RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Nyack College erased a 16-point halftime deficit to earn a 67-62 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women's basketball victory over host Felician University on Saturday afternoon at Job Gymnasium.
Nyack sophomore guard Kelli Smoot (Baltimore, Md.) led all players with 18 points. Warrior senior guard Tori Trador (Seminole, Fla.) netted 14 points, all in the second half. Sophomore guard Shyla Osmond (New Haven, Conn./Hillhouse) led Felician (1-10, 1-5 CACC) with 17 points.
The Golden Falcons led, 25-13, after one quarter, and matched their largest edge of the day with a 39-23 halftime advantage. Nyack, however, opened the third quarter with a 10-2 run over the first four minutes to close to within an eight point deficit. The Warriors then held Felician to a single point over the final 3:29 of the period to trail, 48-43.
The Warriors (5-6, 3-2) kept up the pressure to start the fourth quarter, scoring six consecutive points to tie the game, 49-49, on a Lisa Fields (Bronx, N.Y.) lay-in. Eliana Scanlon's (New York, N.Y./Oak Hill Academy [Va.]) jump shot put Felician back on top, but Trador quickly canned a three-pointer for Nyack's first lead since 2-0. The Golden Falcons did not make another field goal until 0:30 remained in the contest, allowing the Warriors to build as much as a 10-point edge.
Felician shot 33 percent from the floor, including 24 percent after halftime, and committed 24 turnovers. The Golden Falcons failed to capitalize on holding Nyack to 28-percent shooting. Kameron Stone (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman) turned in 12 points, six rebounds, and five blocked shots for Felician, and fellow freshman Remi Iwelu (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin) had nine points and nine rebounds.
Raven Makins (Laurel, Md.) had nine points and 12 rebounds for Nyack.