NHTI Hosts Holiday Inn B-Ball Tourney
On Saturday/Sunday January 10 and 11, NHTI hosted the annual NHTI / Holiday Inn New Year's Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament in the Goldie Crocker Wellness Center.
In the first women's game on Saturday, NHTI jumped out to an early 19-6 lead, cruising to a 77-53 win over Massasoit CC. The Lynx were led by Allura Leblanc (Northwood, left) with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Danielle Kimball (Derry, right) with 24 points and 6 assists.
In the second game, the Berkeley College women came from behind to win a squeaker 60-59, outscoring U-Maine Augusta 8-2 in the final minute of the game.
In Sunday's consolation game, U-Maine Augusta trounced Massasoit CC 80-25. In the championship game, Berkeley College rallied in the last two minutes to secure a hard fought 56-50 win over NHTI. The Lynx were again led by Leblanc with 23 points and 9 rebounds, and Kimball with 15 points and 6 assists.
Sunday also featured two men's games. In the first, Quinsigumund CC defeated U-Maine Augusta 92-73. And in the second, the NHTI men won a triple overtime thriller 74-71 over Springfield Tech CC. Yordy Tavarez (Nashua, left) hit 2 free throws with 12.5 seconds left to ice the game for NHTI. Tavarez and Curtis Williams (Newmarket, right) each scored 19 points for the Lynx in the win.
NHTI's Allura Leblanc and Danielle Kimball were among the players named to the Women's All-Tournament Team. NHTI's Curtis Williams, Yordy Tavarez and Mustapha Koroma (Lowell, MA, right) were among the players named to the Men's All-Classic Team.
More news, team rosters, game schedules and more at www.nhti.edu/student-life/athletics.