Vooris Leads Vikings To Easy Victory
CONTACT: Jeff Foley (518) 629-8085 or (518) 373-1262
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Sunday, February 11, 2001
Playing in His Final Home Game, Columbia Grad Records
A Double-Double As Hudson Valley Downs FMCC 83-60
Troy, February 11 – Adam Vooris (Columbia)
made the most of his final home game, posting his first collegiate double-double
and pulling down a record-breaking 18 rebounds. The 6-foot-5 second-year
forward led Hudson Valley Community College's men's basketball team to
an 83-60 Mountain Valley Conference victory over Fulton-Montgomery Community
College this afternoon.
The game, Hudson Valley's last at Troy's McDonough Complex during the
2000-01 campaign, pitted the Vikings against Fulton-Montgomery for the
second time in four days.
The last time the two teams met, at Fulton-Montgomery
on February 8, Hudson Valley dropped a one-point thriller. This time around,
the Vikings did all the thrilling. Hudson Valley opened up a 9-0 lead to
start the game and led 24-5 after 10 minutes and 30 seconds. Fulton-Montgomery
could get no closer than eight points, and Hudson Valley led by 15 points
The Vikings advanced to 17-6 with the win. Fulton-Montgomery
is now 15-9.
In addition to controlling the boards (Vooris' 18
rebounds are the most during the Vince Medici era at Hudson Valley; Medici
took charge of the Vikings in 1995 and three other players – Vince Phinn,
Tygee Washington and Greg Malm – have recorded 14 rebounds since then),
Vooris staunched a brief second half run by Fulton-Montgomery. Seven minutes
into the second half, he scored six consecutive points during a 1:11 stretch,
extending Hudson Valley's lead to 60-39.
Vooris finished with 11 points. He also had a block
and a steal.
Second-year guard/forward Kurt Bush (Newcomb-Minerva)
had a game-high 18 points. He also had eight rebounds and six assists.
Freshman guard Paul Bowe (Hudson Falls) had 14 points. Second-year
center Thomas Perren (Brotmanville, NJ) contributed 13 points, eight
rebounds and three assists. Dustin Manny (Catholic Central) picked
up seven boards.
Eleven players scored for Hudson Valley.
HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 83
FULTON-MONTGOMERY COMMUNITY COLLEGE 60
Bell 0-2-2, Paul Bowe 5-1-14, Kurt Bush 4-7-18,
Haver 1-0-2, Mann 2-0-5, Manny 1-1-5, McKinney 3-1-7, Miller 2-1-5, Thomas
Perren 4-5-13, Schneible 0-3-3, Adam Vooris 3-5-11. Totals 25-26-83.
Michael Beaton 5-5-15, Steve Mazier 4-3-13,
Sutton 2-2-6, Andrew 2-1-6, Wheaton 2-2-6, Nate Bilow 2-4-10, Jones 2-0-4.
Halftime: Hudson Valley, 44-29.
Three-point goals: Hudson Valley 7 – Bowe 3, Bush 3, Mann 1.
Fulton-Montgomery 5 – Mazier 2, Bilow 2, Andrew 1.