ROCKVILLE, Md. -- Frank Agyemang scored a school record 37-points to help the Northern Virginia Community College men's basketball team come back from 21 down, but Montgomery was able to hang to a 102-99 win in overtime Sunday evening.
The Nighthawks fall to 1-3 this season and are back in action Thursday when they travel to USCAA foe Patrick Henry for a 7:30 p.m. tip.
Through the game's first five minutes NOVA led, but the Raptors would grab their first lead with 14 minutes left in the opening half. MC was able to build on the lead and went up by 11 just two minutes after going on top 12-10.
Later in the half, an old fashion three-point play lifted the Raptors advantage to 19 and would eventually go to 21 near the end of the first half. However, Drew Jackson got the Nighthawks deficit down to 16, but at the buzzer MC's lead went to 18.
During early second half action, the Nighthawks used an 8-0 run to bring the game within 10 with 18 minutes left.
After the Raptors ended NOVA's quick run, the Nighthawks defense stepped up and held MC without a point for over four minutes. During that time, NOVA used another run and found itself down by just a point after a Tavaris James three.
Then with 13 minutes left in the game, Trevaun Hyatt scored on a layup to put the Nighthawks up for the first time since early goings of the opening stanza.
The Nighthawks could not build on the momentum shift, and MC took a lead of five with 4:36 remaining in the contest. Hyatt wasn't done with his offensive show, as he and Jackson put NOVA up 88-85 with a minute and a half left.
With just five seconds left, it seemed as though Agyemang's two made free throws would ice the game for the Nighthawks as NOVA went up 92-89. Then at the buzzer, Collin Turner buried a three to send the game into overtime.
During free basketball, Agyemang drained a three to put the Nighthawks up by three early. The Raptors though would finish the game on a 10-4 run.