Gallo’s 40 points Leads Hudson Valley to a Win
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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, December 15, 2007
Sophomore guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) poured in a career-high 40 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Hudson Valley Community College men’s basketball team to a 97-87 win over Broome Community College earlier today in Troy.
With the win, Hudson Valley, which is ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA Division III poll, finished its first semester with a 16-0 record and already ensures itself of its 18th consecutive winning season.
Gallo scored 20 points each half and connected on five three-point baskets in the game. His 40 points are the most on record for Hudson Valley since Norm Gates scored 50 points twice during the 1955-56 season.
Sophomore guard Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) finished with 22 points and eight assists and sophomore forward Datwan Hemingway (Albany/CBA) posted his 15th double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Broome received 22 points from Tyrek Coleman and 20 points from Rob Krowiak.
HUDSON VALLEY 97, BROOME 87
Hudson Valley (97): Just-IN’Love Smith 3-1-7, Ryne Luce 2-2-8, Justin Gallo 14-7-40, Datwan Hemingway 5-1-12, Emanuel Mayben 8-6-22, Derek Faragon 4-0-8, Totals: 36-17-97.
Broome (87): Jim Torto 4-0-8, Tyrek Coleman 8-5-22, Antonio Carter 0-2-2, Nick Kjaerholt 6-2-18, Rob Krowiak 7-3-20, James Garcia 4-0-9, Zach Huston 3-0-6. Totals: 32-12-87
Three-point goals: Hudson Valley 8 (Luce 2, Gallo 5, Hemingway); Broome 9 (Coleman, Kjaerholt 4, Krowiak 3, Garcia).
Halftime: Hudson Valley led 48-43