Men's Basketball

Hudson Valley Community College Men's Basketball Captures Region III Championship

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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball team (31-2) captured the NJCAA Region III Division III Championship with a 59-56 come-from-behind victory Sunday afternoon. Trailing 27-22 at the half, the Vikings exploded for 37 second half points to capture the title.

Dalton Austin-Michaud (Ichabod Crane HS/Valatie) led the Vikings with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Pat Barnes (Mohonasen HS/Guilderland) finished with 12 points and five rebounds. Ian Austin-Michaud (Ichabod Crane HS/Ichabod Crane) added nine points and seven rebounds in a game which saw the Vikings out rebound Finger Lakes by a 41-31 margin.

With the victory, Hudson Valley advances to the National Championships in Delhi Thursday, March 12.