Sluggish first half results in Nighthawks loss to Northeastern 78-60

By on February 12, 2021

Cason Smith (#22) lauches another shot for 3 points. Cason made 9 3-point shots during the game.
Isaac Dobie (#5, First Flight) readies the ball for an arching shot against the Northeastern defender Deshaun Felton.
First Flight's Jered Gwatkin (#33) goes high in an attempt to block the shot by Northeastern's Kaveon Freshwater.
First Flight's defense awaits in formation for Northeastern to bring the ball up court during the first half.
Callahan Lutz (#11, First Flight) looks like a flying Marvel comic superhero as saves the ball from going out of bounds.
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The First Flight basketball team was off to a slow start in their game against the visiting Northeastern Eagles Thursday night February 11. The Eagles were scoring both on the boards and from outside while their defense kept the First Flight Nighthawks in check. The Eagles were ahead 21-6 at the end of the first quarter and would never relinquish their double digit lead.

First Flight came alive in the second half and outscored Northeastern 22-20 and 21-20 during the third and fourth quarters, respectively. The First Flight attack was spawned by an aggressive defense and by the scoring of Cason Smith and Issac Dobie. Smith lead the team with 27 points and 9 3s; Dobie finished with 17 points and 3 3s.

The Nighthawks are now 4-6 overall and 1-4 in the league. First Flight’s next game is an conference away game against Pasquotank County on Tuesday February 16.

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