WARRIORS TOP WILDCATS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND IMPROVE TO 4-7 IN CONFERENCE PLAY
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NYACK, NY – The Nyack College women's basketball team hosted Wilmington University in a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match-up in their only regular season game Saturday afternoon. Scoring would be hard to come by for WU as the Warriors topped the Wildcats 79-59 at Bowman Gymnasium.
Score: Nyack 79 | Wilmington 59
Records: Nyack (5-13, 4-7) | Wilmington (5-13, 2-9)
Location: Bowman Gym | Nyack, NY
Inside The Game
Junior Audrey Matteson led all scorers for Nyack with a game high 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals while classmate Brianna Taylor dished out a team-high 3 assists. Also recording double figures was sophomore Tori Trador and junior Meghan Richards who split 10 points apiece for the Warriors. Top scorers for Wilmington were Talicia Spence with 14 points and Tiaja Harrold who put up 10 points from off the bench respectively.
Nyack made a statement on defense forcing more Wildcat turnovers by a margin of 21-16 where Trador contributed with a game-high 4 steals and sophomore classmate Jamie McKeither recorded a game-high 3 blocks.
The Warriors jumped out leading the game right from the start. By the 11:00 mark sophomore Jessica Logemann hit a three-pointer to record a ten point advantage for Nyack. WU later rallied off a 6-0 run to get within five points by 4:08 but the Warriors would score 17 of the next 25 points to stretch the lead and be up by halftime 43-29. Matteson tallied 15 of her 21 points in the first stanza. In the second half Wilmington struggled to cut the deficit as Nyack went on cruising their way to a 79-59 victory.
A Closer Look
- Nyack finished up shooting 23-of-53 (43.4 percent) from the floor, including a first-half clip of 16-of-35 (45.7 percent) that enabled them to hold a 43-29 halftime lead.
- Wilmington, meanwhile, finished 23-of-71 (32.4 percent) from the floor and 7-of-17 (41.2 percent) from downtown and 6-of-11 (54.5 percent) from the line.
- The Warriors converted just 2-of-6 from long range and 20-of-35 from the line (60.0 percent) and won the rebounding battle, 47-45.
- Nyack posted 33 bench points and registered 20 points in the paint.
The Warriors return to action on Tuesday, Jan. 28, when they travel to face Caldwell College in New Jersey. Tip-off is scheduled for 6PM start.
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