Women's Basketball

Lady Vikings Defeat Herkimer 73-45

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, February 1, 2003

Sophomore forward Angela Von Wergers (Albany/Bishop Gibbons High School) finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (16-6) women's basketball team to a 73-45 win over Herkimer County Community College earlier this afternoon in Troy.

Freshman forward Latrice Cowart (Severn, MD/Meade High School) also posted a double-double for Hudson valley, finishing with 16 points and a game-high 18 boards. Sophomore guard Casey Brinkman (Troy/Troy High School) finished with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists while sophomore forward Carolyn Keeler (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) netted 13 points. Sophomore guard Tanya DeLaMater (Troy/Tamarac High School) added eight points and seven assists.

Hudson Valley scored the first nine points of the second half, which stretched a 34-19 halftime lead to 43-19. DeLaMater and Cowart each hit a pair of buckets during the run. Herkimer was unable to cut its deficit to less than 20 points the rest of the contest.

Kristal Fletcher (Brushton-Moira) paced Herkimer (9-12) with 16 points, including a trio of three-point baskets.

Hudson Valley will host SUNY Morrisville on Thursday, February 6 at 5 p.m.


Herkimer (45): Kristal Fletcher 6-1-16, Ashley Swint 1-0-2, Cassie Yates 4-2-10, Kerri McConville 2-1-4, Megan Miller 4-0-8, Danielle Cascanet 1-0-2, Amy Piersma 1-0-2, Totals 19-2-45.

Hudson Valley (73): Carolyn Keeler 6-1-13, Danielle White 1-0-2, Casey Brinkman 6-1-14, Lindsay Frament 0-1-1, Latrice Cowart 7-2-16, Tanya DeLaMater 3-0-8, Angela Von Wergers 8-3-19, Totals 31-8-73.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 34-19.

3-point goals: Herkimer 5 (Fletcher 3, Yates 2). Hudson Valley 3 (DeLaMater 2, Brinkman).