Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Wins in Overtime

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, December 9, 2004

Freshman forward Khylan Hunt (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School) finished with 20 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (6-6) men's basketball to an 86-81 overtime victory over Broome Community College (6-4) earlier tonight in Troy.

Hunt hit a short jumper with 33 seconds remaining in overtime that broke an 81-81 tie and lifted the Vikings to the win – their first in three overtime games this year.

Sophomore guard Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville High School) added 19 points and seven assists for the Vikings. Freshman forward Ryan Livingston (Bethlehem/LaSalle Institute) and freshman guard J.R. Battle (Binghamton/Binghamton High School) contributed 17 and 10 points, respectively, and sophomore guard Maurice Frye (Middletown/Middletown High School) chipped in nine points and 13 boards.

Broome, which had one six of its last seven games entering the contest, was led by freshman Willie Ponder's (Queens/Flushing High School) 20 points.

Hudson Valley will visit Monroe Community College on Saturday, December 11. The game tips off at 2 p.m.

Broome (81): Jeff Eveillard 1-1-3, Bryan Williams 3-0-6, Wayne Williams 5-2-15, Matthew Luhrs 2-0-4, Pat Whalen 4-0-11, Willie Ponder 7-1-20, Marty Sears 7-2-18, Bernard Morille 1-2-4, Totals: 31-8-81.

Hudson Valley (86): Marlon Sousis 3-0-7, Aric Kucel 6-5-19, DuJuan Freeman 2-0-4, Maurice Frye 3-2-9, J.R. Battle 4-1-10, Khylan Hunt 8-3-20, Ryan Livingston 7-3-17, Totals: 33-14-86.

3-point goals: Broome 11 (Williams 3, Whalen 3, Ponder 3, Sears 2); Hudson Valley 6 (Kucel 2, Sousis, Frye, Battle, Hunt).

Halftime: Tied, 39-39.

Regulation: 76-76.