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Men's Basketball

02/19/2008
Vikings Number 1 For Tenth Week In A Row

CONTACT: Andre Cook
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The Hudson Valley Community College men’s basketball team remains undefeated and in the top spot of the latest NJCAA Division III poll for the tenth straight week. It has been a record setting year for the Vikings. They are currently 27-0 as they close out their regular season this week with a game at Cobleskill on Friday at 7 p.m.

All Hudson Valley starters are currently averaging double figures. Justin Gallo (Brunswick/Lansingburgh High School) leads the team in scoring at 21.6 ppg. Gallo recently surpassed the 1000-point mark for his career. Currently, Gallo has 1,054 point which ranks him second all-time.

Datwan Hemingway (Albany/CBA) has recorded 25 double-doubles for the Vikings this season. Hemingway is averaging 19.7 ppg and a Region III-leading 14.4 rpg. Currently, Hemingway has 374 career rebounds which ranks him fifth on the college’s all-time list.

Emanuel Mayben (Troy/Troy High School) has been spectacular at the point position all season. Mayben is averaging 19.7 ppg and 9.3 apg. Mayben is two assists shy of breaking the all-time school record of 244.

Derrick Faragon (Rotterdam Junction/Schenectady High School) and Ryne Luce (Cohoes/Cohoes High School) round out the starting five for the Vikings. Faragon is averaging 13.7 ppg and is shooting 54 percent from the field. Luce has connected on 76 three-pointers this season en route to his 13.1 ppg.

NJCAA Division 3 Top Ten:

1.

Hudson Valley Community College

Troy, NY

27-0

2.

Suffolk County Community College

Selden, NY

25-2

3.

Middlesex County College

Edison NJ

22-3

4.

Minneapolis Community & Tech

Minneapolis, MN

20-6

5.

Herkimer County Community College

Herkimer, NY

22-5

6.

Springfield Technical Community College

Springfield, MA

23-5

7.

Brookhaven College

Farmers Branch, TX

22-5

8.

SUNY Cobleskill

Cobleskill, NY

22-4

9.

Eastfield College

Mesquite, TX

20-7

10

Ocean County College

Toms River, NJ

20-5