Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Hands Cobleskill First Home Loss

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Freshman forward Khylan Hunt (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School) finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds and four blocked shots to lead the Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball team to a 72-63 win at SUNY Cobleskill Tuesday night.

Hudson Valley, which has won at Cobleskill each of the last three years, improves its record to 10-9. The Vikings also avenged an 83-60 home loss to the Tigers on December 2. Cobleskill, which is ranked No. 3 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, falls to 16-2.

Hudson Valley connected on 24 of its 28 free throw attempts in the game. Sophomore guard Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville High School) was 12-for-14 from the line en route to 17 points. He also had five assists. Freshman forward Ryan Livingston (Bethlehem/La Salle Institute) added 15 points, and sophomore forward Maurice Frye (Middletown/Middletown High School) contributed 13 points and six steals.

Daniel Pierre led the Tigers with 20 points.

Hudson Valley (72): Marlon Sousis 1-0-3, Aric Kucel 2-12-17, Mike Collopy 1-2-4, Maurice Frye 5-3-13, J.R. Battle 1-0-2, Khylan Hunt 5-3-14, Ryan Livingston 5-4-15, Jonathan Steinbiss 2-0-4, Totals 22-24-72.

Cobleskill (63): Lawrence 4-2-13, Lynch 5-2-12, Fratar 2-0-4, Pierre 8-4-20, Forde 1-1-3, Miller 4-3-11, Totals: 24-12-63.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 44-34.

3-point goals: Hudson Valley 4 (Kucel, Sousis, Hunt, Livingston); Cobleskill 3 (Lawrence 3).