Men's Basketball

Men’s Basketball Races Past Eighth-Ranked Herkimer

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, November 13, 2007

The Hudson Valley Community College (5-0) men’s basketball team shot 59.1 percent from the floor and hit 14 three-point baskets en route to a 113-97 win over eighth-ranked Herkimer County Community College (3-1) Tuesday in Herkimer.

Hudson Valley shot 50 percent from beyond the arc. Sophomore guard Ryne Luce (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) hit six three-point baskets en route to 24 points.

Sophomore guard Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) led Hudson Valley with 29 points and 12 assists to lead Hudson Valley. Sophomore guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) added 22 points and five rebounds. Sophomore forward Datwan Hemingway (Albany/CBA) posted his fifth double-double of the season with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore forward Derick Faragon (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) contributed 13 points.

Hudson Valley returns to action Thursday, November 16 when it visits Columbia-Greene Community College.


Hudson Valley (113): Just-IN’Love Smith 1-0-2, Ryne Luce 7-4-24, Justin Gallo 9-0-22, Bobby Barry 2-2-7, Datwan Hemingway 6-4-16, Emanuel Mayben 8-10-29, Derick Faragon 6-1-13, Totals: 39-21-113.

Herkimer (97): Kevin Kucel 1-2-5, Geoff Brown 2-0-6, Marques Damon 10-2-23, Antonio Burgus 1-0-2, Will Jenkins 2-0-5, Robby Marshall 9-7-24, Jamel Rahiem 5-2-12, Akeem Flagg 8-1-17, Dyzelle Kelly 1-0-2, Totals: 39-14-97.

Three-point goals: Hudson Valley 14 (Luce 6, Gallo 4, Barry, Mayben 3); Herkimer 5 (Kucel, Brown 2, Damon, Jenkins)

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 56-47.