Nighthawk Men Win Seventh Straight

David Jagers, NPC Nighthawk, shooting a basket against Rhodes CollegeThe National Park Nighthawk men’s basketball team kept its undefeated season alive Saturday, downing Rhodes College’s junior varsity team for the second time this year, 89-59, at “The Kettle” in Hot Springs.

Rallying behind 17 first-half points from freshman Patrick Greene (Little Rock Mills), the Nighthawks (7-0) went toe-to-toe with the Lynx in a low-scoring defensive struggle during the game’s first 12 minutes before surging to a 9-0 run that helped pace National Park College to a 42-27 halftime lead.

In the second half, the Nighthawks smothered the Lynx, defensively, allowing just two baskets in the paint and leaning heavily on its top-ranked rebounding margin en route to the team’s second-consecutive 30-point victory.

Greene finished with 27 points, including five three-pointers, in the win. Freshmen David Jagers (Mayflower) and Jaren Richards (E-Stem) scored 13 and 11 points, respectively. Defensively, sophomore Braylon Steen (Bryant) added 10 rebounds with six points.

National Park College travels to University of Arkansas Cossatot today. XZero Sports will stream the game live at, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

The Nighthawk women return to action Saturday, December 8 at Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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