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NPC Nighthawks announce basketball rosters, schedules

(10-4-2019) Hot Springs – National Park College (NPC) Nighthawk Athletics announced the 2019-2020 basketball rosters and season schedule for the men and women’s teams this week.

The Nighthawk women’s team will kick off the season November 8 in West Memphis, AR with the Lady Greyhound Classic against Southwest Tennessee Community College. The men’s team will open its season November 1 versus Parkland College in West Memphis, AR at the Greyhound Classic.

The women’s team will include returning students Makayla-Kai Montiho of Poyen, Logan Keener of Lake Hamilton, Brianna Barger of West Fork and Summer Godwin of Mountain Pine. New to the women’s team are sophomores Kyndal Hardy of Mount Vernon and Grace Crawford of Bee Branch and freshmen Imani Honey and Nya Moody of Hot Springs, Charlayah Ridgell of Monticello, Haley Langley of Arkadelphia, Jaide Vavra of Centerpoint and Katie Wathall of Little Rock.

“We are returning four players from last year and have added eight players to our family,” All-Region Coach of the Year and NPC head women’s basketball coach Marvin Moody said. “In the players added, we bring high school championship experience and size needed to compete at this level.”

The men’s team will include returning students David Jagers of Mayflower, Bradey Woodall of Manila, DJ Martin of Pine Bluff, Dayten Wishon of Gravette, Desmond McDonald of Hope and First-Team All-Region honoree Patrick Greene of Little Rock. New to the men’s team are sophomores Reyhan Cobb of Decatur, Ga. and Jeremiah Brantley of Belton, Mo. and freshmen Lane Kersey of Lake Hamilton, Joe Ramey of El Dorado, Clyde Ricks of Hope, Tyler Tolliver of Mayflower, Terry Clardy Jr. and Jakilyn Kaiser of Conway and Oral Roberts University transfer Kamryn Vick of Little Rock.

“We have added some length and athleticism to this year’s team, which I’m happy with,” NPC Athletic Director and head men’s basketball coach Jason Hudnell said. “We understand that we play in a very competitive league, but I think Hot Springs will be proud of the team we put on the floor this fall.”

XZero Sports will continue to broadcast Nighthawk basketball this year. Announcers Mark Oliver and Nathan Looper return for their third season calling the Nighthawks. Beginning in November, home and away games for the men and women’s programs will be live-streamed on www.xzerosports.com.

For more information on schedules, rosters and more, visit www.np.edu/basketball. Fans can also follow the Nighthawks all season on social media.

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