ANNANDALE – This is the last week of action for the Northern Virginia Community College basketball, Esports and hockey squads until the Monday following Thanksgiving when the Nighthawks take court against Baltimore City and Hagerstown.
Tuesday, Nov. 19
5 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at Chesapeake
7 p.m. – Men’s Basketball at Chesapeake
Thursday, Nov. 21
6 p.m. – Lancaster at Men’s Basketball
Friday, Nov. 22
9:45 p.m. – Hockey versus Penn State Altoona
Saturday, Nov. 23
1 p.m. – Women’s Basketball at Beaver County
3 p.m. – Men’s Basketball at Beaver County
3 p.m. – West Virginia at Esports
6:30 p.m. – Hockey versus Salisbury
Sunday, Nov. 24
6:45 a.m. – Hockey versus St. Thomas Aquinas
After getting back to the .500 mark with a 14 point victory over Thomas Nelson, the Nighthawks had a chance to break over the even mark Saturday, but dropped a heart breaker at Harford 73-72.
Tyland Crawford is averaging 22.6 points and 7.8 rebounds per game to lead NOVA in both categories. Luke Jones, meanwhile, has scored 81 points in five games and is averaging just a bit over three assists a contest to top the Nighthawks.
It has been a struggle for the Nighthawks through the first four games this season, as they are scoring just 29 points a game as a team and shooting 28 percent (43-for-153) from the field, while opponents are shooting 48 percent (169-of-346) and scoring nearly 98 points a contest.
After the three-game road trip concludes Saturday at Beaver County, NOVA returns home four straight starting Dec. 2 against Hagerstown and concluding Dec. 19 against Southern Maryland.
Since the calendar flipped to November, the Nighthawks have won just one match and have dropped seven straight between the Overwatch, League of Legends and Rocket League teams. However, NOVA was able to snap the skid Saturday with a 2-0 victory over Brock.
The Nighthawks five-game homestand came to a close Saturday with a 12-0 loss against Christopher Newport. NOVA is 0-9 this season and has scored just two goals over its last four games.
This weekend the Nighthawks play in the annual Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference East Coast Showdown