Women's Basketball

Lady Vikings Run Past Schenectady, 80-32

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 24, 2002

Troy, N.Y., January 24, 2002 – Hudson Valley Community College's women's basketball team went on a 21-0 run to begin tonight's matchup with Schenectady County Community College. The Lady Vikings, who never trailed, rolled to an 80-32 victory at Troy's McDonough Complex.

Hudson Valley, ranked No. 7 in the nation among Division III junior colleges, is now 14-3 overall. This is the second time this season Hudson Valley has topped Schenectady, which is now 5-11.

All-American Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn H.S.) led all scorers with 26 points. The Hudson Valley guard/forward also contributed eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals. She was 12-for-17 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line.

Hudson Valley's Meghan Squires (Hoosic Valley H.S.) had 12 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Point guard Megan Davis (Greenwich H.S.) had 10 points, seven assists and just one turnover. She was 5-for-6 from the field. Angela von Wergers (Bishop Gibbons H.S.), who sang the national anthem before the game, had seven rebounds.

In the 2000-01 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic teams combined to win 72 percent of their contests. The ice hockey team won the NJCAA championship, the baseball team earned a berth in the NJCAA World Series and the football team won the Region III title. The women's basketball team earned a No. 1 national ranking and turned in a 24-3 record while the men's hoop squad competed in the Region III championship game. Additionally, two Vikings earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status, 20 were named All-Region III performers, and 10 were honored with All-American status.