The Nyack College women's basketball team competed in a home conference game today against Felician University. The Warriors had a slow start to the game but they managed to come back from behind and then stay on top winning with a final score of 70-58.
In the first quarter of the game, the Warriors fell behind early on and were unable to tie up the game or take the lead. Although there wasn't a big gap of points, the Warriors' numbers played a part in why they stayed behind. Nyack was 23.8% from the field as compared to Felician's 40%. The score at the end of the quarter was 19-17.
In the second quarter of the game, the Warriors started down by only two points. Although Felician added to their score, with six minutes left, the Warriors managed to tie up the score at 21-21 with a 3 point jump shot by Yamalis Villegas. From there, the Warriors took the lead and ended the quarter with a total score of 24-29.
In the third quarter of the game, Felician picked up their pace giving Nyack a bit of a challenge. Within the first three minutes of the game, they took the lead but Nyack wouldn't let them keep the lead for long. They tied up the score at 35-35 on a 3 point jump shot by Jordan Rivera. Nyack then managed to take the lead and run with it. The score totaled out at 49-42.
In the fourth quarter of the game, the Warriors only increased their numbers putting them at an advantage over the opposing team. Halfway through the quarter, the Warriors found themselves ten points in the lead which they managed to keep consistently for the rest of the game. Nyack scored a total of 21 points in the last quarter as compared to Felician's 16 points, contributing to their win.
Overall, the Warriors were 28.8% from the field, 28.1% from behind the arc, and 73.3% in free throws. Offensively, Kyla Given and Yamalis Villegas scored a total of 16 points. Defensively, Kyla Given and Jocelin Wright had 10 total rebounds.
Up Next: The Nyack College women's basketball team will compete in an away conference game against Chestnut Hill College on Saturday, February 8th at 1:00PM.