NYACK, NY (December 7, 2013)
On Saturday afternoon, Nyack College women's basketball team fell to the University of the Sciences, 77-74 at home. Junior guard Audrey Matteson (Monticello, IN) team-high 19 points was not enough as the Lady Warriors drop to 2-7 on the year and 1-3 in conference play.
Matteson led Nyack with a game-high 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting, including 1-for-3 from three-point range, and converted 6-of-9 from the free-throw line to go with a game high 7 rebounds. Junior Mariah Brown (Stockton, CA) scored 9 of her 12 points in the first half and dished 2 assists while snatching 2 steals and a game high 7 rebounds.
Nyack sophomore Jamie McKeither (Laurel, MD) recorded 10 points, 5 rebounds, and a steal. Teammate Tori Trador (Seminol, FL) contributed with 12 points off the bench on 3-for-5 from the field and three-point range while shooting 100% from the free-throw line (3-for-3). Brianna Taylor dished out a game high 5 assist in the losing effort for the Lady Warriors.
The Warrior bench netted a total of 21 points.
The first half was a battle for Nyack against current No. 1 ranked team in the Central Atlantic Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) as both teams would alternate game leads with the Lady Devils being up by as many as six points. Nyack cut the deficit 36-34 to trail by two points going into the locker room break.
In the second half a 13-5 Devils run gave USciences a 52-39 upper hand by14:17 which would tally their largest lead on the afternoon. At 07:53 Jessica Logemann (Seminol, FL) drained a three-pointer, bringing Nyack within two followed by Matteson's jump shot to tie the game, and Trador with a three-pointer allowing Nyack to regain the 65-62 lead.
With 4:43 left on the clock USci took the lead by way of Kaitlyn Schmid to bring the score 66-65. USci would extend the lead to four points after Brianne Traub made two free-throws (65-69) but Trador kept the Warriors in it hitting another three-pointer that brought the crowd to their feet. She would get fouled at 1:28 from behind the arch and went 3-for-3 as Nyack trailed by two, 75-73. In the closing minutes Nyack missed a shot that could have given them the lead and was forced to foul. In the end the Lady Devils edged their way to the 77-74 win to remain undefeated in conference play.
Women's Hoops take on Merrimack next on Friday December 20th in an away contest at 5:30pm.
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