Lady Vikings Unbeaten Streak Reaches Double Figures
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Hudson Valley Beats Top-Ranked Broome, 65-57,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, December 2, 2000
And Improves 2000 Record To 10-0
Troy, December 2 – With Broome Community College trailing by just two
points and time winding down, Hudson Valley Community College's Nicole
Cotugno (Rensselaer) stepped up and made several clutch baskets, sending the
visitors home with a loss. Hudson Valley had led the Mountain Valley
Conference matchup by as many as 11 points in the second half, but with 4:02
remaining, Broome pulled within two points, 54-52. That's when Cotugno went
The five-foot-nine second-year forward drew a foul and nailed her first
shot from the charity stripe. Her second attempt rattled out, but teammate
Lindsey Bradt (Bishop Maginn) grabbed the rebound and fed the ball to a
driving Cotugno, who laid it in for two more points.
Cotugno, who scored all six of her points in the last 11 minutes,
extended Hudson Valley's lead to 57-52 and helped the Lady Vikings push
their unbeaten streak to 10 games. Hudson Valley defeated Broome 65-57.
Hudson Valley entered the game ranked fourth among NJCAA Division III
Region III games. Broome was ranked first.
Hudson Valley out-rebounded Broome 41-24 and made 18-of-23 foul shots.
The Lady Vikings never trailed after seizing an 11-10 lead on a Bradt foul
shot with seven minutes gone in the first half. Bradt finished with 13
points, 11 rebounds and five assists. Kara Sheehan (Catholic Central) led
all scorers with 19 points. She also contributed 12 rebounds. First-year
forward Meghan Squires (Hoosic Valley) had 11 points, 10 rebounds and three
Hudson Valley is now 10-0. The loss dropped Broome 9-2.
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 65
BROOME COMMUNITY COLLEGE 57
Davis 2-2-6, Hampton 1-0-2, Boyce 2-4-8, Kara Sheehan 9-0-19, Lindsey
Bradt 3-7-13, Meghan Squires 4-3-11, Cotugno 2-2-6. Totals 23-18-65.
Dana Gelinger 3-3-10, Lisa Barnes 5-5-15, Schwarz 1-0-2, Coyne 0-3-3,
Sue Rice 7-3-17, Gretz 1-0-2, Andrew 2-2-6, Alston 1-0-2. Totals 20-16-57.
Halftime: Hudson Valley, 33-26.
Three-point goals: Hudson Valley – Sheehan 1. Broome – Gelinger 1.
Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50
degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions; Business;
Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Liberal Arts
and Sciences. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New
York system, Hudson Valley has an enrollment of more than 9,000 students
each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and