Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Defeats Fulton-Montgomery

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, February 3, 2005

The Hudson Valley Community College (12-10) men's basketball team used clutch free throw shooting to defeat Fulton-Montgomery Community College, 85-76, earlier tonight in Troy.

Hudson Valley finished the game 19-of-23 from the free throw line, including 18-of-22 from the charity stripe in the second half. Conversely, Fulton-Montgomery (11-7) only made 12 of its 27 attempts from the line.

Freshman forward Khylan Hunt (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School) continued his strong play for Hudson Valley He registered his sixth consecutive double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds. He also blocked six shots and came away with three steals.

Sophomore guard Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville High School) finished with a team-high 23 points, six assists and six steals for the Vikings. He also was seven-for-eight from the free throw line. Sophomore forward Maurice Frye (Middletown/Middletown High School) contributed 15 points.

Sophomore guard Deshawn Summers (Brooklyn) led Fulton-Montgomery with 24 points.

Hudson Valley will visit Tompkins-Cortland Community College on Saturday, February 5. The game will tip off at 3 p.m.

Fulton-Montgomery (76): Kris Carter 1-0-2, Zach Hunter 8-0-16, Liam Fahy 2-0-4, James O'Brian 2-0-5, Deshawn Summers 8-4-24, Jeff Wolcott 2-2-6, Derrell Thomas 1-2-4, Efrain Morales 4-2-10, Jeff Summers 1-2-5, Totals: 29-12-76.

Hudson Valley (85): Mike Collopy 1-4-6, Marlon Sousis 2-0-4, Aric Kucel 7-7-23, Maurice Frye 5-1-15, J.R. Battle 2-2-7, Khylan Hunt 9-3-22, Ryan Livingston 3-2-8, Totals: 29-19-85.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 38-35.

3-point goals: Fulton-Montgomery 6 (D. Summers 4, J. Summers, O'Brian); Hudson Valley 8 (Frye 2, Kucel 2, Battle, Hunt).