Spears, Sanders Power Nighthawks Past Southern Vermont, 57-35

Photo Credit: Dylan Foran
Photo Credit: Dylan Foran

Brookline, Mass -- Newbury's Jaymesha Sanders (West Haven, CT) and Destiny Spears (Arnold, MD) each recorded double-doubles en route to 57-35 win over Southern Vermont College in NECC action on Saturday afternoon at Pappas Gymnasium.

With the win, the Nighthawks improve to 3-3 on the season and 1-0 on NECC play while Southern Vermont drops to 1-6 and 0-1 in conference.

Both teams struggled early on, combining for just 16 first-quarter points. The offensive woes continued in the second quarter that saw the Nighthawks carry at 22-14 lead into halftime.

The Nighthawks opened up the third quarter on a 14-0, stretching their lead to 36-14 before the Mountaineers could get on the board with a Taylor Mallett (Berwick, ME)  free throw at the 3:28 mark. But at that point, the game was out of reach as the Nighthawks took a 38-21 into the fourth quarter.

The Mountaineer would have their best offensive performance in the 4th but it was all for naught as the Newbury eased to the 22 point victory.

Spears led all scorers with 16 points on 5-of-19 shooting. Mallett lead Southern Vermont with 13 points on 4-of-5 shooting. Mallett was also 5-of-12 from the free throw line. SVC's Maddy Main (Bennington, VT) added eight bouts and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Sanders had a game-high 18 rebounds to go along with he3 13 points (6-of-13).  Junior Savannah Olsen added 10 points and three rebounds for the Nighthawks.

Newbury returns to actions to the court on Wednesday, December 6th when they travel to the NECC's newest member Dean College. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM.  The Mountaineers are back at if on Tuesday, December 5th when they travel to Lesley University for an NECC matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 PM.