Lady Warriors Fall in Heartbreaker to GCU Lions, 79-71

Lady Warriors Fall in Heartbreaker to GCU Lions, 79-71

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The Basics:
Score: Nyack 71 | GCU 79
Nyack Record5-8, 3-3 CACC
GCU Record4-10, 2-5 CACC
Location: Bowman Gymnasium


In Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play Wednesday evening, the Nyack College Women's Basketball team lost in a heartbreaker to Georgian Court University, 79-71. With the loss Nyack dropped to an overall record of 5-8, 3-3 in CACC play. The Lions improved to 4-10 overall and 2-5 with the win in the conference.

How It Happened
The Warriors were out-shot (49-percent to 32.9-percent) from the field as Georgian Court managed to score 24 points from 20 Nyack turnovers. In addition, the Lions out-rebounded Nyack by a margin of 44-42.

The first quarter had GCU jump out to an early 8-0 lead until the 7:16 mark where Jamie McKeither (Laurel, MD) put Nyack on the board with a layup (8-2). With five minutes remaining in the quarter, Nyack utilized a 7-0 run to tie the game 11-11 before taking their first lead from a pair of Jessica Logemann (Seminole, FL) free-throws (12-11). By the end of regulation, Nyack would take control and enter the second quarter ahead with an 18-15 advantage.

Kelli Smoot (Baltimore, MD) and Japria Karim-Duvall (Potomac, MD) were vital for the Warrior offense as Smoot notched 7 of her 9 points in this quarter and Karim-Duval scored 6 of her 9 buckets. The Lions continued to trail during both the second third quarters with Nyack being ahead by as many as 14 points (53-39). 

Georgian Court refused to stay down through their constant struggle to gain momentum until the fourth quarter where the Lions jumped out with a 10-0 run to make an epic comeback and take their first lead of the game (67-62). Both teams would rally back and forth for position, but Nyack would never see another lead as the Lions secured their way to a 79-71 victory.

Four ladies scored in double figures for GCU as Alliyah Berger led her team with 27 points, Jada Atchison recorded 15 points, Jaelyn Tweedy tallied 13 points, and Destiny Thompson chipped in with 12 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. McKeither led Nyack with 16 points and 10 rebounds while teammate Raven Makins (Laurel, MD) poured in 13 points of her own to go along with 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Logemann and Lisa Fields (Bronx, NY) combined for 16 points as the Warrior bench outscored the Lion bench 27-12 in the losing effort. 

Up Next:
Nyack women's hoops returns back to action on Saturday, January 9th to host Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) opponents from Holy Family University. Tip-off is set for a 1pm slate. Live Stats and Video will be available. Tune in to support your Warriors! 

For the complete Warrior Women's Basketball 2015-16 schedule and access to live video stream or live stats click here.


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