Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Downs Defending Champ

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, November 11, 2006

Hudson Valley Community College hit 14 three-point baskets en route to an 84-68 win over defending Region III champion Finger Lakes Community College in men’s basketball action on Saturday in Troy.

Hudson Valley runs its record to 4-0 on the season while Finger Lakes falls to 1-2.

Freshman Ryne Luce (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) and sophomore Maurice lane (Bakersfield, CA/West High School) each came off the bench to hit four three-point buckets and finish with 16 points apiece. Sophomore Zach Bye (Scotia/Scotia-Glenville High School) posted his third consecutive double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore Rocco DiJohn (Scotia/Scotia-Glenville High School) added 13 points and eight assists.

Finger Lakes got a game-high 18 points from sophomore guard Ryan Henry (Rochester/Rush-Henrietta High School).


Finger Lakes (68): Akeem Anthony 7-1-15, Jorge Ebanks 7-0-15, Brandon Williams 3-0-6, Ryan Henry 8-1-18, Wade Davenport 1-0-2, John Denniston 6-0-12, Totals: 32-2-68.

Hudson Valley (84): Justin Gallo 1-0-2, Rocco DiJohn 5-0-13, Ryne Luce 6-0-16, Mike Canape 2-0-4, Kevin Timmons 2-1-6, Derick Faragon 1-0-2, Maurice lane 6-0-16, Zach Bye 6-3-16, Kevin Goutos 2-2-7, Bryan Ashline 1-0-2, Totals: 32-6-84.

Three-point goals: Finger Lakes 2 (Ebanks, Henry); Hudson Valley 14 (DiJohn 3, Luce 4, Timmons, Lane 4, Bye, Goutos).

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 41-31.