Copman (12 points and 14 rebounds) both recorded double-doubles. Brandon Hodge (16) and Derrick Dixon (13) both scored in double digits. 

Nov 10 vs Niagara County (Niagara County Classic)

Nationally Ranked Niagara downs the Trojans 77-72. Justin Copman posted an 11 point/16 rebound double-double, but it was not enough to over come Niagara's hot shooting. Brandon Hodge (12), Mikkah Tobias (13), Derrick Dixon (15), and Richard Dudley (12) all scored in double figures. 

Nov 16 vs Harcum (Cecil College Mixer)

Nationally Ranked Harcum runs away with 121-86 victory. The Trojans hung tough though most of the first half before a 10-0 Harcum run stunned ACM. From there Harcum was able to extend their lead and put the Trojans away. Imhotep George scored 22 points, Richard Dudley scored 18 points, and Derrick Dixon scored 10 points. 

Nov 17 vs Westchester (Cecil College Mixer)

Westchester uses late game heroics to down the Trojans 94-93 in overtime. Mikkah Tobias (19), Richard Dudley (18), and Imhotep George (17) all scored in double figures. Justin Copman posted a monster double-double with a 15 point/25 rebound effort in the loss. 

Nov 20 vs Catonsville

Trojans fall in a back and forth contest 81-73 to MDJUCO opponent Catonsville. Imhotep George scored 28 points, Brandon Hodge scored 12 points, and Justin Copman had an 11 point/14 rebound double-double. 

Nov 22 vs Niagara County Community College

Trojans fall to Nationally Ranked Niagara 90-81. After a tight battle for for most of the game Niagara was able to open up a 15 point lead over the Trojans. Allegany battled back and cut the lead down to 4 late in the game but couldn't get any closer. Imhotep George scored 25 points, Richard Dudley scored 20 points, and Justin Copman secured 14 rebounds for the Trojans. 

Nov 24 vs PSU, Altoona Campus JVs

The Trojans beat Penn State - Altoona JV 109-92. Imhotep George scored 25 points and Jalen Jacox scored 17. Mikkah Tobias (16 points and 15 rebounds) and Justin Copman (17 points and 14 rebounds) both posted double-doubles. 

Nov 30 vs Morris (Jim Brown Classic)

ACM beat CC of Morris 86-77 in the opening day of the Jim Brown Classic. Richard Dudley scored a career high 28 points (7-10 from 3) helping lead the Trojans to victory. Justin Copman recorded a 14 point/13 rebound double-double and provided tough interior defense during the contest. 

Dec 1 vs Monroe (Jim Brown Classic)

After a strong first half which saw the Trojans trail 39-32 the wheels fell off in the second half and perennial District III Power Monroe beat the Trojans 94-59. Jalen Jacox led the Trojans with 13 points and Richard Dudley chipped in 11. 

Dec 3 vs Harford Community College

ACM falls to NJCAA DI Rival Harford 91-77. In an ugly game that saw 56 combined fouls and a combined 84 free throw attempts the Trojans could not overcome the poor play. Imhotep George scored 19 points and Justin Copman recorded a double-double with 18points and 13 rebounds. 

Dec 6 vs Richard Bland (ACM Pepsi Christmas Classic)

ACM outlasted Richard Bland 89-84. Richard Dudley led the way with 24 points and 5 assists for the Trojans. Justin Copman posted another big double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds. The Trojans also received offensive help from Imhotep George, O'Bray Rufus, E'Mari Johnson, and Mikkah Tobias who all scored in double digits. 

Dec 7 vs Beaver County (ACM Pepsi Christmas Classic)

The short-handed Trojans fell to Nationally Ranked Beaver 111-71 in the final day of the Pepsi Christmas Classic. Beaver's size and shooting proved to be too much for ACM to overcome. Richard Dudley scored 23 points and Imhotep George and Jalen Jacox each scored 13 in the loss. 

Jan 8 vs Anne Arundel Community College

 Men's Basketball starts the new year off right with a 92-79 win over Anne Arundel in MDJUCO action. Justin Copman earned his first career triple-double with at 20 point, 10 rebound, 10 assist performance. Rufus (14pts), George (13pts), Dixon (12pts), Jacox (13pts), and Heard (12pts) all scored in double figures. 

Jan 11 vs Richard Bland College

The Trojans fell on the road 70-67. A defensive game saw Richard Bland open up a lead midway though the second half. The Trojans were able to battle back to cut the score to 65-64 and later 68-67 before ultimately falling to the Statesmen. Justin Copman had 19 points and 17 rebounds in the loss. Imhotep George added 16 points and O'Bray Rufus scored 11. 

