Photo: Goldey-Beacom College
The Goldey-Beacom women’s team won their first game of the new year on Saturday as the team defeated the Nyack College Warriors 84-55 at the Joseph West Jones College Center.
The leading scorer for the Lightning was senior guard Amanda McGrogan who scored 19 points.
Sophomore forward Alexis Harrison recorded a double-double in the win as she had 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Two other Lightning players scored in double digits in the game which they were sophomore guard Sarah Round (16) and sophomore guard Reetta Saaski (12).
Goldey-Beacom had the advantage in multiple categories in the game which included points off of turnovers (14-4), second-chance points (9-4), fast-break points (5-2), rebounds ( 46-16), assists (18-4) and blocks (6-0).
Goldey-Beacom also had the advantage of shooting as well, with the team shooting 49.1 %( 28-57) and with Nyack shooting 30.5 % (18-59). The Lightning also held the advantage at the three-point line with the team having a 50.0 %%shooting percentage (14-28) and with the Warriors having a 33.3 % (5-15) shooting percentage.
Lightning Lead By Seven After One Quarter
The leading scorers for Goldey-Beacom in the first quarter were Amanda McGrogan,Reetta Saaski, and sophomore forward Jhordan Gardner who each scored six points.
As a team, the Lightning had great vision to the bucket as they shot 53.3% (8-15) in the first quarter. Goldey-Beacom also shot 100.0 % (5-5) at the free-throw line in the first half.
Nyack shot 41.2 % (7-17) for the first quarter and they also shot 66.7 % (2-3) at the free-throw line.
Goldey-Beacom outrebounded Nyack 12-6 in the first quarter.
The game started with the Lightning coming out quickly to a 7-2 lead which was led by Alexis Harrison who scored five of seven points.
At the six-minute mark in the first quarter, Goldey-Beacom outscored the Warriors 18-11 which pushed their lead to 25-16 with 52 seconds left in the quarter. The leaders on that run were Jhordan Gardner and Reetta Saaski who each scored six of 18 points.
Nyack would hit two free throws to end the quarter to decrease the Lightning’s lead to 25-18.
Goldey Takes A 15 Point Lead to the Half
The leading scorers for the Lightning in the second quarter were Alexis Harrison and Sarah Round who each had six points.
As a team, Goldey-Beacom shot 50.0 % (8-16) in the second quarter and they shot 50.0 % (3-6) at the free-throw line.
The Lightning made it tough for the Warriors in the second quarter to get a good shot as the team shot 28.6 % (4-14). Nyack also shot 100.0 % (2-2) at the free-throw line in the second quarter.
Goldey-Beacom outrebounded Nyack 11-7 in the second quarter.
The Lightning started the quarter with outscoring the Warriors 13-7 which pushed their lead to 38-25 with 5:25 left in the half. Sarah Round led the run which she scored six of the 13 points.
Starting at the 3:35 minute mark, the Lightning would go on a 6-2 run which increased the team’s lead to 44-29 going into the half.
Goldey-Beacom Leads By 28 After Three Quarters
The leading scorer for the Lightning in the third quarter was Amanda McGrogan who scored 11 points. As a team, Goldey-Beacom was pretty accurate with their shots as the team shot 54.5 % (6-11) in the third quarter. The Lightning also shot 81.8 % (9-11) at the free-throw line in the third quarter.
Nyack shot 33.3 % (4-12) in the third quarter and they also shot 66.7 % (4-6) at the free-throw line.
Goldey-Beacom outrebounded the Warriors 10-5 in the third quarter.
Starting at the 3:15 minute mark, the Lightning went on a 13-2 run which extended their lead to 69-41 going into the fourth quarter. The run was led by Amanda McGrogan who scored six of the 13 points.
Lightning Take Home 29 Point Win
The leading scorer in the fourth quarter was Lightning’s Sarah Round who scored five points. The fourth quarter was Goldey-Beacom’s worst quarter of shooting in the game as they shot 40.0 % (6-15). The team also shot 30.0 % (3-10) at the three-point line in the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was also Nyack’s worst shooting quarter of the game as they shot 18.8 % (3-16). The Warriors also shot 75.0 % (6-8) at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.
Goldey Beacom outrebounded the Warriors 13-11 in the fourth quarter.
The poor shooting in this quarter made for not a lot points but the Lightning did outscore the Warriors 15-14 to take a dominating 84-55 win.
Goldey-Beacom heads to New Jersey to take on Georgian Court University on January 21st at 6 PM ET.
FG%: GBC 49.1 % & NC30.5 %
3P%: GBC50.0 % & NC33.3 %
FT%: GBC73.7 % & NC73.7 %
Rebs: GBC 46&NC29
Ast: GBC18& NC4
Stl: GBC 3 &NC7
Blks: GBC 6& NC0