Men's Basketball

Sixth-Ranked Cobleskill Downs Hudson Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, December 2, 2004

SUNY Cobleskill (8-0), ranked sixth in the latest NJCAA Division III men's basketball poll, went on 21-4 run over the final 6:22 of the first half and coasted to an 83-60 win over Hudson Valley Community College (4-5) in Troy.

Freshman forward Abar Miller (Albany/Albany High School) came off the bench to score 23 points to lead Cobleskill. Sophomore forward Daniel Pierre (Brooklyn/Art and Design High School) had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and freshman forward Michael Lawrence (Newburgh/Newburgh Free Academy) netted 15 points.

Freshman forward Ryan Livingston (Bethlehem/LaSalle Institute) had 15 points to pace Hudson Valley, which committed six turnovers during Cobleskill's first half run that put the Tigers ahead 46-24 at the break. Sophomore guard Maurice Frye (Middletown/Middletown High School) added 13 points and six steals.

Hudson Valley will look to get back in the win column when it hosts SUNY Canton at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 4.

Cobleskill (83): Michael Lawrence 5-4-15, Jamael Lynch 3-0-6, Scotti fratar 3-0-6, Daniel Pierre 6-6-18, Isiah Forde 0-1-1, Abar Miller 9-5-23, Chris Nicholson 1-0-2, Bryan Morse 0-2-2, Devon Moore 4-0-8, Jamaal Webster 1-0-2, Totals: 32-18-83.

Hudson Valley (60): Marlon Sousisn 3-0-7, Aric Kucel 3-2-10, Mike Collopy 2-4-8, Maurice Frye 4-4-13, J.R. Battle 1-0-2, DuJuan Freeman 0-2-2, Khylan Hunt 0-3-3, Ryan Livingston 6-3-15, Totals: 19-1860.

Halftime: Cobleskill, 46-24.

3-point goals: Cobleskill 1 (Lawrence); Hudson Valley 4 (Sousis, Kucel 2, Frye)