Vikings Turn Herkimer Inside-Out For 92-55 Win
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, February 3, 2001
Perren Scores 21; Hudson Valley Hits 16 Treys
Troy, February 3 – Hudson Valley Community
College big man Thomas Perren (Brotmanville, NJ) had his way in
the paint against Herkimer County Community College's men's basketball
team this afternoon, and the remainder of Hudson Valley's roster roamed
the 3-point arc, pulling the trigger at will.
Hudson Valley's inside-out game proved too much
for Herkimer at Troy's McDonough Complex. After a Herkimer basket kicked
off the Mountain Valley Conference matchup, Hudson Valley's Jeremy Schneible
(Greenwich) responded with a trey. The Vikings, en route to a comfortable
92-55 victory, never trailed again.
Behind Perren's 21-point, 11-rebound effort, and
sixteen Hudson Valley 3-pointers, the Vikings improved to 14-5 on the season.
The loss dropped Herkimer, missing several starters, to 8-14.
Perren, a 6-foot-5 second-year center, tallied 12
points, eight rebounds and three blocks in the first half. With Hudson
Valley claiming a 45-24 halftime lead, and Vikings head coach Vince Medici
rotating players off the bench, Perren sat out much of the second 20 minutes.
Hudson Valley, ranked second among NJCAA Division
III Region III teams, controlled the game even when Perren was resting,
Kurt Bush (Newcomb-Minerva) drilled four 3-pointers
and finished with 15 points. He also had four assists. Joseph Bell (Albany)
thrilled the home crowd and his teammates by connecting on four consecutive
long-range bombs in a two-minute-and-14-second span late in the second
Jason McKinney (South Glens Falls),
meanwhile, mixed his up styles, playing underneath and away from the basket.
The freshman forward finished with 15 points, including three 3-pointers.
He also had 10 rebounds. Guards Kyle Miller (Columbia) and Paul
Bowe (Hudson Falls) each had six assists. Adam Vooris (Columbia)
contributed seven rebounds.
Hudson Valley forward R.J. Mann (Canajoharie)
was not in uniform due to an injury. Every active player on Hudson Valley's
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 92
HERKIMER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 55
Joseph Bell 4-0-12, Bowe 0-2-2, Kurt Bush
5-1-15, Gaudio 3-0-7, Haver 1-0-3, Manny 0-2-2, Jason McKinney 5-2-15,
Miller 2-0-5, Thomas Perren 9-3-21, Schneible 2-0-6, Vooris 2-0-4. Totals
Billy Jones 4-1-10, Hummel 3-1-8, Keshon Reagans
3-7-13, Peterson 1-0-2, McAvoy 4-1-9, Matt Conant 4-0-10, Cole 1-0-3.
Halftime: Hudson Valley, 45-24.
3-point goals: Hudson Valley 16 – Bell 4, Bush 4, McKinney 3,
Schneible 2, Gaudio 1, Haver 1, Miller 1. Herkimer 6 – Conant 2, Cole 1,
McAvoy 1, Jones 1, Hummel 1.