Women's Basketball

Cobleskill Downs Hudson Valley in Women’s Basketball

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, November 29, 2007

SUNY Cobleskill (8-1) raced out to a 22-2 lead over the first nine minutes and held on for a 74-56 win over Hudson Valley Community College (3-6) in women’s basketball action this evening in Troy.

After trailing 39-18 at halftime, Hudson Valley attempted to claw its way back into the game in the second half and got as close as 14 points, 60-46, with six minutes remaining, but the Tigers pulled away for the victory down the stretch.

Shelley Pierson (Watervliet/Watervliet High School) paced Cobleskill with 15 points. Sharee Daniels (Poughkeepsie/F.D. Roosevelt High School) added 14 points.

Hudson Valley received a game-high 19 points from sophomore guard Jenna Smith (Cohoes/Cohoes High School). Sophomore Erika Russo (Salem/Salem High School) added 13 points and six rebounds.

Cobleskill (74): Katie Greene 1-0-3, Nicole Garzon 4-3-11, April Ackerman 3-1-8, Marie O’Malley 1-0-3, Trista Thomas 1-0-2, Sharee Daniels 7-0-14, Jess Byerwalters 2-0-4, Breanne Sauve 3-5-11, Hanna Bushey 2-0-4, Shelly Pierson 6-3-15, Totals: 30-12-74

Hudson Valley (56): Rachel Dooley 1-1-3, Char’Lee Frament 1-2-5, Erika Russo 5-2-13, Katie Wilday 1-0-3, Christine Martin 4-0-8, Jenna Smith 5-6-19, Steivie Connell 1-2-4, Lindsay Zilberman 0-1-1, Totals: 18-14-56

Three-point goals: Cobleskill 3 (O’Malley, Greene, Ackerman); Hudson Valley 6 (Smith 3, Wilday, Russo, Frament)

Halftime: Cobleskill led 39-18.