BROOKLINE, Mass. - Nighthawks senior Daivon Edwards (Roxbury, Mass.) scored a game-high 23 points, including 6-of-14 from beyond the arc, as the Newbury Nighthawks defeated the Elms Blazers, 91-67, on Thursday evening from Pappas Gymnasium in New England Collegiate Conference play.
It's Edwards' fifth game of the season in which he recorded at least six made three-point field goals. Sophomore Wayne Massey (Gwynn Oak, Md.) scored 20 points on 6-of-11 shooting in 23 minutes off the bench. Senior Jeduan Langston (Roxbury, Mass.) finished with 16 points and eight assists. Freshman Tim Deng (Portland, Maine) matched a career-high with 14 points and freshman Miguel Rivera (Waterbury, Conn.) added 12 points.
Blazers sophomore DeAngelo Cousar (Bowie, Md.) scored a team-high 15 points. Freshmen Andre Peguero (Boynton Beach, Fla.) and Michal Ohradka (Feeding Hills, Mass.) scored 10 points each. Peguero added nine rebounds while Ohradka shot 4-of-6 in 20 minutes off the bench.
The Nighthawks were out of the gates early due to a 12-0 run spanning just over three minutes to give the Nighthawks an early 18-10 lead. Massey scored seven points in the run.
The game remained close for much of the first half until the Nighthawks outscored the Blazers 14-2 in the final 3:06 of the first half, giving Newbury a 50-33 lead after the opening half. Edwards and Massey each scored 13 points in the half and combined for 8-of-15 shooting from three-point territory.
The Nighthawks expanded their advantage early in the second half, leading by as many as 22, but it was the Blazers who took a 16-8 run to cut the deficit to 11 at its closest point, 68-57. However, the Nighthawks regained control, answering with an immediate 9-0 run over 3:12 to stretch the lead back to 20, 77-57.
The win moves the Nighthawks to 2-8 (1-1 NECC) while the loss drops the Blazers to 0-11 (0-2 NECC).
Next up for the Nighthawks, a Saturday matinee as they welcome Mitchell College to Pappas Gymnasium for a 1:00 p.m. tip in NECC action. The Blazers will also resume Saturday as they travel to Becker College for an NECC game, also at 1:00 p.m.
The 24-point margin of victory is the Nighthawks largest since Nov. 17, 2012.