Jan 13 vs Garrett College

 ACM came up just short against backyard rival Garrett College falling 77-76. The Trojans were plagued in the second half by poor shooting from both the foul line and three point line which allowed Garrett to hang around and eventually take the lead and the victory. Imhotep George scored a game high 24 points for the Trojans. O'Bray Rufus and Jalen Jacox scored 17 a piece, and Justin Copman added 12 points and 15 rebounds. 

Jan 15 vs Cecil College

 The Trojans battled against yet another nationally ranked team but fell down the stretch to #20 Cecil College. ACM trailed at the half 47-42 after a strong 19 point first half performance by O'Bray Rufus. Cecil was able to open the lead up in the second but were not able of putting the Trojans away early. Down 12 points with seven minutes left in the game, Cecil made their final push and put the Trojans away 98-74. ACM was led in scoring by O'Bray Rufus who scored a career high 25 points and Justin Copman scored 13. 

Jan 20 vs Hagerstown Community College

The Trojans got off to a slow start against the Hagerstown Hawks but managed to finish with a flurry and a 78-66 win at "The Kirk." ACM trailed 39-24 at half-time. Offensive miscues in the form of turnovers, missed shots, and poor execution led to the lopsided first half score. The second half saw new life in the Trojans who outscored their rival 54-27. Imhotep George scored 23 points, and O'Bray Rufus scored 20 points. Each of them hit three, threes in the second half to help the Trojans cut into the lead and eventually take it. The unsung hero of the day was E'Mari Johnson who had a career day posting 12 points and 17 rebounds in the victory. His work on the offensive glass in the second half was key to the Trojans turnaround. 

Jan 22 vs Montgomery College

 After battling hard for 35+ minutes the Raptors of Montgomery were able to put the Trojans away 93-76. The Trojans were within 8 at the 4:30 marker but were unable to get any closer and the Raptors ended the final 90 seconds of the game on a 7-0 run to finish it. The Trojans were led by Imhotep George who scored 16 points, Derrick Dixon who scored 15 points, and Justin Copman who scored 11 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. 

Jan 25 vs Potomac State College

 The Trojans fell to Potomac State 72-69 in a heated rivalry game in Keyser, WV. The Trojans and the Catamounts traded leads all night long in a battle of wills. The game broke open late in the second when back to back threes by Potomac state gave them a 61-55 lead. The Trojans had two offensive looks in the final 30 seconds to tie the game but both attempts were unsuccessful. ACM was led by Jalen Jacox who scored 21 points, and O'Bray Rufus who scored 16 points. E'Mari Johnson scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds while Justin Copman scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. 

Jan 28 vs Howard Community College

Late game heroics by Imhotep George lifts the Trojans over Howard 68-67. Derrick Dixon gave the Trojans the lead 65-64 after a big three late in the game. Howard battled back and ACM found itself down 67-65 with 23 seconds left. They Trojans were able to break Howard's press and call a time out with 10 seconds left. Out if the time out O'Bray Rufus inbounded the ball to Jalen Jacox who found Imhotep George coming off an E'Mari Johnson screen. George was able to set his feet and hit the three with 3 seconds left on the clock. O'Bray Rufus defended Howard's inbound play and they were unable to get off a good shot. The Trojans were lead by Imhotep George who scored 15 points, Derrick Dixon 12 points,  and Justin Copman who scored 13 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. 

Feb 7 vs Chesapeake College

The early February weather may have been warm but the Trojan shooting was cold as they fell 90-65 to the Skipjacks. ACM struggled from the field early in the first half which saw them down 41-30 at halftime. The hot shooting of Chesapeake (15-28 from 3) allowed them to put the Trojans away for good with about 6 minutes left in the second half. ACM was led in scoring by Imhotep George who scored 21 points and Justin Copman who scored 14 points. 

Feb 9 vs Prince George's 

After a slow start the Trojans battled back but ultimately fell to the Owls 77-73. The first several minutes of the first half saw a defensive match up where neither team could get the lid off the rim. Prince George got going offensively halfway though the first stanza and took a commanding 27-8 lead. The Trojans strung together multiple defensive stops and were able to claw their way back to a 36-26 halftime deficit. The Trojans outscored PG 47-41 in the second half sparked by Imhotep George's 13 and Derrick Dixon's 9 second half points. The Trojans were led in scoring by George's 17 and Dixon's 14 points. 

