Lady Vikings Fall to Fulton-Montgomery 62-54
CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, December 3, 2002
Freshman guard Ashlei Kenchen (Hobart) finished with 20 points to lead the Fulton-Montgomery Community College (8-1) women's basketball team to a 62-54 win over Hudson Valley Community College earlier tonight in Troy. The game was a rematch of last year's NJCAA Division III Region III championship game in which Hudson Valley defeated Fulton-Montgomery 54-46 to advance to the NJCAA national championship tournament.
Sophomore forward Angela Von Wergers (Albany/Bishop Gibbons High School) had 20 points and 13 rebounds to pace the Lady Vikings (7-4). Freshman forward Latrice Cowart (Severn, MD/Meade High School) added 14 points while sophomore guard Tanya DeLaMater (Troy/Tamarac High School) had 12 points and seven assists.
Sophomore forward Lindsay Collar (Gloversville) also finished in double-figures scoring for Fulton-Montgomery with 18 points.
The Raiders increased their five point halftime lead to 37-27 with 15 minutes remaining. Hudson Valley slowly clawed its way back into the game and trailed by only one, 51-50, with 3:33 left in the contest. However, Kenchen scored six straight points to help seal the win for Fulton-Montgomery.
FULTON-MONTGOMERY 62, HUDSON VALLEY 54
Fulton-Montgomery (62): Miriam Wamala 3-0-7, Latasha Witherspoon 2-1-5, Ashlei Kenchen 7-6-20, Vanessa Merolla 1-2-4, Lindsay Collar 7-4-18, Sherrell Scott 1-0-2, Laura Phillips 3-0-6, Totals 24-13-62.
Hudson Valley (54): Casey Brinkman 3-2-8, Latrice Cowart 5-4-14, Tanya DeLaMater 6-0-12, Angela Von Wergers 9-2-20, Totals 23-8-54.
Halftime: Fulton-Montgomery, 28-23.
3-point baskets: Fulton-Montgomery 1 (Wamala), Hudson Valley 0.