Men's Basketball Drops Opener in Overtime
CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, November 1, 2004
The Hudson Valley Community College (0-1) men's basketball team suffered an 81-76 overtime loss at defending Region III champion Cayuga Community College (1-0) in the season opener for both teams on Monday night.
Cayuga, which entered the game ranked No. 6 in the preseason NJCAA Division III poll, led by 8-10 points throughout most of the second half until Hudson Valley came back to take the lead, 64-62, on a three-point play by freshman Ryan Livingston (Bethlehem/LaSalle Institute) with 27 seconds remaining in regulation.
A jumper by Cayuga's DaShawn Coleman with 11 seconds left sent the game into overtime, and the Spartans were able to maintain a 4-5 point lead throughout the overtime period to pick up the win.
Sophomore guard Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville High School) led Hudson Valley with 21 points. Livingston added 17 points, and freshman forward Khylan Hunt (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School) contributed 15 points.
Coleman led all players with 26 points.
Hudson Valley (76) – Marlon Sousis 2-1-6, Aric Kucel 6-6-21, Mike Collopy 1-0-2, Maurice Frye 2-2-7, J.R. Battle 1-0-2, Tony King 2-0-6, Khylan Hunt 7-1-15, Ryan Livingston 6-5-17. Totals 27-15-76
Cayuga (81) – Anderson 7-3-17, Boswell 5-2-12, Coleman 9-7-26, Edmonds 0-1-1, Neale 6-2-16, Westbrook 2-3-7, Zulu 1-0-2. Totals 30-18-81.
Halftime: Cayuga, 33-25.