Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Escapes With Win Over Adirondack

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, February 12, 2007

Freshman guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) had 26 points to lead Hudson Valley Community College (17-8/11-8 Region III) to a 67-66 win over Adirondack Community College (11-13/8-13 Region III) in men's basketball action tonight in Troy.

After a Hudson Valley turnover with 13 seconds to go, Adirondack had its chance to win but had a pair of shots bounce off the front rim before the buzzer sounded.

Adirondack used a 23-4 run in the first half to turn a 19-9 deficit into a 32-23 lead and went into the break with a 40-33 advantage.

However, the Vikings used a 13-0 spurt of its own to take a 52-47 lead with 10:08 remaining.

Sophomore Kevin Goutos (Altamont/Guilderland High School) added 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Vikings and sophomore Maurice Lane (Bakersfield, CA/West High School) chipped in 13 points.

Freshman Craig Robertson (Rochester/Gates-Chili High School) knocked down four three-point baskets en route to 20 points for Adirondack. Sophomore Yhashin White (Brooklyn/Canarsie High School) added 17 points.


Adirondack (66): Alex Ventre 1-2-4, David Trottier 3-0-7, Joby Darfler 4-2-11, Chris Calderon 2-2-7, Craig Robertson 7-2-20, Yhashin White 6-3-17, Totals: 23-11-66.

Hudson Valley (67): 7-9-26, Rocco DiJohn 1-0-3, Ryne Luce 1-0-3, Mike Canape 1-0-2, Maurice Lane 5-2-13, Zach Bye 2-0-5, Corey Harkins 1-0-2, Kevin Goutos 5-3-13.

Three-point goals: Adirondack 9 (Trottier, Darfler, Calderon, Robertson 4, White 2); Hudson Valley 7 (Gallo 3, DiJohn, Luce, Lane, Bye).

Halftime: Adirondack led 40-33.