Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Wins Meeting of Undefeated Teams

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Hudson Valley Community College (9-0) men’s basketball team came away with a 94-85 win at Onondaga Community College (4-1) in a matchup of previously unbeaten teams.

Hudson Valley, which trailed 71-69 with nine minutes remaining in the game, got 17 second-half points from sophomore guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) to pull away from the Lazers. Gallo finished the game with 20 points and six rebounds.

Sophomore guard Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) led the Vikings with 23 points and 13 assists. Sophomore forward Datwan Hemingway (Albany/CBA) posted his eighth double-double of the season with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore forward Derick Faragon (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) added 19 points and seven boards.

Hudson Valley, which is ranked No. 2 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, will visit defending Region III champion Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Tuesday, November 27.


Hudson Valley (94): Just-IN’Love Smith 2-0-4, Ryne Luce 3-0-7, Justin Gallo 6-6-20, Datwan Hemingway 9-0-18, Grady Edwards 1-1-3, Emanuel Mayben 7-6-23, Derick Faragon 8-2-19, Totals: 36-15-94.

Onondaga (85): Kevin Barrett 5-2-13, Pete Byrne 2-0-6, Ryan Chapman 4-0-8, Brendan Haughton 1-0-2, Luke Schrader 4-0-10, Zack Thomsen 3-0-8, Brett Liedka 0-1-1, Chris Vincent 9-2-21, Shane Williams 7-2-16, Totals: 35-7-85.

Three-point goals: Hudson Valley 7 (Luce, Gallo 2, Mayben 3, Faragon); Onondaga 8 (Barrett, Byrne 2, Schrader 2, Thomsen 2, Vincent)

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 45-39.