Women's Basketball

Lady Vikings defeat Schenectady 54-47

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 22, 2004

Latrice Cowart Picks Up 500th Career Rebound for Hudson Valley

Freshman guard Jocelyn Moy (Greenwich/Greenwich High School) finished with 22 points and five rebounds to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (9-7) women's basketball team to a 54-47 win over Schenectady County Community College (11-5) in Troy.

Sophomore forward Latrice Cowart (Severn, MD/Meade High School) had 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Lady Vikings. In the process, Cowart became the third player in Hudson Valley history with 500 career rebounds. She has 505 career boards.

After holding a slim 27-25 lead at halftime, Hudson Valley went on a 15-3 run to open the second half and never looked back.

"We needed to get this win tonight, especially with Mohawk Valley coming in here on Saturday, " Hudson Valley head coach Colleen Ferris said. "Our defensive pressure allowed us to go on the run and get the big lead after halftime."

Also finishing in double-figures scoring for Hudson Valley was sophomore forward Megan Baldwin (Glenmont/Bethlehem High School), who finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

Sophomore forward Darcell Lucas (Schenectady High School) had 21 points to lead Schenectady.

Hudson Valley will host Mohawk Valley Community College at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 24. Mohawk Valley currently is 13-0 and ranked second in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.


Schenectady (47): Kristen Lipscomb 0-8-8, Darcell Lucas 8-4-21, Elizabeth Kergel 1-0-2, Amanda Udell 3-3-9, Laurel Campbell 3-0-7, Totals 15-15-47

Hudson Valley (54): Kate Collins 2-0-4, Lindsay Frament 2-0-4, Latrice Cowart 5-0-10, Jocelyn Moy 9-3-22, Amy Trowbridge 1-2-4, Megan Baldwin 4-0-10, Totals: 23-5-54.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 27-25.

3-point goals: Schenectady 2 (Lucas, Campbell), Hudson Valley 3 (Baldwin 2, Moy).