Women's Basketball

Hudson Valley Never Trails Raiders

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

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, February 19, 2002

Lady Vikings Down FMCC, 64-56

Troy, N.Y., February 19, 2002 – After opening up a 5-0 lead at Troy's McDonough Complex this evening, Hudson Valley Community College's women's basketball team never trailed Fulton-Montgomery Community College. Led by All-American Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn H.S.)'s 24 points and nine rebounds, the Lady Vikings, ranked No. 4 in the nation among Division III junior colleges, scored a minor upset, downing the No. 3 Lady Raiders, 64-56.

Hudson Valley led, 29-22, at halftime, but Fulton-Montgomery pulled to within five points with seven minutes remaining in the game. That's when the Lady Vikings went on a 7-0 run to keep Fulton-Montgomery at bay. The decisive tear was fueled by four points from Meghan Squires (Hoosic Valley H.S.) and a 3-pointer by Tanya DeLaMater (Tamarac H.S.).

Squires finished with 17 points and seven rebounds. DeLaMater had nine points, three rebounds and a pair of assists. Bradt, meanwhile, also had five assists and three steals.

Hudson Valley, which lost at Fulton-Montgomery earlier this season, is 21-4 overall. Fulton-Montgomery, which had not lost to a Division III opponent prior to tonight's contest, is 24-2.

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.