Leitheuser and Pickell Lead NYU-Poly to Win Over Sage
Lady Jays drown gators 67-47
Brooklyn, NY - NYU-Poly hosted The Sage College women's basketball team in a pivotal Skyline Conference game on Tuesday night in the Jacobs Gymnasium. With the 67-47 win, NYU-Poly is now tied with Old Westbury for fifth place in the conference at 3-3 (6-5 overall) while Sage drops to 4-8 overall and 2-5 in the conference.
NYU-Poly's sophomore combo of Margaux Pickell (Howell, NJ) and Kristin Leitheuser (Millbrook, NY) led the Lady Jays to the win as the pair each finished with 20 points. Pickell finished with a double-double as she racked up 14 rebounds. Leitheuser was one board away from a double-double, as she pulled down nine.
The Lady Jays started off strong, jumping out to a 6-0 lead and by the end of the first half increased the lead to 10 points, 31-21. Sage made one final run at the start of the second half, closing the margin to 31-25. But then it was Leitheuser who canned a three at the 9:15 mark to increase NYU-Poly's lead to 51-35 and the Lady Jays never looked back, as they cruised to their second straight win.
Sage's senior Carlin DeMarinis (Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga Springs) led the Gators with 11 points, while freshman Kara Hackett (Peru, NY/Peru Central) had seven points with eight rebounds.
NYU-Poly returns to action on Thursday when they host Mount Saint Mary College at 7 p.m. in the Jacobs Gymnasium.