Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men’s Basketball Defeats Schenectady

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 21, 2007

For the second time in three days, the Hudson Valley Community College (19-9/13-9 Region III) men’s basketball team cruised past Schenectady County Community College (2-25). Tonight in Schenectady, Hudson Valley shot 51.4 percent (36-for-70) from the floor en route to a 93-71 victory over the Royals.

Sophomore Zach Bye (Scotia/Scotia-Glenville High School) posted a double-double to lead the way for the Vikings. He finished the game with 12 points and 20 rebounds.

Sophomore Kevin Goutos (Altamont/Guilderland High School) and freshman Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) each had 15 points for Hudson Valley. Goutos also blocked five shots. Freshman Ryne Luce (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) and sophomore Maurice Lane (Bakersfield, CA/West High School) chipped in 13 and 12 points, respectively.

Donnie Jones (Niskayuna) paced Schenectady with 21 points. Dan Smalls (Schenectady) added 20 points.

Hudson Valley had defeated Schenectady 112-85 on Monday in Troy.


HUDSON VALLEY (93): Justin Gallo 5-1-15, Rocco DiJohn 2-0-5, Ryne Luce 5-0-13, Mike Canape 2-0-4, Bobby Barry 2-0-5, Derick Faragon 1-2-4, Maurice Lane 4-3-12, Zach Bye 5-2-12, Corey Harkins 4-0-8, Kevin Goutos 6-3-15, Totals: 36-11-93.

SCHENECTADY (71): Brian Travis 5-4-14, Joe Franklin 3-0-6, Donnie Jones 8-2-21, Andy Morse 1-0-3, Dan Smalls 8-2-20, Laheem Lee 3-0-7, Totals: 28-8-71.

Three-point goals: Hudson Valley 10 (Gallo 4, DiJohn, Luce 3, Barry, Lane); Schenectady 7 (Jones 3, Morse, Smalls 2, Lee).

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 53-26.