Nighthawks back in action Tuesday

Nighthawks back in action Tuesday

ANNANDALE – After an eight-day layoff, the Northern Virginia Community College women's basketball team returns to the floor Tuesday at 5 p.m. against in-state foe Patrick Henry College inside Ernst Gymnasium.

The Nighthawks are a game under .500 after dropping three straight in early November and they are also looking for their second straight victory.

Last time out
Jalita Montgomery scored a game-high and school record 32 points in the 104-13 victory over PHC Nov. 20. Theresa Sherrill, meanwhile, had the games only double-double as she scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.

V is for Victory
In the two wins this season, NOVA is averaging 93.5 points per game and 13 assists, while the defense is forcing nearly 57 turnovers. The Nighthawks have also picked up 74 steals in the wins with Montgomery and Tamara Moore combining for 35.

Record breaking day
A season ago, NOVA broke its own team record twice in a week for most points in a game after the 85 and 90 point showings against Hagerstown and Howard. This season, the Nighthawks shattered the mark after its 104-13 victory over PHC.

More records
NOVA also broke the school mark for most field goals made (43), attempted (103) and steals (50) in the win over PHC. 

Half way there
With just 16 more points, Montgomery becomes the second Nighthawk to score 500 points in a career. Jonee Finney holds the NOVA mark at 569 points with Montgomery trailing her by 85 going into Tuesday.

Busy weekend
After the contest against PHC, NOVA travels to Baltimore to play three games in three days starting Friday in the annual Charm City Classic. The Nighthawks play BCCC, Monroe Community College and Chesapeake over the weekend.