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Men's Basketball

02/24/2004
Men's Basketball Falls in Region III Tournament

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, February 24, 2004

The Hudson Valley Community College men's basketball team had its season come to a close with a 71-65 loss to Tompkins Cortland Community College (15-12) in the opening round of the Region III tournament.

Hudson Valley finished the year with a 15-13 record. It is the 14th straight winning season for the Vikings.

Freshman guard Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville High School) had 17 points to lead Hudson Valley. Sophomore forward Bill Heslin (Schaghticoke/Hoosic Valley High School) added 14 points and sophomore guard Antwan Gibson (Troy/Troy High School) contributed 12 points.

TOMPKINS CORTLAND 71, HUDSON VALLEY 65

Tompkins Cortland (71): Fox 0-3-3, Caibridge 2-1-6, Samdis 1-2-4, McGrouder 4-4-12, Straw 7-5-19, Nigman 5-0-11, Thomas 7-2-18, Totals: 26-12-71.

Hudson Valley (65): Bob Boughton 2-5-9, Brendon Bradt 1-1-3, Antwan Gibson 5-0-12, Bill Heslin 6-1-14, Tim Kindlon 3-2-9, Aric Kucel 4-5-17, Larry Tape 0-1-1, Totals: 21-15-65.

Halftime: Hudson Valley, 36-28.

3-point goals: Tompkins Cortland 4 (Caibridge, Nigman, Thomas 2); Hudson Valley 8 (Boughton, Gibson 2, Heslin, Kindlon, Kucel 4)