Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men’s Basketball Defeats Broome in Opener

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, November 03, 2007

Sophomore forward Derick Faragon (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) finished with 24 points and five steals to lead the Hudson Valley Community College (1-0) men’s basketball team to an 85-82 win over Broome Community College (0-1) in the opening round of the Viking Club Invitational this evening in Troy.

Faragon, who netted 16 of his points in the second half, hit 12-of-15 free throws from the line, including a pair of free throws with seven seconds remaining that sealed the game for the Vikings.

Sophomore All-American guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) finished with 21 points for the Vikings. Sophomore guard Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) added 16 points and nine assists and sophomore forward Datwan Hemingway (Albany/Christian Brother’s Academy) contributed 15 points and 16 rebounds.

Broome received 23 points apiece from sophomore Rob Krowiak (Endicott/Maine-Endwell High School) and freshman Zach Huston (Binghamton/Binghamton High School).

Hudson Valley will advance to meet Schenectady Country Community College in the championship game at 6 p.m. tomorrow.


Broome (82): Jim Torto 1-1-3, Tyrek Coleman 4-2-10, Antonio Carter 1-2-4, Azim Griffin 2-0-5, Nicholas Kjaerholt 4-2-10, Rob Krowiak 6-7-23, Devon Newborn 2-0-4, Zach Huston 10-3-23, Totals: 30-15-82.

Hudson Valley (85): Jason Brown 0-1-1, Ryne Luce 2-0-6, Justin Gallo 9-1-21, Bobby Barry 1-0-2, Datwan Hemingway 4-6-15, Derick Faragon 6-12-24, Emanuel Mayben 6-2-16, Totals: 28-22-85.

Three-point goals: Broome 7 (Krowiak 4, Kjaerholt 2, Griffin); Hudson Valley 7 (Luce 2, Gallo 2, Hemingway, Mayben 2)

Halftime: Broome led 44-40.