Women's Basketball

Hudson Valley Extends Unbeaten Streak

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 25, 2001

Lady Vikings, led by Sheehan's 18 Points,
Handle Schenectady, 68-36

Troy, January 25 – Hudson Valley Community College's women's basketball team never trailed en route to a 68-36 victory over Mountain Valley Conference rival Schenectady County Community College this evening. In fact, the Lady Vikings, ranked first in the nation among National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III teams, tallied 22 points before Schenectady got onto the scoreboard.

At Troy's McDonough Complex, Hudson Valley (16-0) held Schenectady (2-10) scoreless for the game's first 13 minutes and 45 seconds.

During that time, second-year guard/forward Kara Sheehan (Catholic Central) exploded for 11 of her team-high 18 points. The co-captain put an exclamation point on Hudson Valley's game-opening run with a steal that she took coast-to-coast. On the play, Sheehan hit a layup despite being shoved into the base of the basket by a Schenectady player. She then made the ensuing free throw, giving Hudson Valley its 22-0 margin.

Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn) contributed 13 points and five blocks to the Hudson Valley cause. Nicole Cotugno (Rensselaer) had 10 points. Meghan Squires (Hoosic Valley) had eight points and nine rebounds. First-year point guard Megan Davis (Greenwich) had eight assists and five rebounds.

Hudson Valley hosts Adirondack Community College at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 29. The game, which will be played at the McDonough Complex, was originally scheduled for 6 p.m.


Davis 2-1-5, Hampton 2-1-6, Boyce 3-2-8, Kara Sheehan 6-6-18, Lindsey Bradt 4-3-13, Squires 4-0-8, Nicole Cotugno 4-1-10. Totals 25-14-68.

Athena DiLorenzo 8-3-22, Healy 0-1-1, Czarnecki 4-1-9, Blackstone 2-0-4, Owens 0-0-0. Totals 14-5-36.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 35-11.

Three-point field goals: Hudson Valley – Bradt 2, Cotugno 1. Schenectady – DiLorenzo 3.

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.