ANNANDALE – Tariq Felder, Addison Burgess and Andreas Nikantzam each scored in double figures to help lead the Northern Virginia Community College men's basketball team to a 77-64 victory over Washington Academy (N.C.) Thursday evening.
The 6-11 Nighthawks are back on the hardwood Tuesday when they travel north on 95 to take on CCBC Catonsville at 7 p.m.
Early on, the game was tied four times and the lead switched hand twice, but it was Nikantzam's layup with 11:45 remaining in the opening half that gave NOVA a lead it would not lose.
Nikantzam's jumper in the paint over two minutes later gave the Nighthawks its first double-digit advantage. Felder then put NOVA up 15 when he hit the old fashion three-point play and then to close the half his two free throws gave NOVA a 20-point lead.
WANC, though got the Nighthawks lead down to 10 twice in the early goings of the second stanza. A Burgess bunny, however, would put NOVA back up by 15, but a 9-3 run saw the Nighthawks lead drop to nine with 12:22 left.
The contest got closer after NOVA gave up a three midway through the half to bring that game within four. WANC, however, was not able to draw any closer. Burgess put the Nighthawks back up a dozen with 1:30 left in the contest with two more charity shots to give him 17 points on the evening.
Felder, meanwhile, had a game-high 26 points and 14 rebounds, to go along with five assists, while Burgess pulled down 13 rebounds.