Women's Basketball

Women's Hoop Team Wins Tarentelli Classic

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, December 12, 2001

Lindsey Bradt and Meghan Squires Earn Post-Tournament Honors

Hudson Valley Community College's women's basketball team captured first place in the four-team Tarentelli Classic in Corning, N.Y., on Dec. 7 and 8. All-American guard/forward Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn H.S.) was named Most Valuable Player at the tournament and teammate Meghan Squires (Hoosic Valley H.S.), a second-year center, was named to the All-Tournament team.

In Hudson Valley's two games, Bradt averaged 23.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists. She also had seven steals and five blocks. Squires, meanwhile, averaged 16.0 points and 12.0 rebounds. She also contributed five steals and four blocks.

The Lady Vikings, who do not play again until Jan. 11 due to a Christmas break, are now 8-3 overall. Hudson Valley is ranked fifth in the nation among NJCAA Division III teams.

In the opening game of the Tarentelli Classic, on Dec. 7 against Erie Community College, the Lady Vikings built a 36-20 halftime lead en route to a 66-31 victory. Bradt had 22 points, and Squires had 17 points.

In the Dec. 8 championship game, against Corning Community College, the Lady Vikings used a strong second half, outscoring Corning 34-16, to roll to a 68-45 win. Bradt was 9-of-12 from the field. She had 25 points, 15 rebounds and five assists. Squires had 16 rebounds and 15 points, and she also had three steals and three blocks.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining.