Courtesy Newbury Athletics
BROOKLINE, Mass. - Nighthawks juniors Jeduan Langston (Roxbury, Mass.) and Daivon Edwards (Roxbury, Mass.) combined for 49 points on 17-of-34 shooting, as the Newbury Nighthawks picked up an 87-83 victory over the Daniel Webster College Eagles on Saturday afternoon in New England Collegiate Conference action.
Langston, who added 12 rebounds and a game-high seven assists, also shot 8-of-13 from the line on his way to 26 points. Edwards, who accounted for a career-high six steals, made five three-pointers en route to his 23 points. Senior Joshua Oliver (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) added 13 points off the bench, shooting 3-of-6 from deep.
Eagles senior Ray Farmer (Nashua, N.H.) dominated the paint, scoring 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and pulling in 12 rebounds. Junior Marquise Caudill (Windsor, Conn.) came off the bench for 21 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore Jared Harrington (Upper Marlboro, Md.) added 17 points.
The Nighthawks were in control as a 16-2 run early in the first half and a 10-0 run to close out the half would give the Nighthawks a 39-26 lead going into halftime. Edwards had 14 points going to the locker room.
The Eagles made their push in the middle of the second half, opening up a 14-0 run that would give the Eagles their first lead since early in the first half, 58-55.
The Nighthawks would respond with an 15-5 run due in part to Oliver hitting a trio of three-pointers in 1:50, putting the Nighthawks on top 70-63.
Daniel Webster cut the Nighthawks lead to five with 4:53 remaining, but a 7-2 Newbury run would open the advantage back to 10.
Despite fouling three-point shooters at the end of the game, the Nighthawks held on for the four point victory, 87-83.
Newbury moves to 2-19 (2-11 NECC) with the victory, while Daniel Webster falls to 13-9 (7-6 NECC). Three games remain for the Nighthawks, the first of which is a Tuesday night tip against Elms College set for 7:00 p.m.
The Eagles find themselves in a three-way tie for third in the NECC, they face Mitchell College on the road Tuesday night at 5:00 p.m.