Lady Vikings Win Battle Of Unbeaten Teams
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, December 5, 2000
Hudson Valley Moves To 11-0 By Downing
Fulton-Montgomery Community College
Troy, December 5 – In a Mountain Valley Conference
matchup pitting two unbeaten women's basketball squads against each other,
Hudson Valley Community College used a solid team effort and a late second
half run to put away Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 67-58. The Lady
Vikings, ranked third among National Junior College Athletic Association
(NJCAA) Division III Region III teams, are now 11-0. The loss drops Fulton-Montgomery,
ranked fourth, to 8-1.
Hudson Valley trailed for only two-and-a-half minutes
in the game (midway through the first half), but Fulton-Montgomery pulled
to within two points, 44-42, with 11:09 remaining in the contest. The Lady
Vikings, however, finished the game on a 23-16 run thanks to 11 second-half
points by Kara Sheehan (Catholic Central) and 10 by Lindsey Bradt
Sheehan twice hit jumpers with the shot clock winding
down during the game-clinching run. The second-year forward, today named
NJCAA Region III Female Athlete of the Week, finished with a game-high
20 points. Bradt added 17 points, 10 rebounds and four steals. Nicole
Cotugno (Rensselaer) had 10 points, including five in the game's final
10 minutes, and four rebounds. Meghan Squires (Hoosic Valley) had
nine points and eight rebounds.
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 67
FULTON-MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 58
Davis 1-2-4, Hampton 0-3-3, Boyce 1-2-4, Kara
Sheehan 8-3-20, Lindsey Bradt 7-3-17, Squires 4-1-9, Nicole Cotugno 4-1-10.
Barham 3-1-7, Bonfey 0-1-1, Davey 4-0-8, Dunk
1-2-4, Sherry George 8-4-20, Vrooman 2-0-4, Tiffany Williams 4-6-14. Totals
Halftime: Hudson Valley, 32-27.
Three-point goals: Hudson Valley – Sheehan 1, Cotugno 1.
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy,
offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions;
Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and
Liberal Arts and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University
of New York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000
students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives
and worker retraining.