Duer Scores 1,000th Point, Women's Hoops Tops Felician 65-47

Duer Scores 1,000th Point, Women's Hoops Tops Felician 65-47

Orangeburg, N.Y. - The NYIT women's basketball team finished their weekend at the Fourth Annual Regina Rivera Memorial Tournament Sunday afternoon, when they took on Felician University in non-conference action. With a 65-47 victory, the Bears have won their third straight and improve to 4-1 this season as the Golden Falcons fall to 0-5. With her first basket in the second quarter, Shannon Duer joined the NYIT women's basketball 1,000-point club, just the fifth in program history.

  • Margaret Knollmeyer topped all players in the win, scoring 17 points behind 6-of-12 shooting from the field and completed the double-double with 10 rebounds.
  • Shanice Allen and Duer both contributed double-figure points with 14 and 10, respectively as Duer finished off the double-double, pulling down 12 boards in the victory. 
  • Felician shot just 33 percent from the field and despite many opportunities at the foul line, only made six out of 20 attempts. 

The teams both got out to a slow start, as the Bears only held a 9-8 advantage after the opening seven minutes. Kameron Stone of the Golden Falcons made a layup at the 3:10 mark to close out the opening frame with a 6-2 run which gave them a three-point lead. 

Allen knocked down back-to-back free throws and added a layup to come within one of Felician and Knollmeyer made one of two shots at the charity stripe to even the game at 16-16. After Julie Williams' added a tre, Duer laid in a shot to not only to maintain the advantage but to also join the program's 1,000-point club, a career milestone only four before her have accomplished. A 9-2 run in favor of the Blue and Gold pushed them out to a 31-24 lead as time expired in the first half. 

A seven point cushion to start the third quickly dwindled down to just one after a Marta Moix lay in at the 8:27 mark made it a 33-32 affair in favor of NYIT. However, the Bears closed out the quarter on a 14-7 run to bolster their lead back up to eight points heading into the fourth quarter.
After trading baskets, Duer's two made free throws with under four minutes remaining sparked an 11-2 run. Vukosavljevic connected from down town on the next possession before Duer and Knollmeyer sunk their field goals with less than a minute to go. Allen put the icing on the cake with two from the charity stripe to cap the 65-47 victory.
The Bears are back in action on Wednesday, November 23 when they head next door to take on the Pioneers of LIU-Post in the Battle of the Boulevard. The East Coast Conference matchup is slated for a 5pm tipoff.

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