Women's Basketball Falls to Concordia in Tight Game

Women's Basketball Falls to Concordia in Tight Game

The Nyack College women's basketball team competed in an away conference game against Concordia College. In a game where both teams went head-to-head for the victory, Nyack was unable to push through until the end losing with a final score of 68-72. 

In the first quarter of the game the Warriors were 100% from the three point line as compared to Concordia's 0%. This helped bring the Warriors past Concordia and hold the lead for majority of the first quarter. With two minutes left, the opposing team managed to catch up but that was quickly followed by several free throws made helping the Warrios take the lead back. The score totaled out at 20-19 with the Warriors ahead.

In the second quarter of the game, Nyack started to fall behind in their numbers but they were still able to keep up with Concordia. This quarter had several lead changes and tied scores as both teams fought for the upper hand. With one minute left, the oppsing team had started to build a point gap and the score totaled out at 33-38.

In the third quarter of the game, the Warriors started at a disadvantage being behind in points. A little more than halfway through the quarter, Nyack found themselves down by ten points. For the rest of the quarter the Warriors tried to catch up in points but the score totaled out at 47-53. 

In the final quarter of the game, every time the Warriors managed to make a shot, the opposing team came back and made one too, keeping the point gap steady. The Warriors came very close to tieing up the score on several occassions but they were unable to produce anything promising enough to add the win to their record.

Overall, the Warriors were 43.9% from the field, 35.7% from behind the arc, and 72.2% in free throws. Offensively, Kyla Given led the team with 17 total points and defensively, Jasmine Cruse led the team with 11 total rebounds and one block. 

Up Next: The Nyack College women's basketball team will compete in a home conference game against Post University on Saturday February 22nd at 1:00PM. This game will be played to bring awareness to Mental Health. It is also the last home game of the season where Nyack will honor their seniors.