Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Men’s Basketball Beats Fulton-Montgomery

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 31, 2008

Hudson Valley Community College (23-0), the No. 1 ranked team in the latest NJCAA Division III men’s basketball poll, cruised to a 109-85 win over Fulton-Montgomery Community College (13-6) this evening in Troy.

Four Hudson Valley players finished with at least 20 points in the game. Sophomore guard Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) led the Vikings with 27 points, 13 assists, and eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) had 22 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore forward Datwan Hemingway (Albany/CBA) finished with 20 points and 17 rebounds and sophomore guard Ryne Luce (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) contributed 20 points. Sophomore forward Derick Faragon (Schenectady/Schenectady High School) chipped in 11 points.

Sophomore guard Carl Munnerlyn (Brooklyn/Canarsie High School) paced Fulton-Montgomery with 24 points.

Hudson Valley will return to action on Wednesday, February 6 when it hosts Clinton Community College at 7 p.m.


Fulton-Montgomery (85): Carl Munnerlyn 8-3-24, Mike Mercedes 7-4-19, Lloyd Gray 3-0-6, Vernon Johnson 5-1-11, Mike Singleton 7-2-16, Charlemagne Jean-Pierre 1-0-3, Brandon Canty 1-0-2, Roy Jenkins 2-0-4, Total: 34-10-85.

Hudson Valley (107): Just-IN’Love Smith 1-2-4, Ryne Luce 7-0-20, Justin Gallo 8-3-22, Bobby Barry 1-0-2, Datwan Hemingway 10-0-20, Grady Edwards 0-2-2, Emanuel Mayben 9-9-27, Derick Faragon 4-3-11, Len Coons 0-1-1, Totals: 40-20-107.

Three-point goals: Fulton-Montgomery 7 (Munnerlyn 5, Mercedes, Jean-Pierre); Hudson Valley 9 (Luce 6, Gallo 3).

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 59-44