Buzzer Beater Lifts Kentucky Christian To Victory Over Nyack
Lakeland, FL (Jan. 4, 2013) – With the Lady Warriors up by 1 point in the second half, The Lady Knights drained a 3 pointer to defeat Nyack by 2 points in the Southeastern University Classic. Kentucky Christian (7-8) played to the up-tempo defence of the Nyack Warriors, bringing this game down to the wire.
Head coach David Julian stated: "They played their hearts out. We're talking about a team who averages 77 points or more a game and we were able to keep KCU to 59 points. Our players had a 1 point lead and did everything possible to hold that lead, but sometimes your good defense gets beat by a better offense." The final score read 59-57.
Nyack has been down a few key players this season; however the girls on the floor tonight worked hard executing their game plan to contain KCU's top scorer to only 9 points in the 1st half and 2 points in the 2nd before she was fortunate enough to hit the game winning 3-pointer. "It was a beautiful short" says Coach Julian, "I gotta give her credit for that." Kentucky Christian University advances in this tournament to play Southeastern University tomorrow.
Despite the tough loss, the Warrior coaching staff is pleased with the maximum team effort. There were some major contributions across the board. To recognize a few; senior, Khamari Tellis put up a double-double, freshman, Rachel Burnett had a strong game in the post and shot 50% from the field, senior Courtney Peay, off the bench was 75% off the floor, Camille Nwosu notched 8 big points for the Lady Warriors , and Jasmine Miller hit a crucial jump shot – shifting the momentum of the contest.
Coach Julian concludes, "It's been a rough season for us but these ladies keep finding a reason to come out hard and that just shows what a testament it is to their character. The team will keep working hard and will continue to put their best foot forward."
Nyack returns to action against Post University in this CACC matchup on Wednesday, January 9th. The 6pm contest will be held on their campus in Waterbury, Connecticut.
Box scores soon to come...