Women's Basketball

Hudson Valley Women's Basketball Falls to Mohawk Valley

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

The Hudson Valley Community College (7-10) women's basketball team lost to Mohawk Valley Community College, 71-28, earlier today in Troy.

The game was tied, 11-11, with 14 minutes remaining in the opening half before Mohawk Valley went on a 31-7 run to close out the half.

Four players finished in double-figures scoring for Mohawk Valley (18-1), which has won 18 consecutive games and is ranked No. 4 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll. Sophomore Clarissa Newton (Albany) led the way with 17 points. Freshman guard Vanessa Rivera (Bronx) added 15 points.

Sophomore forward Kate Collins (Eagle Mills/Tamarac High School) led Hudson Valley with 10 points and eight rebounds.

Mohawk Valley (71): Natasha Box 1-0-2, Latoya Coley 5-1-13, Melanie Keil 2-0-5, Sarah Gaffney 1-0-3, Vanessa Rivera 7-0-15, Clarissa Newton 8-1-17, Nicole Day 6-0-13, Erica Van Wormer 1-1-3, Totals: 31-3-71.

Hudson Valley (28): Eryn Hockler 0-2-2, Kate Collins 3-4-10, Candra Scott 1-0-2, Paige Chadwick 0-1-1, Stacey Swan 2-3-7, Elizabeth Ferenczy 2-0-4, Marissa Wager 1-0-2, Totals: 9-10-28.

Halftime: Mohawk Valley, 42-18.

3-point goals: Mohawk Valley 6 (Coley 2, Keil, Gaffney, Rivera, Day).