Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Remains No. 1 in NJCAA Poll
Vikings to host No. 4 Herkimer Saturday

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

The Hudson Valley Community College men’s basketball team remains the No.1 team in the NJCAA Division III poll, a position it has held since November 27.

The Vikings improved to 20-0 with wins over Tompkins Cortland Community College and Schenectady County Community College last week.

Five Hudson Valley players are averaging in double-figures scoring. Guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) leads the way with 22.7 points per game. Gallo has ascended to sixth place on the college’s all-time scoring list with 925 career points. He also is averaging 6.7 rebounds per game.

Forward Datwan Hemingway (Albany/CBA) has posted a double-double in all 19 games he has played in this year and is averaging 20.3 points and 13.9 rebounds per contest.

Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) has run the point guard position all season and is averaging 19.1 points and 9.2 assists per game.

Meanwhile, forward Derick Faragon (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) and guard Ryne Luce (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) are netting 14.6 and 12.8 points per game, respectively.

Hudson Valley returns to action when it hosts fourth-ranked Herkimer County Community College. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m.

NJCAA Division III Poll
Rank School Record
1 Hudson Valley 20-0
2 Brookhaven (TX) 19-1  
3 Suffolk-Selden 16-1  
4 Herkimer 16-2  
5 Ocean County (NJ) 13-1  
6 Hostos 14-2  
7 Passaic (NJ) 17-3  
8t Harper (IL) 14-5  
8t Minneapolis (MN) 15-4  
10 Cobleskill 13-2