Women's Basketball Edged Out by Concordia

Women's Basketball Edged Out by Concordia
The Nyack College women's basketball team traveled to take on the Concordia Clippers on Wednesday night in a conference matchup. The Warriors maintained the lead through most of the game but ended up losing in the final minutes, falling 51-54 to Concordia. Nyack's CACC record now stands at 2-9.
 
The first quarter established the game as a battle between of defenses, with the Warriors and the Clippers fighting to create turnovers and claim steals. Both offenses were held scoreless for nearly four straight minutes, broken by a Concordia 3-pointer that was immediately answered by a layup from Audrey Matteson. Concordia pulled briefly into the lead, but Nyack scored on five straight free throws from three different players to take back the lead.
 
Jocelin Wright made a distance 3-point shot in the second quarter to give the Warriors the lead for the rest of the half. Another scoreless run for both offenses ensued for over three minutes, during which Nyack aggressively grabbed defensive rebounds to keep the ball away from Concordia. Torie Eggers scored on a 3-pointer to re-start the offensive game, and Nyack went into halftime clinging to a 23-20 lead.
 
Throughout the third quarter, the teams went back-and-forth on the scoreboard. The Warriors continued to play tough on their short-range shots. Matteson and Yamelis Villegas scored on two consecutive layups after two steals by Japria Karim-Duvall as part of an 11-2 offensive run by Nyack, and the Warriors started the final quarter up by six.
 
After no score from either team in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, Concordia surged up to score 10 unanswered points in a row to put Nyack down by four. Audrey Matteson made two layups in a row to bring the Warriors back within one point, but then the Clippers made two free throw shots after a Nyack foul. Jocelin Wright's layup with 0:26 left again put the Warriors within one point. Concordia earned another two points off of foul shots, and time ran out for the Warriors in a 51-54 loss.
 
Jocelin Wright led the Warriors offense with 13 points, and earned a double-double with 11 rebounds. Audrey Matteson also earned a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Defensively, Japria Karim-Duvall added 3 steals.
 
Up next, Nyack hosts Georgian Court at 1 PM on Saturday 1/27.