CATONSVILLE, Md. – With time winding down in regulation, Robert Tartt went to the hoop and scored to send the game in overtime, where the Northern Virginia Community College men's basketball team prevailed 90-87 over CCBC Catonsville Tuesday night.
With the victory the Nighthawks (13-11) finish the regular season above .500 and close out 2018-19 campaign Thursday at Frederick.
The Cardinals were spotted an early advantage and led by nine just about midway through the opening half. Tartt, who scored 35 points on the evening jumped started the NOVA offense with 13-1 run that put them on top 26-23.
Catonsville, meanwhile, came right back with a 10-2 swing that gave them a 33-28 lead at the five-minute mark. Michael Elliot and Terrell Walker would hit back-to-back-to-back three's to give the Nighthawks another lead.
The Elliot and Walker three's put NOVA into driver's seat going into halftime, as the Nighthawks led 45-38 at the break.
Following halftime, Emmanuel Miller put NOVA on top by nine, but the Nighthawks could not add anymore to the advantage.
Later in the second half, NOVA was on top by six after Tartt hit a layup with 2:19 left. That basket was the last for the Nighthawks until the final moments, as they were held scoreless for the last 2:18.
In overtime, the Cardinals hit from deep seconds into the extra period, but a minute later Deontae Compton gave NOVA the lead for good with two free throws. The Nighthawks would then wrap up the game on two Corey McGhee charity shots with four seconds left.