Women's Basketball

Hudson Valley Women’s Basketball Cruises Past Columbia-Greene

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, December 02, 2006

Sophomore guard Erika Russo (Salem/Salem High School) scored a career-high 24 points to go along with seven rebounds to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (7-4/6-3 Region III) women’s basketball team to an 80-29 win over Columbia-Greene Community College today in Troy.

Hudson Valley’s defense limited the Twins to just nine-for-57 shooting from the floor.

Freshman forward Ryan Graham (Menands/Shaker High School) posted a double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds for the Lady Vikings. Freshman Jenna Hughes (Poestenkill/Averill Park High School) and sophomore Molly McGuire (Ravena/Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School) chipped in 13 points apiece.

Sophomore Julie Westinghouse (Saugerties) paced Columbia-Greene with 13 points.


Columbia-Greene (29): Colleen Tetreault 2-0-4, Dwinella Beckford 0-2-2, Rebecca White 1-1-4, Julie Westinghouse 3-5-13, Ashley Hughes 1-0-2, Samantha Nguyen 1-0-2, Peggy White 1-0-2, Totals: 9-8-29

Hudson Valley (80): Molly McGuire 6-2-13, Ryan Graham 7-2-16, Amy Georgia 3-0-6, Erika Russo 11-0-24, Christine Martin 2-0-4, Jenna Hughes 5-1-13, Liz Ashline 2-0-4, Totals: 35-5-80.

Three-point goals: Columbia-Greene 3 (Westinghouse 2, White); Hudson Valley 5 (McGuire, Russo 2, Hughes 2).

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 46-17.