Men’s Basketball: Catamounts rally back to down Montgomery

Ricardo Etienne
Ricardo Etienne eyes up the basket in crowd during PSC's win over Montgomery College on Saturday at the Lough Gym. Photo by Raymond Burner

KEYSER, W.Va. — George Chase scored 17 of his 19 points in the second half and also had seven rebounds as No. 15 Potomac State rallied from a 12-point halftime deficit to drop Montgomery 78-72 Saturday afternoon at Dana G. Lough Gymnasium.

The Catamounts (18-2), who scored only 24 points in the first half, put up 54 in the second to win their sixth in a row and 11th in their last 12. 

Tyrell Edmiston finished with 18 points and nine rebounds, Torrey Mayo 12 points, seven rebounds and three assists, Travis Brown 11 points and Zackery White 10 points and seven boards for Potomac State.

D’Angelo Vaughan had a game-high 24 points for Montgomery (18-7) and Juwon Wayne had 17.

“Montgomery led by as many as 18 points in the second half, and we had to make a defensive adjustment on Vaughan at halftime,’’ said Potomac State coach Justin Anderson. “We basically packed (the defense) in, and the guys picked up their defensive intensity in the second half.”

White hit a pair of three-point goals to give the Cats some momentum, and Case hit a three-pointer to tie it 40-40 with just under 16 minutes left.

The lead went back and forth the rest of the way until the Cats took a bit of a lead down the stretch. After a steal, Mayo hit two free throws to push the margin to five, and Potomac State held on from there.

Chase and Edmiston combined for 31 of second-half points for Potomac State, which plays again Monday, at home, at 6 p.m. against the Southern Virginia jayvees.