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Hawks band together to run by NoVa

January 13, 2009|By JACK HILL III

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The Hagerstown Community College men's basketball team fueled its transition game and jetted to a 113-89 win over Northern Virginia on Monday at the HCC athletic complex.

"We started out pressuring them to get our transition game going," HCC coach Earl Redden said. "We were able to get quite a few steals. We were able to turn them into several layups.

"We got our running game going well. When we are able to go out and get into transition, we are able to get more shot attempts."

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HCC point guard Amaurys Fermin ran the Hawks' offense flawlessly while contributing 20 points and four assists.

"As a team, we are getting back into the groove that we were in at the beginning of the season," Fermin said.

"We were scoring a lot of points. When we came back from the break, we weren't ourselves. But now some of the moves that we had at the beginning of the season are starting to come back. The team is starting to get in the proper flow now."

Forward Raason Young led HCC (13-3) with 21 points, while Jeremy Myers added 14 points. Will Taylor and Isaiah Hill scored 11 points each for the Hawks. Hill added 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, while Taylor grabbed eight rebounds. Brandon Rascoe got nine rebounds and three blocked shots, K'yan Andrews added eight rebounds and Daryl Poole had six rebounds for HCC.

The game was a sharp contrast from the first game between the two schools as HCC needed to go to overtime to pull out an 108-107 victory at Northern Virginia in November.

Sam Eligwe scored a game-high 25 points for Northern Virginia (7-11). Malik Garnim added 21 points and Joe Shewmaker had 14 points for the Raiders.

"We played a little inconsistent," Northern Virginia coach Mike Fitzmaurice said. "We gave them way too many offensive rebounds. But you can't take anything away from the Hagerstown team. They are a good balanced team. They shot their 3-pointers well and their free throws well."

HCC led 51-37 at halftime and quickly put the game out of reach in the second half.

HCC 113, Northern Virginia 89
NORTHERN VIRGINIA (7-11)

Shewmaker 6 0-0 14, Bayardelle 2 0-0 4, Barlow 1 0-0 3, Garnim 10 1-4 21, Ahmed 0 0-2 0, Willis 1 0-0 2, Eligwe 10 3-4 25, Phillips 2 2-4 6, Johnson 0 0-0 0, Scorah 2 0-1 4, Barksdale 1 3-5 5, Hosh 2 1-2 5. Totals 37 10-21 89.
HCC (13-3)
Brooks 2 1-2 6, Cerda 0 1-2 1, Hill 4 3-5 11, Fermin 6 8-9 20, Poole 2 1-5 5, Brown 2 5-6 9, Andrews 2 4-4 9, Young 7 5-5 21, Myers 6 1-2 14, Rascoe 1 0-0 2, Alexander 2 0-0 4, Taylor 5 1-1 11. Totals 39 30-39 113.
Halftime: HCC 51-37. Three-point goals: Northern Virginia 5 (Shewmaker 2, Barlow, Eligwe 2). HCC 5 (Brooks, Andrews, Young 2, Myers).

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