Monroe Mustangs Men’s Basketball Closes out Weekend with Win over Allegany


HAGERSTOWN, Md., November 25, 2018 – The Monroe College Mustangs men's basketball team halted a two-game skid on Sunday, defeating Allegany College of Maryland, 75-60, in the Mustangs' final contest at the Jim Brown Classic, hosted by Hagerstown Community College. The Mustangs improve to 5-2 on the year with the win, while the Trojans fall to 3-4. Like their female counterparts, The Mustangs never trailed in their victory on Sunday. It was tight early on, but the Mustangs took an eight-point lead when Ebrima Jassey Demba hit a layup with 12:28 left in the half to make it a 21-13 game. A fast break dunk by Zion Styles later put the Mustangs up, 25-15, with 9:45 on the clock. A free throw by Styles later gave the Mustangs their greatest lead of the half at 15 points with 25 seconds remaining, but a three by Allegany's Brandon Hodge sent the game to the half with a 37-25 score in favor of Monroe. Thomas Binelli and Styles matched for a team-high seven points at the break, while Binelli led the team with six rebounds as well. Jassey Demba added six points, while Will Martinez contributed four points