Third period surge not enough

Third period surge not enough

ANNANDALE – In her season debut Ciarra Owen led the way with 14 points and five steals, but the Northern Virginia Community College women's basketball team dropped a 70-56 decision to Hagerstown Monday evening inside Ernst Gymnasium.

With the loss the Nighthawks fall to 1-6 and are back in action Wednesday, Dec. 11 against Frederick.

Mariana Cuellar gave NOVA an 8-6 lead on a layup, but that was the last Nighthawk points for the next six minutes. With two minutes gone by in the second quarter, the Nighthawks ended their drought on another Cuellar bunny.

In the second half, Hagerstown jumped on top by 21 (43-22), but NOVA clawed its way back into the game with a 16-3 run to make it 46-38.

The Nighthawks were able to keep it close into the final quarter, but the Hawks pushed the lead back over double digits with eight and a half minutes remaining, where it would stay for the rest of the game.