Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Downs Schenectady 106-61

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, January 21, 2003

Seven players finished in double-figures scoring for the Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball team in a 106-61 win over Schenectady County Community College earlier tonight in Troy.

Hudson Valley has won five of its last six games to run its record to 9-5 on the season. The Vikings have won 15 straight games over Schenectady under head coach Vince Medici.

Sophomore guard Markael Brace (Albany/Albany High School) led the Vikings with 26 points, six rebounds and four steals. Sophomore center Bill Heslin (Schaghticoke/Hoosic Valley High School) and freshman forward Bob Boughton (Glenmont/Bethlehem High School) each posted double-doubles for Hudson Valley. Heslin had 13 points and 14 rebounds while Boughton finished with 12 points and 12 boards.

Also finishing in double-figures scoring for the Vikings, were freshman guard Antwan Gibson (Troy/Troy High School) with 16 points, freshman guard Justin Smith (East Greenbush/Columbia High School) with 12 points, sophomore guard Josh Wysocki (Hoosick Falls/Hoosick Falls High School) with 11 points, and freshman guard Tim Kindlon (Delmar/Bethlehem High School) with 10 points.

Freshman guard Dwayne Marshall (Amsterdam High School) led Schenectady (1-15) with 18 points. Sophomore guard Ben Yauchler (Duanesburg High School) hit five three-point baskets to finish with 17 points and sophomore forward Willie Turner (Albany High School) contributed 16 points.

Hudson Valley will travel to SUNY Delhi on Thursday, January 23. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.


Schenectady (61): Dwayne Marshall 3-10-18, Vitaliy Volpov 1-1-3, Ben Yauchler 6-0-17, Pat Verrett 2-0-5, Willie Turner 6-3-16, Craig Blowers 1-0-2, Totals 19-14-61.

Hudson Valley (106): Tim Kindlon 3-2-10, Josh Wysocki 2-6-11, Justin Smith 4-3-12, Bill Heslin 5-2-13, Markael Brace 9-6-26, Bob Boughton 6-0-12, Antwan Gibson 6-2-16, Jeremy Sowle 3-0-6, Totals 38-21-106.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 46-25.

3-point goals: Schenectady 9 (Yauchler 5, Marshall 2, Verrett, Turner). Hudson Valley 9 (Kindlon 2, Brace 2, Gibson 2, Wysocki, Smith, Heslin).