Women's Basketball Defeated by #14 USciences in CACC Quarterfinals

Women's Basketball Defeated by #14 USciences in CACC Quarterfinals

The Nyack College women's basketball team competed in an away conference game against USciences in the first round of Playoffs. With Nyack finishing in fourth place in the North Division and USciences finishing in first place in the South Division, the Warriors were unmatched in their numbers. USciences dominated the court finishing with a loss for the Warriors with a final score of 59-94. 

In the first quarter of the game, the Warriors had a slow start. USciences had scored nine points before the Warriors were able to put themselves on the scoreboard. From there, Nyack had to play catch up as they were behind from the start. The oppsoing team was able to get a ten point lead on the Warriors and sustain that lead throughout the whole quarter. The score totaled out at 17-30. 

In the second quarter of the game, the Warriors were at a disadvantage starting thirteen points behind. For about three minutes of the quarter, neither team was able to sink the ball having the score stay steady at 26-37 with the Warriors still behind. Nyack was able to break this period with two free throws made by Jasmine Cruse. Although the Warriors broke through the ten point deficit, the opposing team quickly created it again and the score totaled out at 35-50. 

In the third quarter of the game, there were another two minutes where no scoring took place keeping the score still at 35-53. This time USciences broke the period with two free throws and finding themselves twenty points ahead of Nyack. The Warriors were only able to score 9 total points in this quarter as compared to the opposing team's 17. The score totaled out at 44-67. 

In the final quarter of the game, USciences picked up their pace. With a 20% field advantage, the opposing team was able to maintain their lead. There was about a two minute period of time where the Warriors were unable to find the net. With three minutes left in the game, the Warriors found themselves down by thirty points and no sign of them being able to come back. 

Overall the Warriors were 32.8% from the field, 25% from behind the arc, and 78.3% in free throws. Offensively and defensively, Jasmine Cruse led the team with 20 total ponts scored, 9 total rebounds and one steal. 

This game concluded the Nyack College Women's Basketball season with an overall record of 8-19.