Women's Basketball Edges Out Unbeaten Division III Valiants

Women's Basketball Edges Out Unbeaten Division III Valiants

Nyack, NY - The Nyack College women's basketball team started the new year with a non-conference match against the Division III Manhattanville College Valiants at home. The Valiants entered the game unbeaten with a record of 10-0 but left Nyack with their first loss of the season. 

The Basics:
Final: Nyack 70, Manhattanville 67
Records: NC (3-9), MC (10-1)
Location: Nyack, New York

Game Summary:

  • the Valiants got off to a better start with a 8-1 run, which set them up to finish the first quarter with a five-point lead, 12-17
  • Manhattanville extended their lead to as much as 17 before finishing the first half with a 13-point advantage
  • the Warriors flipped the switch in the second half and slowly chipped away at the Valiant's lead coming within four before the end of the third quarter
  • Nyack tied the game for the first time with 7:31 to go in the game and went ahead off a Torie Eggers 3-pointer to take their first lead since the beginning of the game
  • the Warriors led by the seven during the last minute of the game, but the Valiants made a final push and came within two, but Yamalis Villegas' perfect trip to the foul line with 13 seconds left in the game sealed the deal for Nyack

Key Performances:
Elle Nittinger continued her strong form and led the Warriors with 19 points. Yamalis Villegas reached double-digits with 13 points and 13 rebounds, while adding three steals and a block. 

Up Next:
Nyack will be back this Saturday when they travel to Wilmington to take on the Wilmington University Wildcats in their first CACC match of the new year at 1pm.