Women's Basketball

Women’s Basketball Edged by Albany Pharmacy

CONTACT: Lawrence Snyder, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Hudson Valley Community College women’s basketball team (2-4) lost to Albany Pharmacy (2-3) 54-50 on Tuesday evening.

Down by one at the end of the first half, the Vikings rallied to outscore the Panthers in the third quarter to take a 39-34 lead. With 1:30 left in the fourth quarter, the score was tied 47-47 before Kali Szczepanski (Watervliet/Watervliet) hit a three to put the Vikings up 50-47. The Panthers answered with a layup and came up with a big defensive stop. After a timeout, Albany Pharmacy scored on another layup to take the lead.

Clutch free-throw shooting in the last 25 seconds of the game sealed the victory for the Panthers. With only 14.3 seconds left on the clock, the Vikings found themselves down by four and unable to answer Albany Pharmacy's late run.

Szczepanski led the team with 24 points, and Shelby Dugan (Watervliet/Watervliet) added 9 in the loss.

The women travel to Dutchess on Thursday for a game at 5 p.m.