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Lakers Top Vikings on Road

Lakers Top Vikings on Road

TROY, NY – The Finger Lakes Women's Basketball team defeated Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday by the score of 52-48. With the win, Finger Lakes levels their season record at 3-3. The Lakers are also 3-2 in regional play.

Casey Dean opened the scoring for the Lakers draining a three on the opening possession. Finger Lakes shared the ball well opening the game. They assisted on three of the opening four baskets of the game and held a 9-5 lead five minutes into the game. Hudson Valley would fight back to tie the game halfway through the half, 14-14. The teams would exchange baskets and leads throughout the rest of the half. Finger Lakes would pull ahead and carry a 26-23 lead into the break.

Kelly Broderick led the Lakers at the half with seven points. Casey Dean and Rachel Graves each added five. Ryenn Smith had a great half defensively totaling seven rebounds and four steals.

Once again, a Laker three would start the scoring off for Finger Lakes in the half. This time it would be Kelly Broderick. Hudson Valley would go on a 7-0 run over the next six minutes to take the lead. Finger Lakes would answer with a run of their own. Rachel Graves would hit a driving layup. She would then force a steal defensively, outlet it to Alex Shepard, who found Alexis Maiorano in cutting to the basket for the layup and 35-32 lead with 10 minutes left in the game. The score would be tied at 37-37 with six minutes to play. On two straight possessions, freshman guard Taylor Guerin would find Casey Dean for the jumper. Ryenn Smith would drain a shot from the middle of the lane to give Finger Lakes a four point lead, 45-41. The Lakers would make that lead hold and carry the margin to a 52-48 victory.

Casey Dean and Kelly Broderick each finished with 12 points and five rebounds. Ryenn Smith led the Lakers with 10 rebounds to go with her six points. Alex Shepard added six points, seven rebounds and four assists.

Finger Lakes controlled the paint and boards against the Vikings. They had 40 rebounds, half of which came on the offensive end. The Lakers also turned up the defensive pressure and had 14 steals against Hudson Valley.

Finger Lakes will take on SUNY Adirondack to finish out their road trip on Sunday. Tipoff from the campus of SUNY Adirondack is set for noon.