Nighthawk Men Cruise Past Stars
The National Park College (NPC) Nighthawk men’s basketball team extended its winning
streak to four games Thursday, defeating South Arkansas Community College, 124-74.
Led by freshmen Joe Ramey (El Dorado) and Terry Clardy Jr. (Conway), NPC (5-4) opened with a blazing start, building a double-digit lead within the game’s first four minutes and never looked back. Sophomore David Jagers (Mayflower) helped set the pace with 12 first-half points, en route to a 55-40 Nighthawk lead at halftime.
In the second half, the Nighthawks received an offensive boost from freshman Kamryn Vick (Little Rock), who scored 14 points, including four three-pointers. NPC also upped its defensive pressure, allowing just two baskets in the paint and forcing the Stars to find opportunities beyond the arc. In his Nighthawk debut, freshman Tyler Tolliver (Mayflower) added depth and leadership from the point guard position. The Nighthawks also took advantage of Stars fouls in the latter half of the game, converting 22 of 30 free throw attempts to lead the team to its 50-point victory.
Ramey led the Nighthawks in scoring with 27 points. Clardy Jr. added 20 points, while Jagers, Vick and Tolliver added 14, 14 and 11 points, respectively.
The Nighthawk men return to action Saturday, Dec. 14 against Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The Nighthawk women (3-3) play host to Arlington Baptist today at 6:00 p.m. XZero Sports will stream the game live at www.xzerosports.com.
For more information on schedules, rosters and more, visit www.np.edu/basketball. Visit Nighthawk Men stats and Nighthawk Women stats for up-to-date NJCAA statistics on the Nighthawks this season. Fans can also follow the Nighthawks all season on social media.
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