Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Rallies to Defeat Herkimer

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Sophomore forward Bill Heslin (Schaghticoke/Hoosic Valley High School) finished with 22 points and eight rebounds to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (3-2) men's basketball team to a 79-74 win over Herkimer Community College (3-6). The win snapped a two game losing streak for Hudson Valley and was the third straight win for the Vikings over Herkimer.

Trailing 72-69 with 3:35 remaining, Hudson Valley went on a 10-2 run to close out the game and the win. Freshman guard Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville High School) had three steals during the run. He finished the game with nine points, eight rebounds, eight assists and four steals.

Sophomore center Larry Tape (Cicero/Cicero-North Syracuse High School) added 13 points for the Vikings, who hit 12 three-point baskets during the game.

Freshman forward Tommie Fair (Henninger High School) had 20 points to pace Herkimer.

Hudson Valley will travel to Broome Community College for a 3 p.m. contest on Saturday, November 22.


Herkimer (74): Chris Reaves 8-1-17, Tim Bellamy 2-0-4, Marquavis Ruffin 1-1-4, Tommie Fair 9-0-20, Dan Murray 2-2-6, Brandon Fudge 2-2-6, Ollie Boziak 1-0-3, Raynard Jones 6-0-14, Totals: 31-6-74.

Hudson Valley (79): Bob Boughton 1-0-2, Brandon Bradt 1-3-6, Maurice Frye 2-3-8, Antwan Gibson 4-0-9, Bill Heslin 8-2-22, Tim Kindlon 2-2-8, Aric Kucel 3-0-9, Mark Reilly 1-0-2, Larry Tape 5-3-13, Totals: 27-13-79.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 43-37