Score: Mercy 68, Nyack 57
Score: UDC 91, Nyack 68
Nyack Record: 0-2
Mercy Record: 2-0
UDC Record: 2-0
Location: Bowman Gym | Nyack, NY
NYACK, NY - The Nyack College women's basketball team served as host to Mercy College, Georgian Court University, and the University of the District of Columbia at the 2014 ECC vs. CACC Conference Challenge Tournament. Nyack wrapped up play with a 91-68 loss to the Firebirds on day two. The Warriors, who fell to the Mavericks 68-57 on the opening day, are now 0-2 on the season along with Gorgian Court University. Both Mercy and UDC finish the weekend 2-0.
On the first day against Mercy, the Warriors trailed by just two by the halftime break (35-33) with Jessica Logemann (Seminole, FL) leading Nyack with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from long range. Erin Copeland got the Mavericks on the scoreboard quickly in the second half followed by Warrior Tori Trador (Seminole, FL) knocking down her second trey on the afternoon at 19:25 to bring Nyack within one point (37-36). That would be the closest Nyack would get before Mercy's 8-0 run that stretched the lead to 45-36 and eventually allowed the Mavericks to earn the eleven point win (57-68).
During the second day against UDC three Warriors recorded double figures as Jamie McKeither (Laurel, MD) tallied her 2nd career double-double to lead Nyack by finishing with a team-high 16 points on 3-of-9 shooting while adding on 10 points from behind the charity stripe (10-of-13). Mckeither also yanked down a game-high 12 rebounds and was even successful on the offensive glass posting a game-high 5 offensive rebounds to go along with her 2 assists. Tori Trador's hot hand resulted with a game-high 19 points along with UDC's Denikka Brent and Bria White.
Trador shot 6-of-10 on the day from three-point range and 1-of-2 from the free throw line. Thirteen of her points came from the first half alone. Raven-Shakari Makins (Laurel, MD) chipped in with 10 points while both Kelli Smoot (Baltimore, MD) and Gatti led the Warriors with 4 assists.
The Firebird bench outscored the Warriors, edging them 29-14 and won the rebounding battle 52-38. Nyack finished 8-of-18 (44.4 percent) shooting from three-point land while UDC shot 8-of-24 (33.3 percent). As a team Nyack shot well from the free throw line with 80.0 percent (20-of-25) compared to the Firebirds' 65.9 percent (29-of-44).
Women's basketball is set to travel to Felician College for their first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match on Wednesday, Nov. 19th. First tip is set for a 6 p.m. start at Job Gym in Rutherford, NJ.
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