Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Wins Third Straight
CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 429-9486
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, February 5, 2005
The Hudson Valley Community College (13-10) men's
basketball team raced out to a 50-30 lead over the
first 19 minutes and cruised to an 88-73 win over
Tompkins Cortland Community College (7-15) earlier
today in Dryden.
Hudson Valley has won three straight games and five of
its last six contests, and will travel to Mohawk
Valley Community College on Saturday, February 12.
Sophomore guard Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville
High School) led five Hudson Valley players in
double-figures scoring with 25 points. Sophomore
forward Maurice Frye (Middletown/Middletown High
School) had 15 points and six rebounds, and freshman
forward Ryan Livingston (Bethlehem/LaSalle Institute)
finished with 15 points and five steals. Freshman
forwards Mike Collopy (Averill Park/Averill Park High
School) and Khylan Hunt (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga
Springs High School) contributed 14 and 10 points, respectively.
The Panthers were led by Armel Traore dit Nignan's
(Burkina Faso) 25 points.
Hudson Valley (88): Aric Kucel 8-5-25, Mike Collopy
3-8-14, Maurice Frye 5-2-15, J.R. Battle 1-1-3, Khylan
Hunt 1-8-10, Ryan Livingston 7-1-15, Jonathan
Steinbiss 3-0-6, Totals: 28-25-88.
Tompkins Cortland (73): Anthony Toulson 9-0-19, Jared
Martin 2-2-7, Steven Pallotta 2-0-5, David Peyton
4-1-9, Armel Traore dit Nignan 11-3-25, R.J. Graham
1-1-3, Richard Echevarria 1-3-5, Totals: 30-10-73.
Halftime: Hudson Valley, 50-36.
3-point goals: Hudson Valley 7 (Kucel 4, Frye 3);
Tompkins Cortland 3 (Toulson, Martin, Pallotta).