Women's Basketball Nets Big Win Over Bard

Freshmen Shelby Bruns game-high 15 leads NYU-Poly to win over Bard

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY - Freshmen Shelby Bruns (Elko, NV) put in a game-high 15 points and six assists to lead the NYU-Poly women's basketball team to a much needed Skyline Conference win over Bard College Thursday night. With the win the Lady Jays improve to 2-2 in the conference, taking over sole possession of 6th place.

Coming off a lackluster performance against Farmingdale (50-77 loss) Tuesday night, where the Lady Jays scored just eight first half points, NYU-Poly erupted for 36 first half points and held a 15 point cushion going into the lockerroom. A big part of that lead came from shotting 10-for-14 from the charity stripe.

Sophomore Kristen Leitheuser (Millbrook, NY) pumped in 14 points and added seven rebounds while freshmen Noelle McKoy (Garrison, NY) had a season-high 10 points and seven boards to help NYU-Poly increase their lead in the second half. Freshmen Basia Bowens (Utica, NY) picked up seven rebounds for NYU-Poly, who dominated the glass for much of the game.

The Lady Jays return to action on Saturday as they travel to Mount Saint Vincent for a pivotal conference match. The Dolphins currently sit in third place at 4-1 in the conference.