Women's Basketball

Hudson Valley Women's Basketball Defeats Schenectady

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Sophomore forward Molly McGuire (Ravena/Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk High School) and freshman guard Jenna Smith (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) each posted double-doubles to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (11-9) women's basketball team to a 71-42 win over Schenectady County Community College tonight in Troy.

McGuire scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Smith had 14 points and dished out 10 assists for the Lady Vikings, who raced out to a commanding 41-14 halftime lead. Freshmen Jenna Hughes (Poestenkill/Averill Park High School) and Erika Russo (Salem/Salem High School) also had 14 points apiece in the game for Hudson Valley.

Schenectady received a team-high 13 points from sophomore Lindsey Bergen (Mohonasen High School) and 12 points from sophomore Nicole Pallotolo (Schenectady High School).


Schenectady (42): Shekinah Belmar 1-1-3, Lindsey Bergen 4-3-13, Rachel Lewis 2-0-4, Whitney Perkins 3-4-10, Nicole Pallotolo 5-0-12, Totals: 15-8-42.

Hudson Valley (71): Molly McGuire 8-1-17, Amy Georgia 4-0-8, Erika Russo 5-3-14, Christine Martin 1-0-2, Jenna Smith 5-2-14, Dianna Welyczko 1-0-2, Jenna Hughes 5-3-14, Totals: 29-9-71.

Three-point goals: Schenectady 4 (Bergen 2, Pallotolo 2), Hudson Valley 4 (Russo, Smith 2, Hughes)

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 41-14.