Defensive Effort Falls Short For Vikings
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, January 15, 2001
Troy, January 15 – Hudson Valley Community
College's men's basketball team surged twice against Adirondack Community
College tonight – outscoring the Timberwolves 15-5 over the last nine minutes
of the first half and 8-1 over a three-minute stretch late in the second
half – but could not capture the lead for good. The Vikings fell to their
Mountain Valley Conference rival, 57-49.
In a game played at Troy's McDonough Complex, Hudson
Valley seized an advantage with 2:22 left in the first half. First-year
guard Paul Bowe (Hudson Falls) enabled Hudson Valley, ranked fifth
in the nation among NJCAA Division teams, to take a 26-25 lead.
With Hudson Valley trailing by two points, Bowe pressed
Adirondack's point guard, forcing the Timberwolves into a 10-second backcourt
violation. Hudson Valley did not score on the ensuing possession, but Bowe
recorded a steal, getting the ball back for the Vikings. He passed the
ball, set up near the 3-point line and took a pass from R.J. Mann (Canajoharie),
drilling the long shot.
The first half ended in a 27-27 tie. Adirondack started
the second half quick, but a scrappy Hudson Valley squad kept the game
close with tight defense. Thanks to three consecutive free throws by Hudson
Valley guard Jeremy Schneible (Greenwich) with 56 seconds remaining,
the Vikings pulled within four points, but Adirondack hit four free throws
down the stretch to win.
Kurt Bush (Newcomb-Minerva) led the Vikings
with 14 points. Mann contributed eight points, 13 rebounds and three assists.
Thomas Perren (Brotmanville, NJ) had 10 rebounds.
Hudson Valley is now 10-3. Adirondack is 8-6.
ADIRONDACK COMMUNITY COLLEGE 57
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 49
Schneible 0-3-3, Miller 2-0-4, Bowe 2-0-5,
Kurt Bush 5-2-14, McKinney 1-0-2, Gaudio 2-0-5, Mann 3-1-8, Perren 2-2-6,
Vooris 1-0-2. Totals 18-8-49.
Ippoliti 1-0-2, Tyquan Jones 4-1-13, Matthews
1-0-2, Monroe 0-1-1, Orlando Nazario 8-8-27, Pound 2-0-4, Reyes 2-0-4,
Winn 1-2-5. Totals 20-12-57.
Three-point goals: Hudson Valley –
Bush 2, Bowe 1, Gaudio 1, Mann 1. Adirondack – Nazario 3, Jones 1, Winn