NYACK, N.Y. – The Felician College women's basketball team put four players in double figures in rebounds on Tuesday evening, including the first collegiate "double-double" for freshman guard Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn.), in its 68-50 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference victory over host Nyack College at Bowman Gymnasium. Felician (3-13, 2-7 CACC) has won consecutive games for the first time this season.
The Golden Falcons amassed a 56-41 rebounding advantage for the night. Senior center Mary Chisholm (West Babylon, N.Y.) (four points) grabbed a career-high 15 boards, and freshman forward Treanda Foster (Bronx, N.Y.) (six points) matched her season-best effort with 13. Osmond and Felician senior forward Ashley Morris (West Orange, N.J.) each posted 19 points and 11 rebounds, with Osmond adding three assists and five steals in 37 minutes.
After Warrior junior Tori Trador (Seminole, Fla.) canned a three-point field goal on her team's first possession of the night, the Golden Falcons tallied the next six points and never trailed again. Eleven minutes into the action, the visitors were on top, 20-10, a lead they extended to 34-19 at halftime. Osmond netted 14 points in the period, during which Felician held Nyack to 27-percent shooting from the floor.
The Golden Falcons took full control with a 13-2 run early in the second half. Morris capped the spurt with a conventional three-point play to give Felician its largest lead of the night, 50-25, with 11:02 to play. An 11-1 spurt pulled Nyack to within 15 at the 8:01 mark, but the hosts never came any closer.
Felician junior Eliana Scanlon (New York, N.Y.) led all players with 20 points and six assists. Scanlon was 8 for 11 on free throws, helping the Golden Falcons outscore the Warriors, 21-6, at the foul line. Junior forward Jamie McKeither (Laurel, Md.) topped Nyack (1-13, 1-7) with 13 points and seven rebounds off the bench.
Felician faces a seven-day layoff before hosting Post University on Jan. 21.