SENIORS MILLER, NWOSU, AND TALLMAN WRAP UP LAST HOME GAME WITH DEFEAT OVER HOLY FAMILY
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NYACK, NY – After trailing by just one at the locker room break, a strong second half by the Warriors allowed for a 77-65 sweep against current No. 2 in the south division and defending Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) champions, Holy Family University.
Score: Nyack 77 | HFU 65
Records: Nyack (8-17, 7-11 CACC) | HFU (16-9, 14-4 CACC)
Location: Bowman Gym | Nyack, NY
Inside The Game
The Lady Warriors were led by Audrey Matteson (Monticello, IN) who dropped a team-high 20 points on 6-of-8 from the field and 8-of-11 from the free throw line along with 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Sophomore guard Tori Trador (Seminole, FL) finished off her impressive afternoon 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Meghan Richards (Nanuet, NY) rounded out the trio of double-digit scorers with 10 points, 5 boards, and dished a team-best 4 assists from 18 minutes of action off the bench.
Warrior Mariah Brown (Stockton, CA) and classmate Jessica Logemann (Seminole, FL) contributed each with 9 points respectively. The 2014 graduating seniors, Jasmine Miller (Rowlett, TX), Camille Nwosu (Centreville, VA), and Ashley Tallman (Rotterdam, NY) finished their last official home contest on the hard wood of Bowman Gymnasium chipping in with a cumulative effort of 18 points.
The Tigers were led offensively by Erin Fenningham who finished with a game-high 21 points and 5 assists while Carolyne Heston recorded a game-high 10 rebounds in the losing effort.
Beginning the first half Holy Family charged for control and eventually develops a 19-10 cushion to show for their largest lead on the afternoon. After a 6-0 Nyack run at 5:34, Trador would drain a three-pointer to tie the contest 31-31 by the 2:09 mark. HFU would then net four of the next seven points to have a one bucket advantage going into the break (35-34).
Warriors Tallman and Trador began the second stanza with two back-to-back treys in less than a minute to quickly jumpstart a five-point lead (40-35). HFU's Fenningham pulled up with a jumper at 18:38 followed by a 9-0 Nyack run, as Kasey Woetzel netted a basket to tie the contest 49-39 as the Tigers trailed by ten. From here both teams would alternate baskets and by 2:21 HFU cut their deficit to just five before Warrior Matteson hit a jumper. The Tigers were forced to foul for the remainder of the closing minutes as Nyack took advantage from the charity strip and cruise their way to a 77-65 victory.
A Closer Look
- Nyack finished the afternoon shooting 49.1 percent from the field, while holding HFU to 39.1 percent from the floor.
- The Warriors held a 19-17 advantage in fast break points and a 28-15 edge in bench points.
- Holy Family won the rebounding battle, 39-33, while Nyack won the second chance battle 14-5.
- Today's contest featured 7 lead changes and 3 game ties.
As the 2013-14 campaign draws to a close, Nyack returns back to action one last time on Tuesday February 25th as they travel to the Hennessey Center for their final conference showdown against Dominican College. The contest is set for a 5:30pm start. Links for live stats and video broadcast can be found here.
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