Nov 27, 2017
The Nyack women's basketball team traveled to Pace University in their first game back from their Florida travels. The Warriors started off strong but could not stop the Setters' comeback in a 50-81 Nyack loss.
At the start of the game, Nyack came out surging. Pace jumped on the board first, but the Warriors stormed back on defense to keep them from taking back the lead. In the last minutes of the first quarter, Audrey Matteson scored 4 straight points off of two free throws and a layup as she earned 7 of the 12 Nyack first-quarter points.
Heading into the second quarter up by 6, Nyack continued their success at the foul line: the Warriors went to the free throw line 13 times in the first half, sinking 10 of the shots. Slowly, Pace began to chip away at the Warriors' lead, and Nyack could not stop them. The Setters capitalized on some quick Nyack turnovers and fouls, and the half ended with Nyack down 18-27.
Jocelin Wright started off the second half with a 3-pointer for the Warriors, but Pace's momentum kept them rolling. In this half, it was Pace who frequented the foul line, making 16/18 free throws. Japria Karim-Duvall scored a 3-pointer and claimed a block on defense to get Nyack back on track, but the Warriors were hindered by turnovers. Nyack played hard all the way through, with Imani Dawson sinking a jump shot at the final buzzer in the loss.
Audrey Matteson led the Nyack offense with 10 points, and made 6/7 free throw shots. On defense, Bryanna Brown had 3 steals and Janae Bailey claimed 4 rebounds.
Up next, the Warriors host Mercy College on Thursday.