NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Late comeback push falls short as men’s basketball season ends 69-67

The Knights fell 69-67 against Northampton community college on March 16 in the quarterfinals of the NJCAA tournament. Down by two in the closing seconds of the game, Luis Reynoso of Lawarence attempted a shot from behind the arc that rimmed out as time expired ending their quest for a national championship.  

The Knights jumped out to a fast 7-0 start. Northampton responded with an offensive burst of their own taking the lead on a 13-0 run. The Knights trailed by 11 points 17-28 midway through the half. NECC stormed back with an 12-1 run to even the score at 29-29. The Knights took a one-point deficit into halftime, 34-33.  

The Knights took on Mohawk Valley college in the consolation round on March 17th at noon on the Herkimer campus.