Men's Basketball

Vikings Win Third Straight, 66-62

CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085

FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Schenectady, N.Y., January 22, 2002 – Hudson Valley Community College's men's basketball team went on a 21-3 run midway through the second half to capture its third consecutive win tonight. The Vikings defeated Mountain Valley Conference foe Schenectady County Community College, 66-62, capturing their fifth victory in their last six games.

Hudson Valley is now 9-7 overall. Schenectady is 11-7.

Schenectady led by three points at halftime, 32-29, but Hudson Valley's surge gave the Vikings a 63-46 advantage. The Vikings then fended off a late charge by Schenectady to secure the win.

Markael Brace (Albany H.S.) led Hudson Valley with 16 points and nine rebounds. Jeremy Schneible (Greenwich H.S.) also scored 16 points.

In the 2000-01 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic teams combined to win 72 percent of their contests. The ice hockey team won the NJCAA championship, the baseball team earned a berth in the NJCAA World Series and the football team won the Region III title. The women's basketball team earned a No. 1 national ranking and turned in a 24-3 record while the men's hoop squad competed in the Region III championship game. Additionally, two Vikings earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status, 20 were named All-Region III performers, and 10 were honored with All-American status.