Warriors Upended by GBC Lightning on the Road

Warriors Upended by GBC Lightning on the Road
The Nyack College women's basketball team traveled to take on the Goldey-Beacom Lightning on Saturday night, with the Warriors bouncing back after a slow start but ending the game in a 54-68 loss. The Warriors' CACC record now stands at 2-12.
 
In the first half, the Warriors defense came out with aggressive play to push back against the Goldey-Beacom offense, forcing turnovers and grabbing 5 steals to the Lightning's 1. However, the Lightning jumped out to an early lead right at the start, going up by a gap of 10 points at the end of the first quarter. Japria Karim-Duvall kicked off a Nyack offensive surge with a jump shot at the beginning of the second quarter, and Torie Eggers scored on a 3-pointer to tie it up at 17 points. Goldey-Beacom answered immediately with a 3-pointer of their own and again pushed back ahead, and Nyack went into halftime down by 11.
 
The Warriors kept chasing the Lightning's lead, but Goldey-Beacom continued their offensive push into the second half. Jocelin Wright made a layup to cut short a Goldey-Beacom scoring streak, followed quickly by two free throws from Bryanna Brown that started a 9-0 run by the Warriors into the final quarter. 
 
Yamalis Villegas opened the fourth quarter with a long-distance 3-point shot, and Karim-Duvall scored on two consecutive layups. The Warriors tightened up on their control and cut down on their errors, giving the offense more opportunity to score. The spark did not come soon enough for the Nyack offense, however, as the deficit could not be overtaken. Bryanna Brown scored two layups in the final minute, but the game then finished in a Warriors loss.
 
Yamalis Villegas led the Warriors offense with 17 points, and contributed 3 assists. Japria Karim-Duvall also had 3 assists and grabbed 3 steals as well. Jocelin Wright added 6 rebounds.
 
Up next, the Warriors will travel to Bloomfield College to play at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, 2/7