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Score: Nyack 67 | Felician 62
Nyack Record: 5-6, 3-2 CACC
Felician Record:1-10, 1-5 CACC
Location: Jobs Gymnasium
In an action packed event the Warriors of Nyack College overcame a 16 point lead established by the Golden Falcons of Felician College to capture a 5 point victory at the conclusion of the game. The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory progressed Nyack's in conference record to 3-2 while Felician regressed to 1-5.
How It Happened:
Sophomore Kelli Smoot (Baltimore, MD) emerged as a leader on the court, posting the match high of 18 points. Smoot also contributed 3 defensive rebounds, 3 steals and 1 assist to aid the Warrior comeback. Shooting 7-9 from the foul line, Smoot also landed 5 inside the paint and 1 three point shot. Senior Tori Trador (Seminole, FL) was close behind earning 14 points for Nyack, landing 4 inside the paint as well as from the 3 point line. Senior Raven Makins (Laurel, MD) secured 12 rebounds, split evenly between offense and defense, as well as 3 steals for the Warriors acting as a vital part of the Warriors defense.
Felician established a strong court presence in the first 10 minutes of play scoring 25 points in comparison to Nyack's 13. This would not be Felician's largest lead of the night, as the Golden Falcons pushed to secure a 16 point lead by halftime. Both teams retired to the locker rooms before the second half of play began, but Nyack returned to the court with a new sense of game play that dramatically altered the outcome of the match.
Nyack brought their game inside the paint for the 3rd quarter, earning a majority of their points through layups and free throws. At the conclusion of the 10 minutes Nyack was within 5 points of the Falcons with no intent of relenting. The fourth quarter saw Nyack produce exemplary teamwork. A lay-up by freshman Lisa Fields (Bronx, NY) would tie the game at 49 points. Trador would follow with 2 crucial three point shots pushing Nyack into the lead for the first time in competitive play. Nyack rallied from the momentum garnering a 10 point lead in the final two minutes of play. The buzzer would sound securing Nyack with the victory at 67-62.
The Lady Warriors will retire for 2015 and return for their first scheduled match of 2016 on January 4th. Nyack is scheduled to host Mercy College in a non-conference match at 5:30pm. Live Stats will be available; tune in to support your Warriors!
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