Men's Basketball Enjoys 105-74 Triumph Over Nyack

Manny Warren scored 22 points in 22 minutes in a Jan. 30, 2019, home win over Nyack. (Artur Workstus '22)
Manny Warren scored 22 points in 22 minutes in a Jan. 30, 2019, home win over Nyack. (Artur Workstus '22)

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University made a program-record 17 three-point field goals during its 105-74 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference men's basketball victory over visiting Nyack College on Wednesday night at Job Gymnasium. Felician (8-9, 6-4 CACC) gained a split of its CACC season series with the Warriors.

The Golden Falcons saw three players drain at least five three-pointers. Junior guard Zamir Wright (Newark, N.J./University HS) (5-11 3FG) led all players with 25 points and added four assists in 26 minutes. Freshman guard Aziz Parker (Westhampton, N.J./Medford Tech) (6-11 3FG) poured in a season-high 23 points in 21 minutes, and sophomore guard Manny Warren Jr. (South Amboy, N.J./St. Mary-Elizabeth) was 8 for 10 from the floor, including 5 for 5 from distance, and scored 22 points in 22 minutes.

Felician's 105 points were its most in head coach Ivan Lewis' four-year tenure, and its most since setting the school record of 110 on Feb. 24, 2015.

The Golden Falcons, who never trailed, scored the game's first seven points, and led, 15-2, after 3 ½ minutes. By the 6:23 mark, Felician had more than doubled that advantage, moving ahead, 41-14, following a steal, layup and free throw from Warren. The hosts carried a 57-32 edge into halftime.

The Warriors (4-14, 3-7) came as close as 70-52 after two Gemaal Davis (Brooklyn, N.Y./Mississippi Valley State University) foul shots with 11:57 left in regulation time. But a jump shot and free throw from Rahsaan Williams (Brooklyn, N.Y./Chelsea CTE) followed by a Warren three pushed the spread back to 24 at the 11:13 mark. The lead never dipped below 22 for the rest of the night.

The Golden Falcons shot 54 percent from the field for the game and held Nyack to a 37-percent figure. Felician junior Jeff Lewis (Sicklerville, N.J./Timber Creek) (6-9 FG) scored a season high 13 points and freshman Jay'von Jackson (Plainfield, N.J./St. Mary-Elizabeth) amassed eight points and a season-best 13 rebounds.

Junior Jameer McDuffie (Syracuse, N.Y./East Syracuse Minoa) came off the bench to top Nyack with 23 points and eight rebounds.

The Golden Falcons are next in action at Bloomfield College on Tue., Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.