Women's Basketball

Lady Vikings Return To Action With 71-38 Victory

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, January 11, 2002

Bradt Tallies 24 Points, 10 Rebounds and Five Assists;
Every Active Player Scores For Hudson Valley

Troy, N.Y., January 11, 2002 – Hudson Valley Community College's women's basketball, which had been on a Christmas break since Dec. 8, returned to Troy's McDonough Complex tonight with a 71-38 victory against Herkimer County Community College. First Team All-American guard/forward Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn H.S.) led Hudson Valley with a game-high 24 points. She had a double-double; in addition to her 24 points, Bradt had 10 rebounds.

The Lady Vikings, ranked sixth in the nation among NJCAA Division III teams, are now 10-3 overall. The loss drops Herkimer to 8-6.

Bradt helped her squad open up a 20-7 lead in the game's opening seven minutes by figuring in on each of Hudson Valley's first five baskets. Bradt, who finished with five assists, hit four field goals in the first seven minutes and earned an assist on Tonya DeLaMater (Tamarac H.S.)'s 3-point basket. In all, Bradt scored 10 of Hudson Valley's first 20 points.

While Bradt provided the spark early, the second half belonged to 5-foot-3 Jill Valachovic (Schalmont H.S), a first-year guard for Hudson Valley. Valachovic scored all of her 13 points in the game's final 20 minutes, and she also contributed a pair of assists.

Every active player on Hudson Valley's roster scored at least two points, and seven players scored six points or more. Meghan Squires (Hoosic Valley H.S.) had eight points, 10 rebounds and three blocks. Amy Trowbridge (Chatham H.S.) had six points and nine boards. DeLaMater had eight assists to go with her six points. Meg Davis (Greenwich H.S.) had five assists.