Men's Basketball

Vooris Leads Vikings To Easy Victory

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, February 11, 2001

Playing in His Final Home Game, Columbia Grad Records
A Double-Double As Hudson Valley Downs FMCC 83-60

Troy, February 11Adam Vooris (Columbia) made the most of his final home game, posting his first collegiate double-double and pulling down a record-breaking 18 rebounds. The 6-foot-5 second-year forward led Hudson Valley Community College's men's basketball team to an 83-60 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Fulton-Montgomery Community College this afternoon.

The game, Hudson Valley's last at Troy's McDonough Complex during the 2000-01 campaign, pitted the Vikings against Fulton-Montgomery for the second time in four days.

The last time the two teams met, at Fulton-Montgomery on February 8, Hudson Valley dropped a one-point thriller. This time around, the Vikings did all the thrilling. Hudson Valley opened up a 9-0 lead to start the game and led 24-5 after 10 minutes and 30 seconds. Fulton-Montgomery could get no closer than eight points, and Hudson Valley led by 15 points at halftime.

The Vikings advanced to 17-6 with the win. Fulton-Montgomery is now 15-9.

In addition to controlling the boards (Vooris' 18 rebounds are the most during the Vince Medici era at Hudson Valley; Medici took charge of the Vikings in 1995 and three other players – Vince Phinn, Tygee Washington and Greg Malm – have recorded 14 rebounds since then), Vooris staunched a brief second half run by Fulton-Montgomery. Seven minutes into the second half, he scored six consecutive points during a 1:11 stretch, extending Hudson Valley's lead to 60-39.

Vooris finished with 11 points. He also had a block and a steal.

Second-year guard/forward Kurt Bush (Newcomb-Minerva) had a game-high 18 points. He also had eight rebounds and six assists. Freshman guard Paul Bowe (Hudson Falls) had 14 points. Second-year center Thomas Perren (Brotmanville, NJ) contributed 13 points, eight rebounds and three assists. Dustin Manny (Catholic Central) picked up seven boards.

Eleven players scored for Hudson Valley.


Hudson Valley
Bell 0-2-2, Paul Bowe 5-1-14, Kurt Bush 4-7-18, Haver 1-0-2, Mann 2-0-5, Manny 1-1-5, McKinney 3-1-7, Miller 2-1-5, Thomas Perren 4-5-13, Schneible 0-3-3, Adam Vooris 3-5-11. Totals 25-26-83.

Michael Beaton 5-5-15, Steve Mazier 4-3-13, Sutton 2-2-6, Andrew 2-1-6, Wheaton 2-2-6, Nate Bilow 2-4-10, Jones 2-0-4. Totals 19-17-60.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 44-29.

Three-point goals: Hudson Valley 7 – Bowe 3, Bush 3, Mann 1. Fulton-Montgomery 5 – Mazier 2, Bilow 2, Andrew 1.