By Richard Miller on February 12, 2021
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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