Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Seeded Seventh In Region III Tournament

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063 or (518) 629-0115
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, February 22, 2004

Vikings to Host Tompkins Cortland at 7 p.m. on Tuesday

The Hudson Valley Community College (15-12) men's basketball team is seeded seventh in NJCAA Region III Division III tournament, and will host No. 10 Tompkins Cortland Community College (14-12) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24 in the opening round of the tournament.

Hudson Valley sports a 7-7 record against the 12 teams in the tournament. The Vikings have defeated each of the tournament's top four seeds-Cobleskill, Mohawk Valley, Cayuga and Columbia-Greene-once this season. Tompkins Cortland defeated Hudson Valley, 90-88, in the teams' only meeting this season on February 7.

Sophomores Tim Kindlon (Delmar/Bethlehem High School) and Bill Heslin (Schaghticoke/Hoosic Valley High School) are Hudson Valley's top scorers this year. Kindlon is averaging 12.8 points and 1.8 assists per game. Heslin is netting 12.7 points and grabbing 7.1 rebounds per contest.

This is the 14th straight season that Hudson Valley has qualified for the Region III tournament.

NJCAA Region III Division III First Round
Tuesday, February 24
#9 Schenectady at #8 Broome
#12 Finger Lakes at #5 Onondaga
#10 Tompkins Cortland at #7 Hudson Valley
#11 North Country at #6 Corning

NJCAA Region III Division III Quarterfinals
Friday, February 27 at Cobleskill
Schenectady/Broome winner vs. #1 Cobleskill
Finger Lakes/Onondaga winner vs. #4 Columbia-Greene
Tompkins Cortland/Hudson Valley winner vs. #2 Mohawk Valley
North Country/Corning winner vs. #3 Cayuga

NJCAA Region III Division III Semifinals
Saturday, February 28 at Cobleskill
Quarterfinal winners

NJCAA Region III Division III Championship
Sunday, February 29 at Cobleskill