Wilmington, DE – The Nyack College women's basketball team was defeated by the Wilmington University Wildcats on Saturday in a CACC road match. The loss drops the Warriors' record to 3-18, 2-13, while Wilmington improves to 11-12, 8-6 CACC.
Wilmington earned the better start in the beginning minutes of the game and pulled ahead with six points, 2-8, at the 6:26 minute mark. The Warriors would tie up the score 8-8, when freshman Yamalis Villegas converted a three-point shot. Wilmington continued the strong performance of the first minutes and finished the quarter with a score of 12-22.
The Wildcats got the first points on the board in the second quarter. However the Warriors were able to cut the Wildcat lead down to six with 4:29 minutes left in the second quarter. But the Wildcats were earn a 11-point lead right before halftime, 27-36.
The Warriors started the second half with four consecutive points to come within 7 points with 7:47 to go in the third quarter. However, Wilmington was able to pull away with twenty-points, 34-54, at the 1:18 minute mark. The quarter ended with a Yamalis Villegas free throw to make the score 35-54.
The Warriors worked their way back into the game cutting the Wilmington lead to 10 points, when sophomore Japria Karim-Duvall sunk a three-point shot at the 4:29 minutes mark. But time was running out for the Warriors and the game finished with a score of 68-76 in favor of the Wildcats.
The Warriors will be back in action this upcoming Tuesday when they host the Caldwell University Cougars in a 5:30pm CACC contest at Bowman Gym.