Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men’s Basketball Tops Schenectady

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Sophomore guard Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) posted his second triple-double of the season in leading the Hudson Valley Community College (19-0) men’s basketball team to a 90-68 win at Schenectady County Community College (6-12) on Wednesday.

Despite shooting a season-low 39.1 percent (36-for-92) from the floor, Hudson Valley came away with 25 offensive rebounds. Mayben finished the game with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists. Sophomore forward Datwan Hemingway (Albany/CBA) posted his 18th consecutive double-double with 23 points and 21 rebounds.

Sophomore forward Derick Faragon (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) and sophomore guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) also finished with double-doubles. Faragon had 18 points and 11 rebounds and Gallo posted 18 points, 10 boards and six steals.

Hudson Valley, which is ranked No. 1 in the latest NJCAA Division III poll, returns to action Sunday, January 20 when it visits Tompkins Cortland Community College. The game begins at 2 p.m.


Hudson Valley (90): Just-IN’Love Smith 2-0-5, Justin Gallo 8-0-18, Bobby Barry 1-0-2, Datwan Hemingway 10-2-23, Emanuel Mayben 7-4-22, Derick Faragon 7-4-18, Len Coons 1-0-2, Totals: 36-10-90.

Schenectady (68): Ryan Hook 1-2-4, Cody Lawson 7-5-24, Dallas Wells 4-1-9, Dave Popp 5-0-10, Josh Catino 8-0-17, Joe Franklin 2-0-4, Totals: 27-8-68.

Three-point goals: Hudson Valley 8 (Smith, Gallo 2, Hemingway, Mayben 4); Schenectady 6 (Lawson 5, Catino).

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 48-37.