Nicholson Doubles Down On Senior Day; Women’s Basketball Edged By Felician, 73-69

Nicholson Doubles Down On Senior Day; Women’s Basketball Edged By Felician, 73-69

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Senior guard Nicole Nicholson (Staten Island, N.Y.) recorded her first collegiate double-double in her final contest inside the Meyer Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon, tallying a career-high 10 rebounds with 14 points in the Concordia College New York women's basketball team's 73-69 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) setback against Felician University.

• Concordia falls to 6-20, 5-12 in CACC action.

• Felician improves to 4-20, 3-14 in league play.

• All three of Nicholson's field goals came from beyond the arc, with the senior adding four assists and one steal on her Senior Day.

• Freshman guard Christina Brown (Ardmore, Pa.) scored a team-high 19 points with eight rebounds and two assists.

• Sophomore guard Sara Hopkins (Mountain Top, Pa.) dished out eight assists.

• Freshman forward Jaayden Lafontant (Theills, N.Y.) matched Nicholson for the team-lead in rebounds with 10.

• Sophomore forward Amaya Rich (White Plains, N.Y.) scored 11 points off the bench with six boards and a pair of blocks.

• For Felician, Taliyah Brisco scored 22 points with six steals and five assists while Briana Lee added 20 poitns and eight rebounds,

• After splitting the opening eight points of the contest, Felician scored five-straight to take an early 9-4 lead with 6:25 remaining in the first quarter. Concordia countered with a 10-0 run to push ahead 14-9 with 4:29 left in the stanza. Felician got within one at 16-15, with the two sides trading triples to make it 19-18 at the end of the quarter.

• Felician began the second quarter with a 6-0 run to make it 24-19 with 8:33 remaining in the half. Concordia responded behind back-to-back baskets, only for a 5-0 Golden Falcons' run extending the deficit to 29-23 with 5:21 left in the half. The Clippers rallied to get within one at 29-28, responding to a Felician basket with an 11-0 run to boast a 39-31 advantage at halftime.

• The visitors used a 10-3 start to the second half to take a 43-42 advantage with 4:59 remaining in the third quarter. Concordia knotted the score off a free throw, sparking an 8-2 run to create a 50-45 score with 2:42 left in the frame. Felician scored the final points of the quarter to knot it at 50-all.

• After trading baskets to start the fourth stanza, a 4-0 Felician run gave the visitors a 56-52 advantage with 6:55 remaining to play. A 5-0 Clippers run flipped the lead in the hosts favor, 57-56, only for a 5-1 stretch by the Golden Falcons making it 61-58 with 4:48 remaining. Concordia reclaimed the lead at 65-64, and again at 69-67 before Felician closed out the night with final six points.

• The Clippers converted on 23-61 shots, going 6-14 from distance and 17-32 from the free throw line.

• Felician went 24-62 from the field, 8-16 from beyond the arc and 17-22 from the free throw line.

• The Clippers recorded 17 assists while Felician had 15.

• Concordia held a 53-32 advantage in rebounds.

• Concordia committed 27 turnovers, resulting in 38 points for Felician. The visitor had 19 turnovers, leading to 20 points.

• Concordia recorded 12 steals with six blocks while the Golden Falcons had 13 steals with six blocks.

• Concordia got 21 points from its bench while Felician got 22.

The women's basketball team begins the final week of the 2019-20 regular season on Wednesday, Feb. 26 with a 5:30 p.m. contest at Dominican College (N.Y.).

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