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Caldwell College Cougar Men’s Basketball Trounces Nyack College

Carolyne Volpe Curley

Thursday, January 24, 2013 • 12:36pm

CALDWELL, NJ - Last night at the George R. Newman Center, Caldwell College Cougars Men’s Basketball Team scored a 78-64 victory over the Nyack College Warriors.

Early on in the game, the Cougars took control with a 15-2 run that put them ahead, 29-12 with 6:47 on the clock.  Kevin Walker and Dawan Lighty, a freshman guard from Paterson, studying Business Administration, both hit three-pointers to spark the run. The lead grew to as many as 24 points before the Cougars took a 42-21 advantage at the half. 


Kevin Walker, sophomore guard from Bayonne, studying Accounting. Credit: Caldwell College

But in the second half, in the first three minutes and 21 seconds, the Warriors scored five three-pointers. The score however remained in Caldwell’s favor: 52-46 Caldwell at the 13-minute mark.

With under a minute to play, the Cougars scored eight straight points, and kept their lead at 75-60, ultimately soundly defeating the New York team, 78-64.

HIGHLIGHT PLAYERS
Cougars

  • Wyatt Polk 
    sophomore guard from Haddonfield, studying Education and History
    22 points - game high
    10 assists
    7 rebounds
     
  • Kevin Walker 
    sophomore guard from Bayonne, studying Accounting
    21 points
    5 rebounds
    4 assists
    3 steals
     
  • Michael Balkovic 
    sophomore forward from Neptune, studying Management
    9 points
    8 rebounds - team high
     
  • Brian Kenny 
    freshman guard from Howell, studying Financial Economics
    10 points

Warriors

  • Chris Hampton 
    sophomore guard from Queens, NY, studying Criminal Justice
    21 points
     
  • Khalid Samuels  
    sophomore guard from Mt. Vernon, NY, studying Business
    20 points
    6 assists

Click HERE to see the box score and play-by-play comments.

With this viictory, the Cougars have improved to 6-12 overall and 2-7 in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). The Warriors are now 3-14, 1-9 CACC.


Nyack Warrios  Credit: Nyack College

Up next for the Cougars, Saturday, Jan. 26, the team plays Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, Pa. The CACC game time is 4pm.

For further information:
Caldwell College Athletics
Matt McLagan
Sports Information Director
George R. Newman Center
120 Bloomfield Avenue
Caldwell, NJ 07006
(973) 618-3260
Athletics
Facebook: Caldwell College Athletics

 

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