Women's Basketball Snaps Losing Streak; Beats Bard
PIckell and Bruns lead Lady Jays to Skyline Win
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY - The NYU-Poly Women's Basketball team found itself in a must-win situation coming into Thursday night's Skyline Conference matchup with Bard College. The Lady Jays, reeling after three straight losses, also had to contend with Bard minus senior starter Kristin Leitheuser (Spring Valley, NY).
But, thanks to the offensive output of sophomore Shelby Bruns (Elko, NV) and junior Margaux Pickell (Howell, NJ), NYU-Poly cruised to the 60-43 win. The victory vaults the Lady Jays back into Skyline contention at 6-2 (8-4 overall), while Bard falls to 1-6 (2-10 overall).
Pickell, who is now 19 points away from 1,000 for her career, paced NYU-Poly with 22 points and 18 rebounds, as well as five steals. She now has 10 double-doubles in 12 contests. Bruns had a season-high 19 points and 15 rebounds, in recording her first career double-double. Freshmen point guard Tabitha Larsen tallied 10 assists on the night.
The Lady Jays shot 43% for the evening, while holding Bard to just 27%. NYU-Poly won the battle on the boards 48-37 while both teams committed 18 turnovers. NYU-Poly held a 36-24 halftime lead.
NYU-Poly is back in action on Sunday in a non-conference matchup at home vs. CCNY. Game time is 2:00pm.