BEL AIR, Md. – A pair of 20-point scorers weren't enough to lift the Northern Virginia Community College men's basketball team past Harford, as the Owls won on a last second three to defeat the Nighthawks 73-72 Saturday evening in NJCAA Region 20 action.
With the loss NOVA falls to 2-3 and returns to action Tuesday at Region 20 foe Chesapeake at 7 p.m.
To close out the period, Crawford scored five points to take NOVA into the locker room on top 43-36.
Early in the second half, Corey McGhee put the Nighthawks on top seven (47-40), but they couldn't build on the advantage. The Owls then would go on an 8-0 run to take a 48-47 lead to force NOVA to call a timeout.
The contest was a back and forth battle as both teams would take small leads until Cameron Stowe hit a bunny to jump start a quick 8-0 spurt to give the Nighthawks a 69-61 advantage with three minutes remaining.
With 32 ticks left, the Nighthawks were on top 71-66, but were outscored 7-1 the rest of the way, which included the game-winning three by the Owls at the buzzer.