February 13, 2013
The Arthur L. Scott Spartan Center was on fire during sophomore night, February 12, thanks to the efforts of both Northampton Community College's men and women's basketball teams!
The men defeated Bucks County Community College 93-60 to capture the inaugural Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC) championship.
Freshman Malcolm Lyles scored a career high 28 points to lead NCC as Dontae Davis, Zack Hankerson (10 points), Jaylonn Tullis (15) points and Andrew Miller (20 points) played in their final regular season home game.
"Great night all-around," commented Head Coach Kevin Foley. "Malcolm played great and after a slow start we really settled in and played well as a team. We got a little complacent defensively in the second half, but we will work on that tomorrow at practice."
The men's team improves to 18-7 overall and finished 13-1 in conference play. The Spartans return to action on February 14 when they travel to the County College of Morris to face the Division II Titans, with a tip time set for 7:30 p.m.
Not to be outdone, the women put on quite a show at sophomore night. Alyssa Gibson and Tiara Aziz, in their last regular season home game, have had quite a career here at NCC, as the dynamic duo proved on February 12.
Gibson recorded a triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds, and a school record 17 assists, while Aziz scored a career-high 42 points, leaving her 9 points from the all-time career scoring records, as the Spartans blitzed Bucks County Community College, 104-35.
The victory finished off a perfect season at home for NCC at 12-0 and gives them an overall home record of 25-1 during the duo's two seasons.
Brianna Clymer added 10 points and 14 rebounds and Felicia Shanner had 21 points as Northampton clinched the inaugural EPAC championship with a 10-0 conference record.
Northampton, now 23-1 overall, will travel to Division II County College of Morris on February 14 to face the Titans at Sullivan Arena, with tip time set for 5:30 p.m.
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