Warriors Men's Basketball Steals the Win Over Assumption College in Season Home Opener

Warriors Men's Basketball Steals the Win Over Assumption College in Season Home Opener

Nyack, NY - The Nyack College men's basketball continued it's successful start in the season with a home victory over the Assumption College Greyhounds on Saturday afternoon. With the win the Warriors improve to 2-2.

Nyack's shooting proved to be exceptional in the the opening minutes of the game, allowing the Warriors to jump to a 24-9 run in the first ten minutes of the first half. The Greyhounds recovered in the remainder of the first period and came back within eight points with the halftime buzzer. 

During the first ten minutes of the second half the Warriors continued to keep Assumption at a distance. However, with ten minutes left the Greyhounds started to work their way back into the game, slowly chipping away on the Warriors lead. Assumption came as close as three points, but was unable to find the game-tying basket at any point during the closing minutes of the game. 

Nyack was led by Thomas Nolan with 19 points and Jayden Dawson with 17 points on the day. Nolan also led Nyack with a team-high five rebounds. 

Up next: Nyack will be back on Tuesday, when they host Mansfield University in a NCAA non-conference match at Bowman Gym. Tip-off is slated for 7:30pm.