Nyack Men's Basketball Edged Out by Caldwell Cougars, 62-52

Nyack Men's Basketball Edged Out by Caldwell Cougars, 62-52

Nyack hosted Caldwell for a CACC match up in Bowman Gymnasium. The Cougars moved up to third place in the CACC with a 62-52 win over the host Warriors. Nyack falls to 6-16 overall and 2-13 in the CACC, while Caldwell moves to 13-10 overall and 8-7 in conference.

Robert Tyler led Nyack with 15 points that night. Caldwell's Eric Johnson-Alford scored the game's high 17 points, shooting 8-9 from three-point range. Nyack was able to hold Caldwell to one of its lowest scoring output in conference play this season, as the Cougars had averaged scoring 75 points or more in conference games.

Nyack got its fans on their feet in the beginning when Robert Tyler made his free throw shot to lead the Warriors to a 6-5 lead, followed by Ritchie, Tyler, Chandler, Witherspoon posting up points to secure the lead.

This was until the Cougars went on a 14-9 run over an eight minute span late in the first half to take the lead. A jump shot by Caldwell's Johnson-Alford with 7:45 remaining to cap the spurt. Meanwhile, the Warriors struggled on offense, going scoreless for nearly five minutes.

Nyack held Caldwell to the fewest points they have scored in a CACC game but after struggling to score themselves, the Warriors went into halftime trailing 24-20.

Nyack shot 34.9% (15-of-43) from the field in the half, while Caldwell shot 37.7% (20-of-53).

Caldwell kept Nyack within reaching distance during the start to the second half. Looking to pick up its offense in the second half, Nyack's Tyler, Chandler, Lewis, Thompson, and Witherspoon posted up 10, 10, 6, 4, and 2 points each respectively but Nyack was unable to extend that lead over Caldwell.

Nyack looked to cut into Caldwell's lead, rattling off consecutive buckets, but Caldwell's Derek Dorn answered with 8 of the 10 last points on board for the Cougars to maintain the Cougar's double-digit advantage.

Nyack's Robert Tyler showed up as going into the game averaging 16.8 points per game, standing at eight in the conference for leading in most points in a game, finished last night's game with 15 points on the board.

The Warriors will head back on the road in the CACC this weekend as they begin their road trip against USciences for a 3:00pm match up on February 11th.