Bronxville, NY – The Concordia College Clippers women's basketball team snapped their six game losing streak this evening. In a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match, the Clippers defeated Nyack College 82-60 for their second win of the season.
Concordia jumped out to an early lead early in the game, holding a 15-3 advantage just five minutes into the game. The Warriors would begin to settle into their own grove and started to cut into their deficit midway through the half.
After a jump shot by Nyack's Briana McKellery (Odenton, MD), they had cut the Clippers' lead down to two points with 3:22 remaining in the half. Following the basket, Concordia would go on a 10-2 run to end the half as the Clippers went into the locker room with a 42-32 lead.
The Warriors attempted another comeback early in the second half as they trailed by only seven points with 14:11 remaining. Concordia extended their lead to double digits again only to see their lead shrink to single digits.
Senior Chanessa Blakemore (Albany, NY) would score five straight points for the Clippers to give them their double digit lead back with 5:49 left in the game. Concordia then turned to their three-point shooting in the closing minutes to extend their lead and give them a 22 point victory.
Krystina Agard (Queens, NY) and Blakemore both led the Clippers with 23 points apiece on a combined 13-of-22 shooting from the field and a combined 18-of-23 from the foul line. Blakemore recorded a game-high 20 rebounds, five steals and three blocks. Tara-Ann Rock (Queens, NY) came off the bench to score 10 points and chip in with four rebounds and three steals. As a team, Concordia shot 36.9% (24-of-65) from the field while outscoring the Warriors 26-18 on points off turnovers as Nyack committed 35 turnovers in the game.
The Clippers (2-7, 1-2 CACC) will be back in action on Thursday for another conference game. Concordia will host Caldwell College at 5pm with the game taking place in the Meyer Athletic Center on the campus of Concordia College.