WILMINGTON, DE (January 4, 2013)
The Nyack College women's basketball team picked up a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory on the road, beating Goldey-Beacom College 73-59 on Saturday afternoon at the Jones Center.
Warriors Audrey Matteson (Monticello, IN) led all scorers with 16 points and 6 assists while classmate Meghan Richards (Nanuet, NY) pulled down a career high 11 rebounds in nineteen minutes of action. Also recording double figured on the day were Tori Trador (Seminol, FL) with 15 points and Mariah Brown (Stockton, CA) with 14 points.
Lillian Chukwueze recorded 16 points respectively for the Lightning along with 8 rebounds and 3 assists.
The Warriors shot 59.3 percent in the opening half, including going 6-of-9 from beyond the arc, while holding the Lightning to 36.7 percent shooting, including 4-of-11 from three-point range.
At 11:41 in the first half GBC would take an 18-16 lead. From here Nyack scored twelve straight points to grab a ten point lead (28-18) and by halftime the Warriors would be up 42-30.
For the duration of the second half Nyack continued to extend the score, keeping GBC at bay. The Warriors held a great advantage after the locker room break at the free throw line making 11-of-14 (78.6%) compared to 5-of-9 for GBC. By the 14:02 mark a pair of free throws made by Brown sparked Nyack to their largest lead on the night, 54-37.
The Lightning fought hard to come back out-rebounding the Warriors 25-17 and recording more second chance points (11-2) however in the end, Nyack persevered to walk away with the 73-59 victory.
"We came in today with high energy I think that helped us a lot more than usual on the floor, not to mention the deflections & steals from Tori. It was just a true team effort on offense and defense. Audrey seeing the floor well tonight gave our bench an opportunity to contribute as well," said junior guard Brown after the game. The Warrior bench recorded 20 points total on the afternoon receiving scoring from Rachel Burnett (Largo, FL), Jessica Logemann (Seminol, FL), Brianna Taylor (Columbia, MD), and Richards.
Head Coach David Julien states: "If we keep our aggressive mindset as a team and continue sharing the ball we can set ourselves up for another strong two halves of basketball during our upcoming road contest next week."
Nyack is now 3-10 overall and 2-4 in league play, while the Lightning drop to 6-7, 3-3 CACC. Warrior Hoops take the court again on Wednesday January 8th in an away match against Concordia College. Tip-off is slated for 1PM.
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