Hudson Valley Hoop Teams At The Top Of Latest Region III Report
CONTACT: Jeff Foley or Sarah Boggess (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, December 12, 2000
Hudson Valley Community College's men's and
women's basketball teams are ranked first on the weekly National Junior
College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region III athletic report released
today. The report includes statistics from more than 30 two-year colleges
from across the Northeast.
The basketball teams are both at the top of the NJCAA
Region III coach's poll. Under the direction of second-year head coach
Colleen Ferris, Hudson Valley's women's team (12-0) is off to its best
start since 1992-93 (when Paul Bishop's squad captured the first 18 games
of the season) and the third-best start in school history.
Defensively, the women's team is ranked second among
NJCAA Region III teams, holding opponents to 48.1 points per game. Offensively,
the Lady Vikings are ranked third, scoring 69.6 points per game.
First-year guard/forward Lindsey Bradt (Bishop
Maginn) has the best free throw percentage in Region III (86.6). She
also is the fifth-leading scorer, averaging 18.4 points per contest. Second-year
guard/forward Kara Sheehan (Catholic Central) has the second-best
field goal percentage (56.1).
Hudson Valley's men's basketball team (9-1), allowing
just 63.4 points per game, has the second-ranked defense among NJCAA Region
III teams. In addition to the number one Region III ranking, the Vikings
are ranked sixth in the nation among NJCAA Division III teams.
The Hudson Valley hockey team (8-4) is ranked second
on the report.