Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Defeats Clinton

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

The Hudson Valley Community College (4-4) men's basketball team raced out to a 33-19 halftime lead and held on to defeat Clinton Community College, 72-59, tonight in the McDonough Sports Complex.

Freshman center Larry Tape (Cicero/Cicero-North Syracuse High School) was one of two Hudson Valley players to register a double-double on the night. Tape finished with 16 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks. Sophomore forward Bill Heslin (Schaghticoke/Hoosic Valley High School) added 10 points and 10 boards.

In addition to Hudson Valley's inside game, sophomore guard Tim Kindlon (Delmar/Bethlehem High School) hit a trio of three pointers and finished with 12 points. Freshman guard Maurice Frye (Middletown/Middletown High School) chipped in 10 points and six rebounds.

Freshman forward Chris Castine (Saranac High School) finished with 13 points to lead Clinton (2-10).

Hudson Valley will travel to SUNY Cobleskill on Thursday, December 4. The game tips off at 7 p.m. Cobleskill is ranked No. 6 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll.


Clinton (59): Joseph Baptiste 1-3-5, Corey Wright 3-2-11, Jean Mirville 1-0-2, Curtis McLaurin 1-0-2, Omar Saleem 2-2-6, Chris Castine 4-4-13, Yvon Dantes 3-0-6, Bryan Duprey 3-1-7, Ryan Reif 3-1-7, Totals 21-13-59.

Hudson Valley (72): Bob Boughton 0-3-3, Brendon Bradt 2-2-7, Maurice Frye 3-3-10, Antwan Gibson 1-3-5, Bill Heslin 4-2-10, Tim Kindlon 4-1-12, Aric Kucel 2-0-5, Mark Reilly 1-0-2, Jon Steinbiss 1-0-2, Larry Tape 4-8-16.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 33-19.

3-point goals: Clinton 4 (Wright 3, Castine). Hudson Valley 6 (Kindlon 3, Bradt, Frye, Kucel).