Hudson Valley Downs Schenectady, 91-57
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, January 23, 2001
Bush Leads All Scorers With 23 Points
As Vikings Improve To 12-3
Troy, January 23 – The Vikings used a strong
defensive effort and the hot hand of second-year guard/forward Kurt
Bush (Newcomb-Minerva) to put away Schenectady County Community College
at Troy's McDonough Complex this evening. Hudson Valley Community College
won the Mountain Valley Conference matchup, 91-57.
Bush was the game's top scorer, contributing
23 points, including 13 in the second half. He had six rebounds, hit four
of Hudson Valley's eleven 3-pointers and was a solid contributor during
Hudson Valley's 15-0 run to begin the contest. He had two steals and a
bucket during the stretch.
Bush also brought the McDonough Complex crowd
to its feet midway through the second half with a thunderous dunk over
a 6-foot-4 Schenectady player. Then, two minutes later, he drilled a 3-pointer
as a Schenectady player knocked him to the floor. Bush also hit the ensuing
The Vikings (12-3) forced Schenectady (7-11)
into five turnovers in the game's first six minutes and 25 seconds. The
Royals missed their first eight field goal attempts. Jeremy Schneible
(Greenwich) scored seven of Hudson Valley's first 15 points. The first-year
guard finished with 11 points.
Hudson Valley never trailed and after the 15-0
spurt, Schenectady got no closer than seven points. Hudson Valley coerced
the Royals into committing 23 turnovers, and Schenectady shot just 35 percent
from the field.
Thomas Perren (Brotmanville, NJ) scored
18 points for Hudson Valley. Jason McKinney (South Glens Falls)
had 16 points and 11 rebounds. R.J. Mann (Canajoharie) had 10 points
and six rebounds. In all, 10 Hudson Valley players reached the scoring
column. Kyle Miller (Columbia) had eight assists.
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 91
SCHENECTADY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 57
Kurt Bush 8-3-23, Gaudio 1-0-3, Haver 2-0-5,
R.J. Mann 4-0-10, Manny 0-1-1, Jason McKinney 5-5-16, Miller 1-0-2, Thomas
Perren 7-4-18, Jeremy Schneible 3-3-11, Vooris 1-0-2. Totals 32-16-91.
Ed Palmatier 6-6-17, Kitler 1-2-4, Strobeck
1-1-3, Stevens 3-0-6, Gary Sammons 5-10-21, Powers 2-0-6. Totals18-118-57.
Halftime: Hudson Valley, 39-29.
Three-point goals: Hudson Valley – Bush 4, Schneible 2, Mann
2, Gaudio 1, Haver 1, McKinney 1. Schenectady – Powers 2.