Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Downs Ninth-Ranked Morrisville to Earn 20th Win

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, February 25, 2006

Sophomore forward Larry Tape (Syracuse/Cicero-North Syracuse High School) finished with career-highs 30 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Hudson Valley Community College men’s basketball team to a 97-81 win at Morrisville State College on Saturday.

Hudson Valley finished its regular season with a 20-10 record, earning its first 20-win season since the 2000-01 season. Morrisville, which entered the game ranked ninth in the NJCAA Division 3 poll, drops to 26-4.

Sophomore forward Allan Dickson (Troy/Troy High School) finished with 22 points and has scored more than 20 points in each of the last four games for the Vikings. Sophomore guard J.R. Battle (Binghamton/Binghamton High School) added 16 points and sophomore forward Khylan Hunt (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School) chipped in 14 points.

Hudson Valley (97): J.R. Battle 6-3-16, Dane Samuels 2-1-5, Mike Collopy 1-2-4, Allan Dickson 7-5-22, Kevin Goutos 1-4-6, Khylan Hunt 6-2-14, Larry Tape 10-10-30, Totals: 34-27-97.
Morrisville (81): Spencer 6-10-23, Cook 4-0-10, Bell 7-1-15, Mitchell 7-4-19, Armstead 4-0-8, Jordan 3-0-6, Totals: 31-15-81.

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 44-38.