Men's Basketball Holds Off STAC 66-63
Nyack, NY - In a game that was truly a tale of two halves, the men's basketball team earned a non-conference victory this evening over nearby rival St. Thomas Aquinas by a score of 66-63.
The Warriors would get off to a hot start in the first 10 minutes of play, earning an early 19-9 advantage. Nyack would close the half with a 22-9 run to take a 41-18 lead into the break.
STAC would rally in the 2nd half, beginning the period with a 22-10 run to cut the Nyack lead to 51-40. STAC would pull as close as 3 points, and would fire a shot in the closing seconds to potentially erase the Warrior lead. Nyack would play tight defense on the final STAC possession and hold on for the 66-63 win.
"We knew coming into this game it was going to be a battle. We have a ton of respect for STAC and the history of this rivalry. I was happy to see us stick together down the stretch and get the win. It's important for our young team to learn how to play with a lead--it's just part of the growth process. I like the fact that we continue to improve and thats whats most important." -Coach Crafton
Nyack returns to action on December 31st, when they play host to Dowling College at 1 PM.