BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Sophomore forward Sabrina Clement (Queens, N.Y.) logged her first collegiate double-double on Tuesday afternoon and was one of five members of the Concordia College New York women's basketball team to finish the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest with double-digit points, as the Clippers' balanced attack proved too much for visiting Nyack College in an 80-63 victory.
• Concordia improves to 4-14, 2-7 in CACC play.
• Nyack drops to 3-14 overall, 1-8 in league action.
• The Clippers' 22 assists is the fourth-highest mark in the program record book and the most against a CACC opponent.
• The 80 points score ties for the 10th-most in the program record
• Clement matched her career-high with 14 rebounds to go with 11 points, three assists and three steals.
• Sophomore guard Cameron Corbett (Staten Island, N.Y.) scored a team-leading 18 points with five assists and four rebounds.
• Freshman guard Sara Hopkins (Mountain Top, Pa.) scored 12 points while matching her personal-record with five assists.
• Junior guard Nicole Nicholson (Staten Island, N.Y.) chipped in 12 points with four assists, four rebounds and two steals.
• Junior center Amiya Rankins (Somerset, N.J.) scored 11 points on 5-6 shooting with five rebounds and a block.
• For Nyack, Elle Nittinger scored 14 points while Jocelin Wright scored 12 with four assists and Kyla Given chipped in 11 with 10 rebounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Trailing early 7-5, the Clippers used a 20-0 run with Corbett, Hopkins, Clement, sophomore forward Jordyn Hornbuckle (Hopkinsville, Ky.) and Nicholson all contributing to propel the hosts to a 25-7 advantage with 2:23 left in the opening quarter. Nyack ended the run with a jumper, while a Rankins layup and sophomore guard Saundra Cleckley (Queens, N.Y.) free throw before the end of the frame created a 28-9 score.
• Nyack held the Clippers to one basket over the opening 5:31 of the second quarter, with the Warriors scoring six points during the stretch before a Nicholson layup made it 32-15 with 4:29 remaining. The Clippers responded to a Nyack basket with a Nicholson triple, with the visitors scoring the final seven points of the half to make it 35-24.
• Nyack scored on the opening possession of the second half to cut the deficit to single digits, but a quick 6-0 spurt for the Clippers extended the lead to 41-26. The Warriors connected on back-to-back baskets, with a 10-3 stretch for Concordia making it 51-33 with 3:06 to go in the quarter. The Clippers extended the separation to 20 at 57-37, with a Nyack free throw creating a 57-38 score going into the fourth quarter.
• Concordia created a game-high 22-point lead at 69-47 with 4:39 remaining in the contest, with Nyack cutting it down to as little as 12 at 75-63 with 1:17 to play. Concordia ended the game with the final five points.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• The Clippers converted on 28-62 shots, going 6-20 from three-point territory and 18-22 from the free throw line.
• Nyack finished 25-65 from the field, 3-19 from distance and 10-18 from the free throw line.
• Five Clippers recorded three or more assists, with Nyack recording 13 overall
• Concordia committed 16 turnovers, resulting in 17 points for Nyack. The Warriors committed 17 turnovers, leading to 21 points.
• Concordia held a 43-37 advantage in rebounds.
• Concordia got 19 points from its bench while Nyack got 16
• Concordia recorded 13 steals with five blocks while Nyack stole the ball seven times with three blocks.
The women's basketball team hits the road to take on Chestnut Hill College on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 1 p.m.