Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Tops Williams JV

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 9, 2005

The Hudson Valley Community College (8-6) men's basketball team used a 22-7 run over the final eight minutes of the game to defeat Williams JV, 72-56, on Monday in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Sophomore Dane Samuels (New City/Clarkstown North High School), a recent addition to the Vikings roster, scored a game-high 17 points in his first collegiate game, including a pair of three-point baskets during the final run.

Sophomore Allan Dickson (Troy/Troy High School) finished with 13 points and nine rebounds and sophomore Khylan Hunt (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School) added 11 points and nine boards. Sophomore Mike Collopy (Averill Park/Averill Park High School) chipped in 10 points.

Hudson Valley limited Williams to 32. 2 percent (20-for-62) shooting from the floor in the contest. Meanwhile, the Vikings shot 42.9 percent (24-for-56) from the floor, including 63.6 percent (7-for-11) over the final 10 minutes.

Hudson Valley will travel to Onondaga Community College on Wednesday, January 11. The game will begin at 7 p.m.

Hudson Valley (72): J.R. Battle 4-0-9, Dane Samuels 5-5-17, Mike Collopy 4-2-10, Mike Canape 0-2-2, Allan Dickson 4-5-13, Khylan Hunt 5-1-11, Larry Tape 1-5-7, Chris LaPointe 1-0-3, Totals: 24-20-72.

Williams (56) Halloway 1-0-3, Harrison 1-1-3, Scura 1-0-2, Kearney 6-1-15, Moore 6-2-16, Meyer 3-2-8, Joyner 2-4-8, Totals: 20-11-56.

Halftime: Tied, 36-36