ANNANDALE – Following the Thanksgiving weekend, the Northern Virginia Community College men's basketball, women's basketball and hockey teams are back in action starting Wednesday and concluding Sunday afternoon in Baltimore.
Wednesday, Nov. 28
7 p.m. – Men's basketball at Richard Bland
Friday, Nov. 30
4 p.m. – Women's basketball versus Monroe (at Baltimore, Md.)
TBA – Hockey at American
Saturday, Dec. 1
3 p.m. – Women's basketball versus Harcum (at Baltimore, Md.)
8:50 p.m. – Hockey versus William and Mary
Sunday, Dec. 2
12 p.m. – Women's basketball versus Monroe Community College (at Baltimore, Md.)
After taking the last 10 days off, the Nighthawks return to the court at in-state foe Richard Bland. This is the third straight season NOVA and RBC have met, as the Statesmen have won the previous two games. In last season's matchup, the Nighthawks tied it up late, but RBC hit the game-winning free throw with two seconds left.
The Statesmen come into the game 1-6 with their lone win coming against Harford. Against the Owls, Marvin Trotman led RBC off the bench with 20 points.
This weekend the Nighthawks play three games in the Charm City Classic starting Friday against Monroe. NOVA and the Mustangs met Sunday at the Jim Brown Classic, where Monroe hung on for the 73-35 win.
This season the Nighthawks have three who are averaging double figures led by Natasha Porter, who comes into Friday's game at 13.7 points per game. Nahdeyah Quarles, meanwhile, is averaging five steals and nearly four rebounds per contest in her first season with NOVA.
To start the month, the Nighthawks dropped two straight to Catholic, but rebounded the following weekend. NOVA defeated Mary Washington in a high scoring contest 9-6, and then downed Florida Tech 9-1.