Vikings Win Third Straight, 66-62
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Schenectady, N.Y., January 22, 2002 – Hudson Valley
Community College's men's basketball team went on a 21-3 run midway through the
second half to capture its third consecutive win tonight. The Vikings defeated
Mountain Valley Conference foe Schenectady County Community College, 66-62,
capturing their fifth victory in their last six games.
Hudson Valley is now 9-7 overall. Schenectady is 11-7.
Schenectady led by three points at halftime, 32-29, but
Hudson Valley's surge gave the Vikings a 63-46 advantage. The Vikings then
fended off a late charge by Schenectady to secure the win.
Markael Brace (Albany H.S.) led Hudson Valley with
16 points and nine rebounds. Jeremy Schneible (Greenwich H.S.) also
scored 16 points.
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.