Tough fourth quarter for Nighthawks

Tough fourth quarter for Nighthawks

LA PLATA, Md. – Nahdeyah Quarles scored a team-high 13 points, but the Northern Virginia Community College women's basketball team went cold in the fourth and fell 68-51 Thursday evening at Southern Maryland.

The Nighthawks fall to 7-12 this season and are back in action Saturday at Cecil at 1 p.m.

NOVA's defense stepped up in the third quarter, which allowed the Nighthawks to trail by just point (41-40) after 30 minutes of action.

The Nighthawks defensive unit forced the Hawks to shoot just 21 percent from the field (3-for-14), which allowed NOVA to erase most of the six-point halftime deficit.

However, in the final period, CSM heated up and outscored the Nighthawks 27-11 during the last quarter. The cold NOVA offense was paced by Quarles and Tiya Anderson, who scored four points each, while Natasha Porter tallied three of her nine points on the night.