Bard No Problem for Soaring Lady Jays

NYU-Poly beats Raptors 60-38 to extend winning streak

Freshmen Noelle McKoy guards a Bard player.

Brooklyn, NY - After going through a mid-season, four game slump, the NYU-Poly women's basketball team has rebounded back into Skylin Conference contention as the Lady Jays downed Bard Colleg 60-38 Sunday afternoon at the Jacobs Gymnasium. With the win, the third straight by NYU-Poly, the Lady Jays find themselves in a 8th place in the standings. However, only one game separates them from 5th place Purchase College.

Sophomores Kristen Leitheuser (Millbrook, NY) and Margaux Pickell (Howell, NJ) led NYU-Poly (10-10, 6-8 Skyline) with 18 and 11 points respectively. Leitheuser added a game-high eight rebounds. Every player on the NYU-Poly bench made the scoring column.

This marks the first time in head coach Jimmy Barrett's nine-year tenure that the Lady Jays were at or above .500 this late into the season. The win also surpasses last year's win total of nine and the sixth conference win ties the all-time conference win total for NYU-Poly, since joing the Skyline.

Bard (4-15, 2-12 Skline) was led by Latiqua Williams who netted 12 points and six boards. The Raptors shot just 29% from the field compared to NYU-Poly's 47%, but Bard was far better at the charity stripe shooting 55% to the Lady Jays 30%.  NYU-Poly held the advantage in boards 41-32 and assists 13-5.

NYU-Poly will host top-seeded Farmingdale on Tuesday night at 6:00pm. In the first meeting, the  Rams rolled past NYU-Poly 77-50. Farmingdale comes into the contest at a perfect 18-0 overall, and 12-0 in the conference.