Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Rolls Past Onondaga

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 13, 2005

The Hudson Valley Community College (7-7) men's basketball team got points from all 11 players on its roster in an 87-56 win over Onondaga Community College (7-5) earlier tonight in Troy.

Hudson Valley held a 47-26 rebounding advantage over the Lazers and only committed 11 turnovers while forcing Onondaga to cough it up 20 times.

Freshman forward Khylan Hunt (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School) led Hudson Valley with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore forward Maurice Frye (Middletown/Middletown High School) had 14 points, nine rebounds and four steals. The Hudson Valley backcourt of sophomore Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville High School) and Marlon Sousis (Rensselaer/Rensselaer High School) added 10 points apiece. Kucel also had eight boards and four assists.

Onondaga, which entered the game riding a five-game winning streak, was led by Dan Marsella's (Liverpool/Liverpool High School) 16 points.

Hudson Valley will visit Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Saturday, January 15. The game is slated to begin at 1 p.m.

Onondaga (56): Jeff Riker 3-0-7, Kevin Barrett 0-3-3, Mike Miller 0-1-1, Ryan Maloney 1-0-2, Erie Latendress 1-0-2, Dan Marsella 8-0-16, Tom hefferman 1-2-4, Cody Endress 2-0-5, Joel Hughes 1-0-2, Brandon Burke 3-0-6, Corey Vander Sluis 4-0-8, Totals: 24-6-56.

Hudson Valley (87): Mike Collopy 3-2-8, Marlon Sousis 3-3-10, Aric Kucel 4-1-10, Mark Reilly 2-0-5, Maurice Frye 4-5-14, J.R. Battle 2-2-6, Shea Blake 1-0-2, Tony King 1-1-4, Khylan Hunt 7-5-20, Craig Houck 1-0-2, Jonathan Steinbiss 3-0-6, Totals: 31-19-87.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 30-25.

3-point goals: Onondaga 2 (Endress, Riker); Hudson Valley 6 (Sousis, Kucel, Reilly, Frye, King, Hunt).