Women's Basketball

TC3 Hands Hudson Valley Men's and Women's Basketball 0-1 Starts

CONTACT: R. Sean Coffey, (518) 629-7898,
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, Nov. 2, 2009

The Hudson Valley Community College men's and women's basketball team traveled to take on Tompkins Cortland Community College's squads Sunday, Nov. 1. Both Viking teams were dealt losses.

The men tried to battle back from an early game deficit in which they trailed 48-31 at halftime. The Vikings could never climb out of that hole as they closed the lead to six with just under a minute to go but were finally defeated, 85-74. Ramel Alexander (Berkshire, Albany) led the way with 18 points for Hudson Valley. Alexander played limited minutes due to foul trouble and injury. Jaret Falkowitz (Burnt Hills Balston Lake, Scotia) added 12 points and Kyle Mafrici (Colonie, Schenectady) chipped in another 11 to go along with five assists and zero turnovers in his first appearance as a Viking.

The Lady Vikings also got into a deep hole in the first half of their matchup with Tompkins Cortland. The halftime score was 56-28 in favor of the Panthers. In the second half, the Lady Vikings played their opponent even and lost, 87-60. Hudson Valley's leading scorers were Sarah Carciobolo (Colonie, Colonie) with 21, Paige Colfer (Watervliet, Menands) had 12 and Alexandria Brazill (Waterford, Waterford) added 11.

Hudson Valley squads will next play host to Corning Community College's men's and women's teams on Sunday, Nov. 8. Women play at 1 p.m. and the men will follow at 3 p.m.