Men's Basketball Suffers Heartbreaking Loss at Home against Concordia, 89-85

Men's Basketball Suffers Heartbreaking Loss at Home against Concordia, 89-85

Nyack, NY - The Nyack College men's basketball team suffered a tough home loss to the Concordia College Clippers, 89-85. The loss drops the Warriors record to 6-14, 2-11 CACC, while Concordia improves to 6-16, 5-8 CACC.

The Warriors were led by senior Robert Tyler who recorded a team-high 23 points. He was followed by junior Imran Ritchie (18 points) and sophomore Shawn Witherspoon with 16 points.

Nyack College enjoyed the better start into the game earning a seven-point lead, 14-7, at the 15:32 minute mark. The Warriors were able to hold on to that lead through the remainder of the first half, before Stephen Milhaven made a 3-pt. jump shot bringing the game down to 37-42 at the buzzer.

Going into the second half it was up to Jalen Heath with a 3-pt jump shot to shorten the Warriors' lead down to 40-42, at the 18:35 minute mark. However, Robert Tyler answered back with his fourth 3-pt jump shot tp push the Warrior lea dback to five. The Clippers took the lead for the first time after a 3-pt. shot with 16:35 to go in the game. The score remained close during the rest of the second halftime. Both teams showed tremendous play and the spectators saw an entertaining half with close scores through the final seconds of the game. The Clippers were leading by five points points with 1:31 left in the half, before a Junior Graham dunk and jump-shot would bring Nyack within one. Concordia answered with a made shot from behind to arc to earn a four-point lead with eight seconds left. Imran Ritchie brought the Warriors back within two from the foulline, before Concordia would close out the game with two made free throws of its own.

The Warriors will be back in action this upcoming Saturday, when they are on the road to Delaware facing the Wilmington University Wildcats at 3:00 pm.