ANNANDALE – Deontae Compton scored 14 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, but 1-of-10 shooting from the free throw line in the second half helped Bryant and Stratton escape with a 71-67 victory Wednesday night.
The Nighthawks close out the first half of the season 3-10 and return to the court Jan. 19 and Jan. 20 in upstate New York.
Lukas Hatcher scored down low a little over two minutes into game to make it 7-5, which gave NOVA a lead for the remained of the half.
However, BSC got within one (32-31) with 3:17 left, but the Nighthawks finished the first period on a 5-0 run that was capped off with a Joe Davis layup, which was two of his game-high 22 points.
Michael Elliot gave NOVA an 11 points advantage early in the second half when he hit from deep, but moments later the Bobcats got the Nighthawks lead down to 50-44. However, another Elliot three brought the NOVA advantage back to nine.
With six and half minutes left a pair of BSC free throws put the Bobcats on top for the first time since early in the game.
Later in the game, BSC added to its lead and was up 66-60, but NOVA responded with a 5-0 swing. After Davis hit a three during that run the Nighthawks were not able to regain the lead, as BSC finished things off by outscoring NOVA 5-2.