NECC Observer

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

Knights basketball defeat Mohawk Valley 67-62, advance to fifth place game

After a loss in the quarterfinals The Knights rebounded on March 17th with a 67-62 victory over Mohawk Valley community college to advance to the 5th place game. This was their 32nd win in 34 games.  

NJCAA’s first team all-region member Luis Reynoso of Lawarence recorded his 27th double-double of the season. Reynoso dropped 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Darlin Santiago added 12 points off the bench. Johnathon Ligisi of Hamilton, ON and Mehmet Asik of Ankara, Turkey added seven points each.  

Defensively, Edwin SamMbaka of Paris, contributed holding Mohawk Valley to 34% shooting, well under their season average.  

The Knights faced College of Dupage on March 18th at the Herkimer college campus for the right to claim 5th place in the NJCAA national tournament.