RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College senior guard Shakeema Green (New York, N.Y./Murry Bergtraum) produced 13 points, five rebounds and six steals as the Golden Falcons defeated visiting Nyack College, 65-56, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at Job Gymnasium.
The contest marked the end of the 2012-13 season for both schools. Felician (8-18, 8-11) finished in a tie for fifth place in the CACC North Division, missing out on a conference playoff berth by one game after qualifying in each of the last two years. The Golden Falcons also saw their school-record streak of three consecutive winning seasons come to an end. Nyack (1-25, 1-18) ended up in seventh place in the CACC North.
The Golden Falcons never trailed on Saturday, using a 16-1 first-half run to turn a four-point lead mid-way through the half into a 30-11 advantage with six minutes, 24 seconds, remaining in the period. Sophomore guard Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]) tallied eight points in what turned into the game's decisive stretch. Felician was ahead, 40-22, at halftime, holding the Warriors to 19-percent shooting for the half.
Felician assumed its largest lead, 47-22, with 16:05 remaining in regulation. Led by the hot hand of freshman guard Tori Trador (Seminole, Fla./Indian Rocks Christian), Nyack made a late run. But by the time the Warriors trimmed their deficit to 64-56, just more than one minute remained, and the visitors were unable to score again.
Scanlon netted a season-high 16 points to top Felician, while classmate Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J./West Orange) posted eight points and six rebounds. Senior guard Khamari Tellis (Chicago, Ill./Montclair) turned in 16 points, seven rebounds and four blocks to pace Nyack, and Trador picked up 12 of her season-high 13 points after halftime.
Green, Felician's only senior, was honored in pre-game Senior Day ceremonies.