Feb 10 vs Butler County Community College

The Trojans traveled to Butler and won 125-93 behind career days from Imhotep George and E'Mari Johnson. George broke a 52 year old ACM record when he scored 50 points (20-31 from the field, 5-10 from 3, 5-7 from the line) and grabbed 20 rebounds. George started off hot scoring 23 points in the first half, hitting all five threes, leading the Trojans to a 68-38 halftime lead. George's 20 rebounds are also a new career high. E'Mari Johnson also set career highs with 23 points and 20 rebounds securing his first 20-20 game. Johnson provided the Trojans with a ton of energy scoring in transition and securing 10 offensive rebounds. 

Feb 12 vs Dundalk

Early turnovers and poor shooting lead to 76-68 loss to Dundalk. 13 first half turnovers lead the Trojans to a quick 14 point deficit in the first half. The Trojans finished the first stanza in a flurry with three's from Imhotep George, O'Bray Rufus, and stellar play from Jalen Jacox to cut the lead to 37-32 at the break. In the second half the Trojans were able to cut the lead down to as close as three but couldn't get any closer. In a 67-60 game with 5 minutes left the Lions of Dundalk were able to go on a 6-0 run to take a 73-60 lead. The Trojans battled to make it a 73-68 game but could not get any closer. The Trojans were lead by George's 22 points and 10 rebounds, Rufus' 16 points, E'Mari Johnson's 15 points, and Jacox's 7 point, 10 rebound, 6 assist performance. 

Feb 19 vs College of Southern Maryland

The Trojans got off to a slow start at CSM and couldn't complete the comeback as they fell 91-86 in MDJUCO action. Poor shooting early and some unforced errors led to a 56-37 halftime deficit. CSM was able to mount a 27 point lead with 12 minutes left in the second half when the Trojans started their come back. After cutting the lead to 78-59 with 9 minutes left the Trojans explored on a 25-8 run. With CSM leading 86-84 in the final 30 seconds the Trojans had the ball but were unable to complete the offensive possession. CSM went 5-6 from the foul line down the stretch to win the game. The Trojans were lead by Imhotep George who had 24 points and 12 rebounds and Justin Copman who had 18 points and 13 rebounds. O'Bray Rufus (14), Derrick Dixon (13), and Jalen Jacox (10) all scored in double-digits for the Trojans. 

Feb 21 vs Frederick Community College

After a slow start the Trojans battled back and beat Frederick 87-80. After a slow start in the first half the Trojans found themselves down 13 points early. The Trojans finished the half in a flurry and trailed 33-30 at the half. In the second half ACM's hot shooting (9-12 from 3pt) lead to a change in the lead and a win. The Trojans were led by Imhotep George's 28 points (8-14 3pts), 8 rebounds and 3 blocks and Justin Copman's 15 points and 12 rebounds. E'Mari Johnson (12 points, 9 rebounds) and Jalen Jacox (9 points, 7 assists) nearly posted double-doubles. 

Feb 24 vs Potomac State College

 Potomac State's hot shooting downs the Trojans 87-79. After a tight first half the catamounts went on a 11-3 run to close the half and lead 45-36 at the break. In the second a wave of threes saw the Catamounts build an 18 point lead mid way though. The Trojans would not go down without a fight. Battling down to the wire, ACM cut the score to 85-79 with just under a minute left. ACM got two good looks at the rim but could not convert. Pot State hit their final two free throws with 2 seconds left to cap the scoring at 87-79. ACM was led by Imhotep George (17 points, 6 rebounds), Justin Copman (12 points, 11 rebounds), and Jalen Jacox (15points, 8 steals, 5 rebounds, 5 assists). 

Feb 29 REGION XX SEMI-FINAL vs. Harford

Allegany soared past the Harfoard Fighting Owls 110-74 in the Region XX semi-final game. The Trojans offensive onslaught was led by Imhotep George (24pts), Derrick Dixon (20pts), O'Bray Rufus (17pts), E'Mari Johnson (16pts), and Justin Copman (16pts). The win puts the Trojans back in the Region XX DI Final for the 3rd consecutive year. 

Mar 1  REGION XX CHAMPIONSHIP vs. Hagerstown

The Hagerstown Hawks held off the Trojans to win the Region XX Championship 82-78. In a game that came down to the wire the Region XX Tournament MVP Tyrin Hollis of Hagerstown showed up and poured in 29pts. The Trojans were led by Imhotep George (24pts), Justin Copman (15pts and 10rbds), and Jalen Jacox (11pts and 11rbds). The Hawks advance to the NJCAA District III Final vs. Monroe. 

REGION XX ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM: MVP - Tyrin Hollis (Hagerstown), Imhotep George (ACM), Dwight Felton (Hagerstown), Christian Sweazie (Harford), Justin Copman (ACM), Rodney Black (Hagerstown)


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