Women's Basketball Falls to Goldey-Beacom Lightning, 64-89

Women's Basketball Falls to Goldey-Beacom Lightning, 64-89

Nyack, NY- The Nyack College women's basketball team lost their home match to the Goldey-Beacom College Lightning 64-89 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action on Saturday afternoon.

With the loss the Warriors drop to 3-16 overall and 2-11 in CACC action, while Goldey-Beacom improves to 14-8 and 10-3 in conference play.

Nyack was led by freshman Bryanna Brown who scored 19 points. She was followed by Tayelor McCalister with 13 and Kelli Smoot with 10.

The Warriors enjoyedthe better start with a 8-4 run at the beginning of the first quarter. However, Goldey-Beacom took the lead with a 8-0 run in the following minutes, 8-12. The Lightning would increase their lead in the remaining minutes of the quarter to nine, finishing the first period with a score of 26-17.

The second quarter saw an equal shooting from both teams. Nyack as well as Goldey-Beacom were able to put 17 points on the board throughout the second quarter, so that the first half finished with a score of 34-43 in favor of the Lightning.

Nyack was able to cut the Goldey-Beacom lead down to five points throughout the first nine minutes of the third quarter, 53-58. The Lightning would finish the period with a three point bucket to increase their lead back to 8. 

The fourth quarter started with a 12-0 Goldey-Beacom run to increase their lead to 20 points. The Lightning would hold on to this lead for the remainder of the game, which eventually finished with a score of 64-89, in favor of the Lightning. 

The Warriors are back on Wednesday, Feb. 1, when they host the Clippers of Concordia College in a CACC contest at Bowman Gym. Tip off is slated for 5:30pm.