WARRIORS HAMPTON AND MOORE LEAD ALL SCORERS SPLITTING 15 POINTS APIECE
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ORANGEBURG, NY –The Nyack men's hoops basketball program battled Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) North Division opponent Dominican College in their last game of the 2013-14 campaign on Tuesday evening. After leading at the halftime break by three and possessing a few opportunities to tie the game, the Warriors were unable to hold on for the victory as the Chargers came from behind to win 72-60 at home in the Hennessy Center.
Score: Nyack 60 | DC 72
Records: Nyack (10-15, 8-10 CACC) | DC (17-8, 13-5 CACC)
Location: Hennessy Center | Orangeburg, NY
Inside The Game
Chris Hampton (Queens, NY) and this week's CACC Honorable Mention, Nick Moore (Sicklerville, NJ) both led the Warriors with 15 points & 2 steals each while senior Isaiah Roberts (Pennsauken, NJ) recorded 14 points and a team-high 3 assists. Moore also pulled down a game-high 8 rebounds to tie with DC Charger Joe Clinton. Also on the Dominican side, guard Robert Hueston led all scorers with 17 points, A.J. Burton contributed with 13 points along with dishing a game-high 6 assists from off the bench, while Justin Turner tallied 7 boards in the winning effort.
Nyack began the match with high energy leading for the majority of the half eventually working their way to a 12 point advantage (30-18) by the 5:46 mark. A 12-2 Dominican run over the next four minutes allowed for the Chargers to trail 32-30 with 1:20 left in regulation. By the locker room break Nyack would only be ahead by three, 35-32. The second half saw a total of three game-ties before Dominican began to pull away. The Warriors fell behind 48-40 at 12:46. A pair of free throws at 7:53 by Nyack senior Roberts brought the warriors with in three (55-52). This would be the closest Nyack would get for the duration of the match as Dominican utilized several runs to walk away with the 72-60 win.
Words from Coach
"I think we witnessed the rebirth of the Nyack / Dominican rivalry as that was a very intense game. I thought we came out strong In the 1st half on both ends of the court, but we really struggled to score in the last 10 minutes of the game and that hurt us. Foul trouble was an issue for us all night and that effected the lineups that we were able to play with. The loss is a tough way to finish the season but I am very excited about the progress we've made and looking forward to rapping up recruiting and starting spring workouts"
The top-4 seeds of the north and south move on to the men's CACC Championship Tournament. Nyack (8-11 CACC) did not qualify for the quarterfinals however improve to a 5th place CACC North Division along with an 8th place overall standing out of 14 teams in the CACC. The 2013-14 season's 10-16 overall record marked the best finishing Nyack record since the 2008-09 season. Be sure to check back for post-season awards and a season review in the upcoming future on Nyack.edu/athletics
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