Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men’s Basketball Races Past Holyoke

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, January 12, 2008

The Hudson Valley Community College (18-0) men’s basketball team cruised to a 90-55 win over Holyoke Community College this afternoon in Troy.

Four players finished in double-figure scoring for Hudson Valley, led by sophomore guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School), who finished with 29 points and seven rebounds.

Sophomore forward Datwan Hemingway (Albany/CBA) posted his 17th double-double of the season with 21 points and 19 rebounds. Sophomore forward Derick Faragon (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) added 15 points and sophomore guard Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) contributed 11 points, eight assists and five steals.

Hudson Valley, which is ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA Division III poll, will visit Schenectady County Community College at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16.


Holyoke (55): Jeff Sullivan 4-2-11, Greg Lee 4-0-8, Dustin Wingler 4-1-9, Jonathan Ortiz 2-2-6, Miguel Rivera 2-0-4, Dan Potito 2-0-5, Nick Spencer 5-0-12, Totals: 23-5-55.

Hudson Valley (90): Just-IN’Love Smith 1-1-3, Justin Gallo 11-3-29, Bobby Barry 2-0-4, Datwan Hemingway 9-3-21, Grady Edwards 1-3-5, Emanuel Mayben 5-0-11, Derick Faragon 6-2-15, Len Coons 1-0-2, Totals: 36-12-90.

Three-point goals: Holyoke 4 (Sullivan, Potito, Spencer 2); Hudson Valley 6 (Gallo 4, Mayben, Faragon).

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 49-25.