NYACK, NY (January 2, 2014)
Nyack women's hoops opened up 2014 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play on Thursday evening with a North Division matchup against Caldwell College at Bowman Gymnasium.
Sophomore, Tori Trador (Seminole, FL) sinked nine threes to account for all of her game-high 27 points and 6 rebounds on the night, however the Lady Warriors (2-10, 1-4 CACC) would fall 79-68 to Caldwell who advances to 6-6 on the year and 4-1 in CACC play.
Trador's nine 3-pointers broke the school record and was one shy from the conference record.
Audrey Matteson (Monticello, IN) chipped in with 11 points, 7 rebounds, 6 steals, and 3 assists in the loosing effort while Jamie McKeither (Laurel, MD) snatched a game high 8 rebounds and classmate Mariah Brown (Stockton, CA) dished a game high 7 assists.
The Lady Warriors controlled the beginning of the first half. Caldwell was able to tie the match at 5:11 (23-23). Trador would respond sinking three consecutive 3-pointers getting Nyack ahead by nine points (23-32). Matteson followed up making a pair of free throws to get the Warriors up by eleven points.
For the remainder of the half, Caldwell's Antoinette Pilla knocked down two back-to-back 3-pointers to chip away at the deficit. With Warrior Brown being able to score one last basket during the closing seconds, the score reflected 36-29 with Nyack in the lead going into halftime.
Trador made six three-pointers in the first half for 18 points (6-for-10), while Pilla scored 10 points to lead Caldwell.
Trador's hot hand began the second half with another 3-pointer but then an 8-0 Cougar run allowed for them to trail by two points, 39-37. At the 16:15 mark Jeanette Anderson's layup gave Caldwell their first lead of the night (43-42). Nyack came within four points, 61-57 with 6:17 left, but a 3-pointer by Caldwell allowed a 14-6 run that gave the Lady Cougars their largest lead at 75-63 with 1:09 on the clock. Caldwell was able to maintain the lead throughout the closing seconds resulting in the 79-68 loss for Nyack.
The Lady Cougars excelled out-rebounding Nyack 29-9 in the second half while shooting 50% (14-28) from the field. Caldwell also held a huge advantage at the free throw line for the game, making 26-of-39 (66.7%) compared to Nyack landing 9-of-14 (64.3%).
Warrior women's basketball's next game will be Saturday afternoon when they travel to visit South Division opponent Goldey-Beacom College beginning 1PM eastern time.
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