Boys Hoops Hosts Somerville

Posted by Keith Glock on 1/6/2011 5:00:00 PM

The Montgomery boys' basketball team is set to host Somerville tonight at 7 p.m. in a Skyland Conference matchup.
1st Quarter 2:14 Montgomery-11 Somerville-7
A turnover is commited by each team to start out this one. The Cougars draw first blood, with an entry pass to John Lott for an easy layup. Somerville is quick to respond with their own two. After two free throws, the Cougars come right back with a three to give them a one point lead. After getting a stop on defense, Matt Mingon buries a three in transition. About halfway through the first period, 6'6 Sophomore Mike Rubayo gets into the game for the first time this season. Both teams have been trading baskets for most of the game, Montgomery ties there biggest lead at four after an and-one by Ryan McCoy.
End of 1st Quarter Montgomery-19 Somerville-7
After a three out of the Tiger timeout, Matt Mingon knocks down a quick three to give Montgomery a seven point lead. Continuing their 8-0  run, John Lott drains the corner jumper to increase the lead to 9. Again continuing the run Matt Mingon drains another three to make it a 12 point lead. After trading baskets for the first part of the quarter, the Cougars got on an 11-0 run to end the quarter.
2nd Quarter 4:12 Montgomery-25 Somerville-9
Montogmery opens up the quarter with another three by Collin Geary bringing the lead up to 15. Somerville finnaly breaks the slump with two free throws. The run is now brought up to 18-2 after another Geary three. The Montgomery onslaught continues as the Tigers call another timeout to try to stop this Cougar run.
End of 1st Half Montgomery-41 Somerville-18
Alot of turnovers commited by both teams with Montgomery possibly a bit too relaxed, and the Tigers trying to do anything they can to stop this run. The Tigers finnaly get two straight field goals but this run is short lived after another drained three by Matt Mingon. Mike Reynolds drains yet another three this time at the buzzer to end the first half even though it was superfluous because the Cougars had a 20 point lead but it's still nice to hit a buzzer beater as the Cougars notch their biggest lead of the game at 23, going into the locker room. This hasn't been just about the Cougars new friend the three pointer knocking down countless three's. Montgomery has played tenacious defense giving up less then 20 points.
3rd Quarter 3:43 Montgomery-48 Somerville-25   
The Cougars continue their steller defense with another commited turnover by the Tigers and Matt Mingon came back once again to hit another three notching his point total to 24. Even up by more then 20 Coach Grundy is wiping his persperated face because of the six early fouls commited and the few blunders commited by the Cougar defense.   
End of 3rd Quarter Montgomery-57 Somerville-30
Even with the Cougars huge lead, they still continue to go all out going on a small run and now lead by 24 one minute to go. The Cougars cannot be stopped as they now retain a 27 point lead going into the final period.
End of game Montgomery-65 Somerville-37
Nothing new one minute into the period as the Cougars continue their dominance still leading by 27. The Montgomery fans hit a new level of excitment after fan favorite Brian Solomon knocks down another three to bring the Cougar lead to 30. Still no life shown by Somerville as Montgomery continues to keep hold of a solid 30 point lead with great shooting and agressive defense. Montgomery dominated the game throughout this one and they walk away with the easy win tonight. The main story here is Matt Mingon with seven three pointers in the first half and tacking on another one in the second half. Another nice story is Mike Rubayo scoring five points in his Varsity debut with the Cougars. Montgomery shakes off a three game losing streak and are now back on track and will look to carry this momentum after an impressive and big victory.