ANNANDALE – Abdullahi Hussein scored a career-high 27 points and Luke Jones added 21 to push the Northern Virginia Community College men's basketball team to a 107-72 victory over Lancaster Thursday evening inside Ernst Gymnasium.
The Nighthawks inch closer to the .500 mark with the win and travel to Beaver County Saturday at 3 p.m.
Early in the game was a back and forth battle until Cameron Stowe tickled the twine from deep to give NOVA a 11-9 advantage. Stowe, who scored 16 points gave the Nighthawks the lead for good with his long range jumper at the 16:25 mark in the first half.
LCC, however was able to keep the game close until Hussein hit one of his four three's Thursday push NOVA up a 12 lead with 6:29 remaining. Nearly four minutes later, Hussein cleaned up the glass and put his offensive rebound back in to make it 53-35.
Then near halftime, Hussein, who had six offensive rebounds again put a missed Nighthawks shot away to give the team a 59-41 lead at the break.
Early in the second period, it was Jones turn to drill a shot from outside, as he gave NOVA its first 20 point cushion of the game. Later in the half the Nighthawks went up by 31 when Hussein scored down low.