Nighthawks heading out on the highway looking for adventure

Nighthawks heading out on the highway looking for adventure

ANNANDALE – Looking for its first victory this month, the Northern Virginia Community College women's basketball team travels north to CCBC Catonsville Tuesday for a 5 p.m. tipoff.

The Nighthawks come back home Tuesday, Feb. 7 when they host Montgomery for Student-Athlete Appreciation Night. 

Last time against Potomac State
Jalita Montgomery scored 23 points and Genesis Flores added 17 points and 18 rebounds last week against the Catamounts. The Nighthawks, however, dropped a 76-71 to Potomac State in Region 20 action.

Grabbing the rock
The 18 rebounds by Flores were a career-high for the sophomore from Fairfax and it ranks fifth all-time.  This season, Flores has pulled down a team-high 120 rebounds and is averaging 10 per game. 

The Nighthawks are a perfect 4-0 this season when they have defeated an opponent. In the wins, NOVA is scoring 76 points per game and is outscoring foes by almost 30 points a game. Montgomery is scoring 23.8 points per contest, while Flores is grabbing 11.8 rebounds. 

In the final five
To close out the game, the Nighthawks are averaging 13.8 points, but are being out rebounded 128-104. Caitlyn Riley and Flores are the leading scorers for NOVA in the closing moments as they have each scored 20 points. 

All-time rebounds
Mikaela Cunningham needs 28 rebounds to become just the second Nighthawk with 300 boards. Flores, meanwhile, has pulled down 189 rebounds in her career, which ranks fourth all-time. 

Scouting the Cardinals
CCBC Catonsville is 8-9 during the 2016-17 season, but has lost four of the last six games with the wins over Hagerstown and Anne Arundel. Kai Wyatt is the Cardinals leading scorer (14.8 points per game), while Jerrika Rapp is pulling down nearly 10 rebounds a game.