Strong Second Half Lifts Golden Falcons Past Nyack, 60-48
NYACK, N.Y. – Felician College took control early in the second half of its 60-48 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference men's basketball victory over host Nyack College on Thursday night at Bowman Gymnasium. Junior forward David Williamson (Bronx, NY) posted 12 points and a season-high 16 rebounds for the Golden Falcons (2-6, 2-2 CACC).
Nyack (0-10, 0-2) scored the final 10 points of the first period to go into the locker room ahead, 27-23. But the Felician defense clamped down after halftime, as the Warriors missed on their first 10 field-goal attempts of the second half. The result was a 14-0 Felician run over the first six minutes leaving the visitors with a 10-point edge. John Tello (Ridgefield Park, NJ) had seven points in the spurt.
Nyack quickly cut its deficit to 38-32, but that was as close as the hosts would come for the rest of the night. Felician held the Warriors to 26 percent shooting for the period, including 1 for 10 from three-point range. The Golden Falcons took their largest lead, 54-39, with 5:34 to play.
Williamson had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the second half alone. Tello and sophomore guard Tajric Boggs (Coram, NY) (four steals) also finished the night with 12 points for Felician, and junior Antoine Obery (Roselle, NJ) scored 11. The Golden Falcons owned a 39-28 rebounding advantage, and out-shot the Warriors, 45-35 percent.
Sophomore Ryan Woodard (Clinton, MD) came off the bench to lead Nyack with 12 points.