Saturday afternoon wasn’t just a celebration of the senior class at Pappas Gymnasium, but a basket with 2:10 remaining gave junior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) her 1,000th career point in just three seasons with the Nighthawks.
Saturday afternoon the Nighthawks welcome the Wheelock Wildcats to Pappas Gymnasium; currently the fourth seed in the New England Collegiate Conference. Saturday is the final game for eight teams in the NECC. The Nighthawks, win or lose, are locked to the sixth seed in the NECC, while the Wildcats can finish anywhere between third and fifth, depending on a number of tiebreakers.
A team-high 19 points from senior Jessica Shepherd (West Hartford, Conn.) led the Mitchell Mariners to a 64-59 victory over the Newbury Nighthawks on Tuesday night at the Yarnell Athletic Center, in an important New England Collegiate Conference bout.
Nighthawks sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) has been named the United States Basketball Writers Association Division III Player of the Week, for the week ending on Feb. 12. It is the first such award given to a Newbury College student-athlete from the USBWA in program history.
Tuesday night could go a long way in determining the seeding in the New England Collegiate Conference Playoffs as the Nighthawks drive south for a meeting with the Mitchell College Mariners. Mitchell sits in fourth in the NECC standings going into Tuesday's game, while the Nighthawks are sixth in the NECC.
For the second time this season Nighthawks sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) has been named Player of the Week by the New England Collegiate Conference, for the week ending on Feb. 12.
Nighthawks sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) set a pair of career-highs, posting 32 points and 25 rebounds, in the Nighthawks 83-78 overtime victory over the Daniel Webster Eagles on Saturday afternoon at Pappas Gymnasium.
Saturday afternoon marks another important contest in the Nighthawks season as they welcome the Daniel Webster Eagles to Pappas Gymnasium. The Eagles have won two straight in the NECC, jumping to seventh in the NECC, just one game back of the Nighthawks. The Eagels got the better of the Nighthawks in the first meeting; a 76-64 Eagles victory. A victory is essential for both teams as hosting a playoff game in the NECC Quarterfinals is still up for grabs.
Nighthawks junior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) and sophomore Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) staged a productive night in the Nighthawks 65-57 victory over the Bay Path University Wildcats in New England Collegiate Conference play on Wednesday night at The Bartley Center.
The Nighthawks travel west on Wednesday night looking to improve their playoff positioning when they face the Bay Path University Wildcats at the Bartley Center in Holyoke. The Wildcats have lost four straight, while the Nighthawks are 2-3 in their last five games in the New England Collegiate Conference. In the first meeting between these sides on Jan. 12, the Nighthawks defeated the Wildcats by 15, four Nighthawks starters finished scoring in double figures.