2011-2012 HVWAC Basketball Championships
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
After dropping a two-point decision to St. Joseph's in the regular season, the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences won a convincing 67-48 wire-to-wire victory to capture their second straight championship. In the third straight meeting between the Panthers and Lady Bears for the title, Albany Pharmacy used a balanced offense that saw four starters score 14 points each and used their size advantage to maintain a 48-28 rebounding edge. The Panthers raced out to a 16-4 lead in the first eight minutes and never looked back, leading by as many as 20 midway through the second half.
Sunday 2/19 at Albany College of
#2 Albany Pharmacy def. #1 St. Joseph's, 67-48
Alyson Johnson • Albany
College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Senior • Forward • Malone, NY/Franklin Academy
Alyson Johnson was selected as the 2012 HVWAC Tournament Most Valuable Player. The senior forward averaged 21.5 points and 7.0 rebounds for the tournament, pouring in a tournament-high 29 points helping to hold off Berkeley in the semifinal and added 14 points and nine rebounds in the championship.
Coach of the Year
Susan Kern • College of New Rochelle
College of New Rochelle head coach Susan Kern was selected by her peers as the 2011-2012 Coach of the Year. In her second year at the helm of the Blue Angels, Kern squad saw a four-fold improvement, going from a two-win campaign last season to eight wins and a fourth place conference finish this season.