BOSTON - Nighthawks seniors Pierce Weatherspoon (Hartford, Conn.) and Omar Williams (Queens, N.Y.) combined for 52 points on 16-for-28 shooting, leading the Nighthawks offense to a seven-point win, 81-74 over the Fisher Falcons on Tuesday night in non-conference play.
Weatherspoon went for a game-high 28 points shooting and effective 9-of-13 from the field, including 6-of-8 from beyond the arc. He also added eight rebounds. Williams scored 24 points on 7-of-15 shooting, including 5-for-9 from three-point territory.
Falcons sophomore Giovanni Thompson (Kissimmee, Fla.) scored a team-high 17 points to go with eight rebounds. Junior Anthony Lewis (Lodi, Calif.) added 16 points and nine rebounds while senior Kyle Snowden (Santa Cruz, Calif.) finished with 12 points.
The Falcons held the momentum in the early going, leading by as many as nine at the halfway point of the first half, 24-15. Newbury fought back in with a 10-2 run over the span of 3:53 to trail by one and would eventually overtake the lead by three points with a 7-0 run later in the half. Newbury added a point to lead at the halfway point, 37-33.
For almost 15 minutes of the second half, the Nighthawks and Falcons battled in a one-possession game, but another 10-2 run for the Nighthawks would prove vital, giving the Nighthawks their biggest lead of the night 71-61 with 3:57 to go.
The Falcons did not go quietly, responding with an 8-0 run over 1:25 to trail by two, 71-69. From there, the Nighthawks managed to extend their lead by multiple possessions. The Falcons did manage to pull within three, but late free throws by Weatherspoon, Williams, and freshman Francisco Santiago (New Britain, Conn.) held off Fisher, giving Newbury an 81-74 win.
The trio of Nighthawks shot 10-for-10 from the line in the final 2:30, leading Newbury to the seven-point win.\
The Nighthawks have won three-in-a-row and improve to 6-9 this season while the Falcons fall to 7-14 with the loss.
It's Newbury's first three-game winning streak since January 2013, when the Nighthawks won four straight games in 11 days.
The Nighthawks will look to match that last four-game winning streak as they travel to Mitchell College on Thursday for a 7:00 p.m. game.