NOVA wraps up short home stretch

NOVA wraps up short home stretch

ANNANDALE – The Northern Virginia Community College men's basketball team concludes a short two-game homestand Tuesday when Patrick Henry College comes to Ernst Gymnasium for a 7 p.m. tipoff.

The Nighthawks won have three of their last four games, and are looking to move above the break-even point for the first time this season.

Before Thanksgiving
Frank Agyemang scored a team-high 25 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to help lift NOVA to a 104-86 victory over third ranked Sandhills 104-86. The Nighthawks defense forced 22 turnovers and picked up 11 steals in the victory.

Sinking the three
In the three wins this fall, NOVA has sunk 29 three-point field goals and have been led by Agyemang and Maurice Gentry, who have drilled 17 from deep. Michael Elliot, meanwhile, has put in five from outside.

Record afternoon
Agyemang, who scored a club record 37 points at Montgomery 15 days ago also surpassed the team mark for made three's in a game with nine that same day.

Averaging the double-double
Trevaun Hyatt, who has played a team-high 193 minutes this season is averaging nearly 15 points and 11 rebounds per game. The Washington, D.C., native is also averaging just over two steals per game to lead the Nighthawks.

In two of the losses
Against Richard Bland and Montgomery, the Nighthawks lost by a combined four points and were outscored 183-179. NOVA had 42 turnovers in those two losses and sent opponents to the line 10 more times (51-41).

Upcoming schedule
NOVA takes six days off before jumping back into action Monday, Dec. 4 at Hagerstown for an 8 p.m. start. Following the game against the Hawks, the Nighthawks wrap up the first half of the season with three straight at home.