NOVA concludes road swing

NOVA concludes road swing

ANNANDALE – The Northern Virginia Community College women's basketball team concludes a four-game road trip Wednesday at Hagerstown before coming home for five straight inside Ernst Gymnasium beginning Thursday against Chesapeake.

NOVA completes the homestand Jan. 22 against Beltway rival Prince George's at 5 p.m.

A look back at Charm City Classic
The Nighthawks struggled offensively in Baltimore over the weekend as they shot 19 percent (35-of-181) from the floor and were 5-for-18 from outside. NOVA was led by Jalita Montgomery, who averaged almost 17 points a game. 

Home sweet home
NOVA is 2-1 this season at home and is scoring 88 points per game, while giving up just over 44 points a game. The defense is limiting opponents to 27 percent shooting from the field and has forced 183 turnovers.

In Division II action
Thus far in the 2017-18 season, the Nighthawks are 1-2 in NJCAA Region 20 Division II play, which tied for sixth. As a team NOVA is led by Natasha Porter and Montgomery, who have combined for 26 steals against the three D-II foes.

Region scoring
Montgomery is second in D-II is scoring at just under 21 points a contest and first in steals (5.9), while Theresa Sherrill is 19th in rebounding.

Closing out December
The Nighthawks have a pair of countable D-II games left on the schedule this month, which is against Hagerstown Wednesday and Southern Maryland, Dec. 18 to close out the first half of the season.

A season ago
NOVA and Hagerstown met Dec. 5, 2016 inside Ernst Gymnasium with the Nighthawks coming away with a 90-52 victory. In that win, NOVA had three double-doubles and was led offensively by Montgomery, who had 25 points, while Genesis Flores added a game-high 14 rebounds.

Looking at Hagerstown
The Hawks come into Wednesday's game 6-1 and are 3-0 in D-II play. The only loss this season was against Columbus State. Hagerstown has a pair of 18 point scorers and are led by Cierra Therratt on the glass, who pulling down 11.6 rebounds a game.