Stanford Backs Strong Defensive Effort As Men's Basketball Downs Nyack

Three second-half three-pointers by Jamar Redmond helped Felician hold off Nyack on Dec. 10, 2016. (Steven R. Smith)
Three second-half three-pointers by Jamar Redmond helped Felician hold off Nyack on Dec. 10, 2016. (Steven R. Smith)

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Felician University men's basketball team allowed its fewest points in a game in just over five years when it defeated visiting Nyack College, 62-50, in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action on Saturday afternoon at Job Gymnasium.

Junior guard Gjaimeir Stanford (Wilmington, Del./Howard) posted his first "double-double" as a Golden Falcon, leading all players with 18 points and adding 10 rebounds and four assists. Three other Felician players netted nine points each, and senior guard Bryant Webb (Parlin, N.J./Sayreville War Memorial) amassed five points and a game-high 14 rebounds.

Felician (6-5, 3-3 CACC) limited the Warriors to 28-percent shooting from the floor, including a 4-of-21 clip (19 percent) from three-point range. Nyack also hurt its cause by converting only eight of 20 free-throw attempts.

The Golden Falcons led, 29-16, at halftime, and by as many as 21 points following a Jamar Redmond (Roselle, N.J./Abraham Clark) three-pointer with 15 minutes, 45 seconds remaining in regulation time. Nyack, however, embarked on a 17-3 run over the next eight minutes of game time to pull to within 44-37.

Felician righted itself on a Redmond three, a defensive stop, and a driving lay-up by Webb for a 12-point edge with 7:42 to play. Nyack had one more run left, cutting the deficit to six at the 2:34 mark following consecutive lay-ups by Ga'Briel Chandler (Atlantic City, N.J./Atlantic City) and Robert Tyler (Beltsville, Md./Prince George's CC). However, the Warriors did not score another field goal, and rang up only two points overall, for the rest of the game.

Tyler topped Nyack (3-6, 0-5) with 13 points and teammate Jaron Smith (Jersey City, N.J./Raritan Valley CC) fouled out after picking up 10 points. Redmond scored all nine of his points after halftime and added six rebounds on the day for the Golden Falcons.

Felician took the lead for good, 11-10, on a lay-up by William Phelps (Linden, N.J./Linden) with 12:07 left in the first half. Leading 14-13, the Golden Falcons held Nyack scoreless for nearly nine minutes. Their 29-16 halftime lead matched their largest edge of the first period.

The last time Felician allowed fewer points than on Saturday was in a 60-48 victory at Nyack on Dec. 8, 2011.

Felician steps out of CACC play to host Queens (N.Y.) College on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.