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Men's Basketball

02/24/2003
Hudson Valley Drops Season Finale at Monroe

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, February 24, 2003

The Hudson Valley Community College (14-12) men's basketball team fell to NJCAA Division II Monroe Community College (22-5), 73-61, on Saturday in Rochester.

Sophomore guards Josh Wysocki (Hoosick Falls/Hoosick Falls High School) and Markael Brace (Albany/Albany High School) netted 12 points apiece for Hudson Valley in the loss. Freshman forward Bob Boughton (Glenmont/Bethlehem High School) added 10 points for the Vikings.

Brace moved into sixth on the school's all-time scoring list with 897 career points. He surpassed Dennis Pitaniello, who scored 893 points from 1998-2000.

Hudson Valley will travel to Mohawk Valley on Tuesday, February 25 for a first round regional contest beginning at 7 p.m.

MONROE 73, HUDSON VALLEY 61

Hudson Valley (61): Josh Wysocki 3-3-12, Justin Smith 4-0-8, Allan Dickson 2-0-5, Bill Heslin 1-0-3, Markael Brace 5-1-12, Bob Boughton 5-0-10, Antwan Gibson 3-0-7, Totals: 25-4-61.

Monroe (73): Obieke 2-2-7, Singletary 0-1-1, Lewis 4-0-8, Cahperpool 4-0-9, Velenti 2-2-7, McKee 11-0-23, Brown 2-0-4, Eschl 4-3-11, Boruta 1-1-3, Totals: 30-9-73.

Halftime: Monroe, 31-27.

3-point goals: Hudson Valley 4 (Dickson, Heslin, Brace, Gibson); Monroe 4 (Obieke, Cahperpool, Velenti, McKee).