Feb 24, 2018
The Nyack College women's basketball team hosted Dominican College in the Warriors' last game of the season on Saturday. The Warriors mounted an intense comeback but ultimately ended up falling to the Chargers in the final quarter, in a 58-72 loss for Nyack.
The first quarter started off with a back-and-forth battle between the teams on the scoreboard. Alison Rozzi scored first for the Warriors with a 3-pointer, which Bryanna Brown followed with a jump shot as Nyack took the lead. The Chargers took advantage of some Nyack errors to go on a short scoring run, which Brown stopped with a 3-point shot.
Dominican's offense pressed forward again to jump ahead of the Warriors. Nyack stayed steady at the free-throw line to keep themselves close, and played an aggressive game against the Chargers by going for steals and grabbing rebounds. Halfway through the quarter, Khadijah Hickson scored on a 3-pointer and then a jump shot to give Nyack's offense a boost, and they matched Dominican point-for-point in the second quarter, going into halftime trailing by 9.
In the third quarter, the Warriors stormed back onto the court determined to close the deficit. Alison Rozzi made consecutive long-distance 3-pointers to start off the quarter, and the Warriors continued the offensive charge by driving to the basket to score on five close-range shots in less than three minutes. Torie Eggers scored on a 3-pointer to end the quarter, bringing Nyack within one point of the Chargers.
The Warriors could not fully take back the lead, however, as Dominican began an offensive surge of their own. Janae Bailey grabbed a defensive rebound that led to a score as Nyack's defense continued to play aggressively, but the Warriors were not able to generate enough points to overcome the Chargers' lead. Bryanna Brown scored on a last-second layup, but the Warriors ended the game in a loss.
Bryanna Brown led the Warriors offense with 22 points, and also contributed 4 assists while grabbing 3 steals on defense. Janae Bailey added 6 rebounds.
The Warriors finished their season with a 2-17 CACC record, and a 2-26 record overall.