Warriors Fall to Stonehill 78-68 in Assumption Classic

Warriors Fall to Stonehill 78-68 in Assumption Classic

Worcester, MA

The Warriors opened up the 2016 season with a battle against the Stonehill Skyhawks in day one of the Assumption Classic.  Stonehill is coming off a 24-9 season and was a participant in last years NCAA Elite 8. 

Nyack started the game hot taking an early 9-2 lead to start the game.  The Warriors would continue their strong start by holding an 18-8 advantage at the 10:23 mark of the first half.  Stonehill would respond with a run of its own as a 3-point shot by Freshman Daniel Largey gave the Skyhawks a 35-33 lead over the Warriors at halftime. 

Stonehill came out firing in the second half as the Warriors would get down by as many as 17. A late rally by the Warriors capped off by a Shawn Witherspoon layup at the 1:04 mark would trim the lead to 7 (75-68).  That rally was not enough as Stonehill would continue on to defeat Nyack 78-68. 

Imran Ritchie led the Warriors with 18 points and 5 assists and 4 steals.  Nyack enters day two of the Assumption Classic with a matchup against the host Assumption College. The game is slated for a 6pm tipoff.  Click HERE to watch the game live.