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Men's Basketball

11/03/2004
Hudson Valley Men's Basketball Defeats Morrisville Photo Available

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Wednesday, November 3, 2004

The Hudson Valley Community College (1-1) men's basketball team defeated Morrisville State College, 68-54, earlier tonight in Troy to give head coach Andre Cook his first collegiate win.

After struggling to find the hoop during the first 20 minutes, Hudson Valley exploded for 46 points in the second half to take home the double-digit victory.

The Vikings trailed by seven points, 29-22, a minute into the second half before methodically cutting into the Mustangs lead.

Mike Collopy
Mike Collopy
Hudson Valley took its first lead of the second half, 34-33, with 15:49 remaining on the clock on a bucket by freshman forward Ryan Livingston (Bethlehem/LaSalle Institute). The Vikings would never trail again, going ahead by 11 points, 52-41, with 8:12 remaining, and leading by as many as 18 points, 63-45, with 5:24 left.

Sophomore guard Aric Kucel (Gloversville/Gloversville High School) led Hudson Valley with 20 points, six assists and three steals. Livingston added 14 points, four rebounds and four blocks, and freshman forward Khylan Hunt (Saratoga Springs/Saratoga Springs High School) contributed eight points, 11 boards and four blocked shots.

Antonio Kidd (Cleveland, OH/Lakewood High School) and Abebowale Olasokan (Brooklyn/Boys and Girls High School) had 12 points apiece to lead Morrisville State (0-1).

Hudson Valley will travel to North Country Community College on Saturday, November 6. The game is slated to start at 1 p.m.

HUDSON VALLEY 68, MORRISVILLE STATE 54

Morrisville State (54) – Rashan McCormack 1-2-4, Antonio Kidd 4-4-12, Samuel Brown 1-0-2, Mike Sales 1-0-2, Dodrick Spencer 2-0-4, Abebowale Olasokan 5-2-12, Brandon Mitchell 4-0-8, Jamal McClure 4-1-9, Matt Brown 0-1-1, Totals: 22-10-54.

Hudson Valley (68) – Marlon Sousis 3-2-9, Aric Kucel 6-4-20, Mike Collopy 3-0-6, Maurice Frye 1-2-4, J.R. Battle 0-1-1, DuJuan Freeman 2-0-4, Anthony King 1-0-2, Khylan Hunt 2-4-8, Ryan Livingston 5-3-14, Totals: 23-16-68.

3-point goals: Hudson Valley 6 (Kucel 4, Sousis, Livingston).

Halftime: Morrisville State, 27-22.