Men's Basketball

Gallo’s 40 points Leads Hudson Valley to a Win

CONTACT: Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sophomore guard Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) poured in a career-high 40 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Hudson Valley Community College men’s basketball team to a 97-87 win over Broome Community College earlier today in Troy.

With the win, Hudson Valley, which is ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA Division III poll, finished its first semester with a 16-0 record and already ensures itself of its 18th consecutive winning season.

Gallo scored 20 points each half and connected on five three-point baskets in the game. His 40 points are the most on record for Hudson Valley since Norm Gates scored 50 points twice during the 1955-56 season.

Sophomore guard Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) finished with 22 points and eight assists and sophomore forward Datwan Hemingway (Albany/CBA) posted his 15th double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Broome received 22 points from Tyrek Coleman and 20 points from Rob Krowiak.


Hudson Valley (97): Just-IN’Love Smith 3-1-7, Ryne Luce 2-2-8, Justin Gallo 14-7-40, Datwan Hemingway 5-1-12, Emanuel Mayben 8-6-22, Derek Faragon 4-0-8, Totals: 36-17-97.

Broome (87): Jim Torto 4-0-8, Tyrek Coleman 8-5-22, Antonio Carter 0-2-2, Nick Kjaerholt 6-2-18, Rob Krowiak 7-3-20, James Garcia 4-0-9, Zach Huston 3-0-6. Totals: 32-12-87

Three-point goals: Hudson Valley 8 (Luce 2, Gallo 5, Hemingway); Broome 9 (Coleman, Kjaerholt 4, Krowiak 3, Garcia).

Halftime: Hudson Valley led 48-43