Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Upends Herkimer 60-43

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, February 1, 2003

The Hudson Valley Community College (11-8) men's basketball team used a 19-4 run, over the final 10:28 of the game, to defeat Herkimer County Community College 60-43 earlier this afternoon in Troy.

Sophomore guard Markael Brace (Albany/Albany High School) finished with 19 points, seven rebounds and four steals to pace Hudson Valley. The inside tandem of freshman forward Allan Dickson (Troy/Troy High School) and sophomore center Bill Heslin (Schaghticoke/Hoosic Valley High School) contributed 10 points apiece.

Sophomore center Marcel Tirado (West Roxbury, MA) paced Herkimer (9-15) with 18 points while freshman guard Mike Flemming (Edison Tech) added 13 points.

Hudson Valley had its 33-22 halftime lead cut to two, 41-39, with 10:44 left in the game. However, the Vikings defense turned it up a notch and held the visiting Generals scoreless over the next eight minutes as they pulled away for the win.

Hudson Valley will host Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m.


Herkimer (43): Kashif Summers 3-0-6, Dan Murray 3-0-6, Mike Flemming 6-0-13, Marcel Tirado 6-6-18, Totals 18-6-43.

Hudson Valley (60): Tim Kindlon 1-0-2, Josh Wysocki 3-2-9, Justin Smith 3-0-8, Allan Dickson 4-0-10, Bill Heslin 4-1-10, Markael Brace 6-3-19, Bob Boughton 0-2-2, Totals 21-8-60.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 33-22

3-point goals: Herkimer 1 (Flemming). Hudson Valley 10 (Brace 4, Smith 2, Dickson 2, Heslin, Wysocki).