Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Holds Off Mohawk Valley

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sophomore guard Maurice Lane (Bakersfield, CA/West High School) finished with 21 points, including 17 points in the second half, to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (13-5) men's basketball team to an 89-84 win over Mohawk Valley Community College (11-5) today in Troy.

Hudson Valley held a 44-23 point lead at halftime, but Mohawk Valley shot a blistering 74.3 percent (26-for-35) from the floor in the second half to claw back into the game. At one point, the Hawks hit 16 consecutive field goal attempts.

Hudson Valley shot 51.9 percent (28-for-54) from the floor for the game, but won the game at the foul line where the Vikings hit 24-of-30 free throw attempts and Mohawk Valley made just 11-of-26 from the charity stripe.

Freshman guards Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) and Ryne Luce (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) each hit four three-point baskets apiece for the Vikings, finishing with 18 points and 17 points, respectively. Sophomore forward Zach Bye (Scotia/Scotia-Glenville High School) added 13 points and 17 rebounds and sophomore center Kevin Goutos (Altamont/Guilderland High School) chipped in 12 points.

Mohawk Valley got a game-high 23 points from Joel Almeida (Cape Verde Islands).


Mohawk Valley (84): Anthony Hall 4-0-12, James Gilmore 2-3-7, Ronnie Franklin 7-1-15, Tony Valentin 2-2-7, Lamont Garland 6-0-12, Joel Almeida 9-5-23, Leif O'Connell 2-0-4, Gary Broadhurst 2-0-4, Totals: 34-11-84.

Hudson Valley (89): Justin Gallo 7-0-18, Ryne Luce 4-5-17, Derick Faragon 3-0-6, Maurice Lane 7-6-21, Zach Bye 4-5-13, Corey Harkins 1-0-2, Kevin Goutos 2-8-12, Totals: 28-24-89.

Three-point goals: Mohawk Valley 5 (Gilmore 4, Valentin); Hudson Valley 9 (Gallo 4, Luce 4, Lane)

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 44-23.