Vikings Score Decisive Victory Against SUNY Cobleskill
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, January 30, 2001
First-Year Guard Jeremy Schneible Leads Hudson Valley
With 16 Points As Vikings Down Cobleskill, 78-57
Cobleskill, January 30 – In a men's basketball
matchup featuring a pair of junior college heavyweights, Hudson Valley
Community College delivered a knockout punch this evening. The Vikings
went on the road to post a convincing 78-57 victory against Mountain Valley
Conference rival SUNY Cobleskill.
Hudson Valley (13-5) is ranked second among National
Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III Region III teams.
Cobleskill (18-5) was the top-ranked squad before tonight's loss.
Cobleskill seized an early 4-0 lead, but Hudson
Valley responded with a Jeremy Schneible (Greenwich) and Thomas
Perren (Brotmanville, NJ) combination, outscoring Cobleskill 19-6 over
the next eight minutes. Perren, a second-year center, had eight points
and two assists during the run. Schneible, a freshman guard who led all
scorers with 16 points, contributed four points and a pair of steals during
the eight-minute stretch.
Hudson Valley went on to capture a 34-22 first-half
lead and never trailed again.
Cobleskill made a run at Hudson Valley midway
through second half, outscoring the Vikings 8-0 to pull within six points,
but second-year forward R.J. Mann (Canajoharie) and first-year guard
Paul Bowe (Hudson Falls) teamed up to fend off the charge.
Bowe put an end to the Cobleskill scoring streak
by drilling a 3-pointer off a pass from Mann. Then, after a strong defensive
effort prevented Cobleskill from scoring on the ensuing possession, Mann
took a pass from Bowe and nailed a 3-pointer. Mann then stole the ball
at midcourt and took it to basket for a layup, giving Hudson Valley a 52-38
From that point on, Cobleskill would not cut the
Hudson Valley advantage to less than 10 points.
In addition to his 16 points, Schneible had three
rebounds, three steals and two assists. Perren had 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Mann contributed 13 points, four rebounds and three assists. Point guard
Kyle Miller (Columbia) had eight points, four assists and three
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 78
SUNY COBLESKILL 57
Bell 1-0-3, Bowe 2-3-9, Bush 1-0-2, R.J. Mann
6-0-13, Manny 0-4-4, McKinney 1-0-3, Miller 3-2-8, Thomas Perren 6-2-14,
Jeremy Schneible 7-1-16, Vooris 3-0-6. Totals 30-12-78.
Kevin Phillips 3-6-12, Lauraceau 2-0-4, Kyle
Jones 5-2-13, Robinson 3-1-7, Cooper 2-3-8, Charlton 0-2-2, Wood 0-4-4,
DesChamps 3-0-7. Totals 18-18-57.
Halftime: Hudson Valley, 34-22.
Three-point goals: Hudson Valley – Bowe 2, Mann 1, McKinney
1, Bell 1, Schneible 1. SUNY Cobleskill – Jones 1, Cooper 1, DesChamps