Women's Basketball

Schenectady Downs Hudson Valley in Women’s Basketball

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Schenectady County Community College (7-5) women’s basketball team used a late 15-0 run to pull away for a 58-42 win over Hudson Valley Community College (4-9) tonight in Troy.

Schenectady led 40-36 with 8:50 remaining in the game before scoring the next 15 points over five minutes that put the game away for the Royals.

Freshman center Samantha Manning (Columbia High School) netted a game-high 16 points for Schenectady.

Hudson Valley, which connected on just 13-of-58 shots (22.4 percent) from the floor in the game, got 14 points from sophomore guard Jenna Smith (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) and 13 points apiece from sophomore guard Erika Russo (Salem/Salem High School) and freshman forward Rachel Dooley (Grafton/Berlin High School). Russo also had 10 rebounds.


Schenectady (58): Shekinah Belmar 3-3-9, Beth Martin 1-1-4, Cheriel Rice 1-0-3, Whitney Perkins 1-2-4, Rachel Lewis 0-1-1, Tricia Loux 1-0-2, Rosa Pardee 3-1-8, Sarah Couvillon 4-1-9, Samantha Manning 7-2-16, Totals: 21-11-58

Hudson Valley (42): Rachel Dooley 5-3-13, Erika Russo 4-4-13, Jenna Smith 4-5-14, Lindsay Zilberman 0-2-2, Totals: 13-14-42.

Three-point goals: Schenectady 3 (Martin, Rice, Pardee); Hudson Valley 2 (Russo, Smith)

Halftime: Schenectady led 25-24