The NECC announced its 2017-18 Women’s Basketball All-Conference teams and major award winners on Monday afternoon. The awards were voted on by the conference’s nine coaches following the conclusion of the regular season. Eight of the nine conference schools are represented on the all-conference teams, with Newbury College leading the way with three honorees, as well as three of the four major awards.
Hawks sophomore Cassidy Harrison (Foxborough, Mass.) scored a game-high 23 points on 7-of-15 shooting, leading the Becker College Hawks to a comeback win over the Newbury Nighthawks, 60-50, in the New England Collegiate Conference Championship Game on Saturday afternoon at Pappas Gymnasium.
On Saturday afternoon, one member of the New England Collegiate Conference will win their first-ever conference championship in women's basketball and qualify for the NCAA Division III Women's Basketball tournament. As it was in the 2017 playoffs, the Newbury Nighthawks and Becker Hawks will meet again, but this time for the NECC Title.
Nighthawks freshman Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) scored a team-high 18 points while grabbing 18 rebounds as the Newbury Nighthawks defeat the Elms Blazers 61-53 on Thursday evening in the New England Collegiate Conference semifinals. The win advances the Nighthawks to their first NECC Championship Game since 2015.
Nighthawks freshman Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.) was named the New England Women's Basketball Association Rookie of the Week for the third time in the 2017-2018 season following a week of averaging 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Nighthawks senior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) helped the Nighthawks to a 2-0 New England Collegiate Conference record this week, finishing the season with a 14-2 NECC record, the best in Nighthawks program history and, as a result, has been recognized as the NECC Player of the Week, for the week ending Feb. 18 as announced by the NECC Office on Monday.
The Nighthawks trio of Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.), Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, Conn.), and Savannah Olsen (Battle Creek, Mich.) combined for 64 of the Nighthawks 88 points, as the Nighthawks claim their first New England Collegiate Conference Regular Season Conference Championship in their 88-38 win over Bay Path on Saturday afternoon.
Nighthawks senior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) filled the box score tonight, once again just out of reach of a triple-double, finishing the game with 23 points, nine rebounds, and nine steals as the Newbury Nighthawks defeated the Lesley Lynx, 91-48 on Tuesday evening in New England Collegiate Conference play.
Nighthawks senior Destiny Spears (Arnold, Md.) shined bright on Senior Day, scoring a game-high 21 points while grabbing 15 rebounds as the Newbury Nighthawks defeated the Becker Hawks, 60-54 on Saturday afternoon from Pappas Gymnasium in New England Collegiate Conference action.
With 0.6 seconds remaining, Blazers sophomore Molly Moulton (North Adams, Mass.) nailed a running jumper from the right elbow, beating the buzzer, as the Elms Blazers handed the Newbury Nighthawks their first New England Collegiate Conference loss in nearly two months, 67-66 on Saturday afternoon from the Maguire Center.