The Hagerstown Community College women's basketball team proved Monday night they can recover from a bad start.
The Hawks trailed the Northern Virginia Raiders 14-4 after the first 11 minutes, 37 seconds, but scored 15 unanswered points to take the lead for good at 19-14 with 2:52 remaining in the first half on their way to a 64-52 victory at the HCC athletic complex.
HCC (11-4) took its biggest lead at 41-27 with 11:21 left in the second half. Northern Virginia (2-3) chopped the lead all the way down to 48-46 with 5:20 left before HCC center Lindsey Plotner scored a basket and made a free throw to extend HCC's lead to five with 3:52 remaining.
The Hawks' 9-1 run over the final two minutes put the game away. Point guard Requita Davis started the scoring spurt with a 3-pointer. After Northern Virginia made a foul shot, the Hawks scored the final six points. Marisa Elliot made a layup and two free throws and Samantha Cain sank 2 of 4 foul shots.