Vikings Come Up Short Against Delhi
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 24, 2002
Despite Strong Second-Half Effort, Hudson Valley Falls, 74-61
Troy, N.Y., January 24, 2002 – After trailing SUNY
Delhi by 10 points at halftime, Hudson Valley Community College's men's
basketball team fought its way back into tonight's game midway through the
second half. Hudson Valley's Joseph Bell (Albany H.S.) capped a 9-3 run
by hitting a pair of free throws to tie the game at 49-49, but Delhi pulled away
down the stretch and triumphed, 74-61, at Troy's McDonough Complex.
Hudson Valley also began the second half with an 18-11
tear, which was fueled by Jeremy Schneible (Greenwich H.S.)'s eight
The Vikings are now 9-8 overall. Delhi, ranked No. 4 in
the nation among NJCAA Division III teams, is 16-1.
First-year guard Steve Valente (La Salle
Institute) led the Vikings with 13 points. He was perfect from the field,
hitting 5-of-5 shots, including three 3-point attempts. Schneible had 12 points
and six rebounds. Jason McKinney (South Glens Falls H.S.) has seven
points, 12 rebounds and four assists.
In the 2000-01 academic year, Hudson Valley's athletic
teams combined to win 72 percent of their contests. The ice hockey team won the
NJCAA championship, the baseball team earned a berth in the NJCAA World Series
and the football team won the Region III title. The women's basketball team
earned a No. 1 national ranking and turned in a 24-3 record while the men's hoop
squad competed in the Region III championship game. Additionally, two Vikings
earned Region III Player-of-the-Year status, 20 were named All-Region III
performers, and 10 were honored with All-American status.