Women's Basketball

Squires Leads Way To Victory With Triple-Double

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, February 6, 2001

Hoosic Valley Grad Contributes 15 Points, 10 Rebounds
And 10 Blocks As Lady Vikings Rumble To 63-30 Win

Troy, February 6 Meagan Squires (Hoosic Valley) made her intentions clear early this evening. Just three minutes into Hudson Valley Community College's game against SUNY Morrisville, the forward swatted away Morrisville field goal attempts on three consecutive possessions. And Squires made sure Morrisville's women's basketball team continued to feel the sting of rejection. Again and again.

A 6-foot freshman, Squires turned in the strongest performance of her collegiate career, recording a triple-double, and led Hudson Valley to a 63-30 Mountain Valley Conference victory.

The Lady Vikings, ranked sixth in the nation among NJCAA Division III teams, improved to 21-1 with the win. Hudson Valley opened the game with a 29-3 run. Morrisville, who has now lost to Hudson Valley twice in six days, is 6-17.

Squires, whose sister, Christy, played for Hudson Valley's 1992-93 national championship squad, contributed 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 blocks and five steals. With less than a minute left in this evening's game, she needed just one block and one rebound to record Hudson Valley's first triple-double of the season. She got both with about 20 seconds remaining, as a Morrisville player tried to drive the lane. Squires brought the McDonough Complex crowd to its feet with the emphatic and, by this time, familiar sound of leather against skin. She then gobbled up the rebound, completing the triple-double.

First-year guard/forward Valerie Boyce (Schuylerville) had 15 points and eight rebounds. Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn) tallied 11 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Point guard Megan Davis (Greenwich) had six points, five assists and four rebounds. Every player scored for the Lady Vikings.

Hudson Valley celebrated "National Girls and Women in Sports Day" tonight. The Lady Vikings gave away T-shirts, raffled off a wind suit and played in front of a packed house, full of Capital Region girls who were admitted to the game free of charge. The Cohoes Catholic Warriors and the Cohoes Modified Tigers played at halftime of the Hudson Valley-Morrisville game.


Davis 3-0-6, Hampton 1-0-2, Valerie Boyce 3-7-15, Gorman 2-0-5, Lappies 2-1-5, Lindsey Bradt 4-3-11, Meagan Squires 7-1-15, Cotugno 1-2-4. Totals 23-14-63.

Alvarez 2-0-4, Lee Oliver 5-2-12, Millhollen 1-0-2, Hozh 2-0-6, Wenzel 2-2-6. Totals 12-4-30.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 45-18.

3-point goals: Hudson Valley 1 – Gorman 1. Morrisville 2 – Hozh 2.

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.