Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Overcomes Big Deficit to Defeat North Country

CONTACT: Justin Hoyt, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball team (13-5) defeated North Country Community College (10-8) 73-70 on Wednesday evening.

The Vikings trailed by 15 points in the second half, but a three-point field goal by Conor Maisch (Coleman Catholic/Kingston) with just over four minutes left in the game gave them their first lead since the first half. Anthony Metzold (Schalmont/Schenectady) capped off the rally with a steal in the final six seconds of the game and a pair of free-throws to give Hudson Valley the three-point victory. Jacob Palmer (Coleman Catholic/Kingston) led the Vikings with 19 points and eight assists while Kalik Parker (Ragsdale (NC)/Greensboro) recorded a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.

The Vikings host Herkimer County Community College on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 3 p.m., on Athletics Community Day where admission is free, prizes will be given away and free refreshments will be provided.