Hudson Valley Defeats Morrisville, 86-71
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 210-4161
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, February 20, 2002
Troy, N.Y., February 20, 2002 – Five Vikings scored
in double figures at Troy's McDonough Complex this evening, and Hudson Valley
Community College's men's basketball team defeated SUNY Morrisville, 86-71.
Hudson Valley, which led by 14 points at halftime, has now beaten Morrisville
twice this season.
Markael Brace (Albany H.S.) led all scorers with 26
points. He drilled six of Hudson Valley's 14 three-pointers, and he contributed
six assists and three steals. Paolo Walker (Columbia H.S.) had 12 points
and 15 rebounds. Jeremy Schneible (Greenwich H.S.) had 11 points, and
Joe Bell (Albany H.S.) and Steve Valente (La Salle Institute) had
10 points each.
The Vikings, who play at SUNY Delhi at 2 p.m. Saturday for
the Mountain Valley Conference title, are now 18-9 overall. Morrisville is 5-22.
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.