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Men's Basketball

02/24/2003
Hudson Valley Earns Ninth Seed in Region III Tournament

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

The Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball team has earned the ninth seed in the 2003 NJCAA Division III Region III tournament. The Vikings finished the regular season with a 14-12 record, which is the 13th consecutive winning season in school history.

Hudson Valley will travel to Rome, New York on Tuesday, February 25 for a first round game against #8 Mohawk Valley at 7 p.m. The winner will face top-seeded Cayuga Community College on Friday, February 28 at 6 p.m. in Cobleskill.

Mohawk Valley has defeated the Vikings twice this season. The Hawks won 67-60 on January 25 and took home a 51-45 win on February 15.

Sophomore guard Markael Brace (Albany/Albany High School) is currently sixth on Hudson Valley's all-time scoring list with 897 points. He surpassed current Saint Rose player Dennis Pitaniello when he scored 12 points in a 73-61 loss at Monroe Community College on Saturday, February 22. Pitaniello scored 893 points from 1998-2000.

NJCAA Division III Region III Tournament

Tuesday, February 25
#10 Finger Lakes at #7 Broome 7 p.m.
#9 Hudson Valley at #8 Mohawk Valley 7 p.m.

Friday, February 28 (at Cobleskill)
#6 Jefferson vs. #3 Onondaga, 1 p.m.
Finger Lakes/Broome winner vs. #2 Delhi, 3 p.m.
Hudson Valley/Mohawk Valley winner vs. #1 Cayuga, 6 p.m.
#5 Cobleskill vs. #4 Fulton-Montgomery, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 1 (at Cobleskill)
Jefferson/Onondaga winner vs. Finger Lakes/Broome/Delhi winner, 1 p.m.
Hudson Valley/Mohawk Valley/Cayuga winner vs. Cobleskill/Fulton-Montgomery winner, 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 2 (at Cobleskill)
Region III Championship, 1 p.m.