Women's Basketball

Lady Vikings' Streak Continues

CONTACT: R. Sean Coffey, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Friday, Jan. 29, 2010

The Hudson Valley Community College women's basketball team (11-7) defeated North Country Community College on Friday, Jan. 29, 60-56.

After trailing 28-26 at the half, the Lady Vikings took the lead on a Paige Colfer (Watervliet, Menands) put-back, 42-20, with 10 minutes left. The basket kick-started a 7-0 Lady Viking run. With 1:38 on the clock, Jill Oravsky (Catskill, Catskill) completed a 3-point play and to give Hudson Valley a 54-47 lead that they wouldn't relinquish. A driving lay-up by Molly McGrouty (Watervliet, Watervliet) and free throws by Sarah Carciobolo (Colonie, Colonie) helped to secure the 60-56 victory down the stretch.

Colfer turned in an amazing stat line of 24 points and 23 rebounds and has put herself in the discussion as one of the top forwards in Region III. Alex Brazill (Waterford Halfmoon, Waterford) was the only other Lady Viking in double figures for scoring with 11 points. McGrouty ended the night with five assists.

The ladies will be back on their home floor on Sunday, Jan. 31 when they take on Schenectady Community College at noon.