This week in NOVA athletics Feb. 5 - Feb. 11

This week in NOVA athletics Feb. 5 - Feb. 11

ANNANDALE – The Northern Virginia Community College men's basketball team is home Tuesday and then hits the road for three straight, while the women's basketball team is away for four games. The Nighthawks hockey team, meanwhile, begins their postseason run Feb. 10.

Tuesday, Feb. 6
7 p.m. – Men's Basketball vs. CCBC Dundalk, Ernst Gymnasium

Friday, Feb. 9
5 p.m. – Women's Basketball at Allegany, Bob Kirk Arena
7 p.m. – Men's Basketball at Allegany, Bob Kirk Arena

Saturday, Feb. 10
3 p.m. – Hockey vs. TBA, Chilled Ponds Ice Sports Complex

Sunday. Feb. 11
1 p.m. – Women's Basketball at Bryant & Stratton, Maury High School
3 p.m. – Men's Basketball at Bryant & Stratton, Maury High School

Men's Basketball
The Nighthawks snapped a two-game skid Thursday against Anne Arundel and they look to make it two in row Tuesday against CCBC Dundalk. Following the game against the Lions, NOVA hits the road to play Allegany, Bryant & Stratton and Harford.

In the second half of the season, the Nighthawks have been led offensively by Tavaris James, who is scoring nearly 20 points per game. Overall, four other Nighthawks are hitting a double digit scoring average, while Muhammed Saadeldeen and Trevaun Hyatt have pulled down a combined 55 rebounds to lead NOVA.

Women's Basketball
Since the calendar switched to 2018, the Nighthawks are 4-2 and have won four of their last five. The four-game road trip that begins Friday is the longest of the season and it concludes Saturday, Feb. 17.

Over the last six games, NOVA is hitting 31 percent (28-for-90) from beyond the arc with Jalita Montgomery leading the way at a 16-of-43 clip. The defense, meanwhile, has held foes to 19 percent (17-for-88) from outside.

The 11-9 Nighthawks have won three straight and finish the regular season at VCU Saturday. Over the last three seasons, NOVA has won 41 games and won the conference tournament two seasons ago.