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.
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