Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Downs Delhi 85-74

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 22, 2003

Sophomore center Bill Heslin (Schaghticoke/Hoosic Valley High School) had 21 points and nine rebounds to lead the Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball team to an 85-74 win over SUNY Delhi (8-9) in Troy.

Hudson Valley, which recently suffered through a four-game losing streak, has won two straight contests to run its record to 8-8 on the year. The Vikings will host Mohawk Valley Community College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 24.

"It's good to finally be winning again," Hudson Valley head coach Vince Medici said. "Our defense has really stepped up the last two games."

Leading 63-59 with nine minutes remaining, Hudson Valley went on a 14-4 run over the next six minutes to seal the victory.

Three other Hudson Valley players finished in double-figures scoring. Freshman center Larry Tape (Syracuse/Cicero-North Syracuse High School) had 17 points. Freshman guard Brendon Bradt (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) added 15 points and four assists, and sophomore forward Bob Boughton (Glenmont/Bethlehem High School) contributed 11 points and eight boards.

Sophomore forward Lloyd Clinton (Brooklyn) had 19 points to pace Delhi.


Delhi (74): Corey Pigott 2-0-4, Gamal Ingram 1-3-5, Mark Chan 4-0-8, Tremane Brown 4-0-9, Lloyd Clinton 6-4-19, De'Von Hyman 1-2-4, Lennox Grootfaam 1-0-2, Lexton Andrews 3-0-7, James Dorismond 5-0-10, Greg Harrison 3-0-6, Totals: 30-9-74.

Hudson Valley (85): Bob Boughton 5-0-11, Brendon Bradt 5-2-15, Antwan Gibson 3-0-8, Bill Heslin 6-8-21, Tim Kindlon 2-0-5, Aric Kucel 3-2-8, Larry Tape 8-1-17, Totals: 32-13-85.

Halftime: Delhi, 39-37.

3-point goals: Delhi 5 (Clinton 3, Brown, Andrews); Hudson Valley 8 (Bradt 3, Gibson 2, Boughton, Heslin, Kindlon).