WARRIOR NICK MOORE EXPLODES FOR SEASON-HIGH 31 POINTS AND 9 REBOUNDS
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NYACK, NY – Junior guard, Chris Hampton (Queens, NY), reached a career milestone as a Warrior, scoring his 1,000th career point a close 81-80 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) battle against Philadelphia University on Saturday afternoon.
Score: Nyack 80 | PhilaU 81
Records: Nyack (9-15, 7-10 CACC) | PhilaU (20-5, 14-2 CACC)
Location: Gallagher Center | Philadelphia, PA
Inside The Game
Entering Saturday afternoon's game, Hampton needed four more points to officially join Nyack's 1,000-point club. The Warriors jumped out with an early 11-2 lead over the Rams. By the 13:33 mark Hamption would sink two back to back three-pointers extending the score to 17-2 and bringing his stats to 1,002 career baskets. In the first half alone Hampton scored 11 of his 17 points in the extraordinary effort.
PhilaU worked toward trimming their deficit and would take their first lead of the game at 4:29 as Ram Nick Schlitzer netted his second trey to bring the Rams up 26-24. By halftime Nyack trailed by one, 32-31. In the second half the Warriors shot 62 percent (18-of-29) from the floor. An Isaiah Roberts (Pennsauken, NJ) jumpshot tied the game 36-36 at 18:12 and from here both teams battled back and forth alternating baskets. After training by as many as ten points (61-51) Nyack was able to find themselves within three after Ezra Gains (Easton, PA) hit a trey with 6:08 left in regulation. At 1:18 Hampton brought the Warriors with in one (73-72) to force a PhilaU timeout. With under 00:45 to play both teams would split six of the last twelve points made. As the game clock showed 00:03 left Hampton would be fouled and shot 2-for-2 however it would not be enough to upset the No. 1 team in the South and the Warriors fell 81-80.
Warrior Moore recorded a season high 31 points hitting 13 of his 16 shots and 7 of his 9 free throws to go along with 9 rebounds. Dante Agnew (Queens, NY) dished a team-high 4 assists to tie with Hampton. On the Rams side sophomore forward Derek Johnson went off for a career-high to lead his team with a double-double in the winning effort; 27 points and 11 boards.
Words From Coach
"I was proud of how we battled today. PhillyU is one of the elite programs in the country and we gave ourselves a solid chance to win and it started on the defensive end. Unfortunately, we had some short stints where they out executed us and that really hurt our chances. Nick Moore was pretty much unstoppable inside and he really gave us a great offensive punch. There's a lot that we can build off from this game as we prepare for another top tier opponent in Holy Family next Saturday."
Nyack will look forward to a week off and return back to action on Saturday February 22th as they prepare to host South Division opponents from Holy Family University on Senior Day. The CACC match-up is slated for a 3PM start. Links for live stats and video broadcast can be found here.
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