The basketball team goes 2-0 against SUNY Adirondack

Brian Dengler
Sports Editor

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Women’s basketball ended their game against SUNY Adirondack last Wednesday with a win at 76-70.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams secured two wins last Wednesday against SUNY Adirondack in an impressive fashion.

Men’s Basketball

Wednesday afternoon, the men’s basketball team stood toe-to-toe with SUNY Adirondack at home in a much closer battle than the score may appear, with the Vikings snagging the W, 95-65.

“All the games are important. You always try to take them as they come up and deal with them, as the cliche goes, one at a time. There’s just so much truth in that saying. You have to put the last game behind you and look to see how you’re going to approach the next game coming up. Right now, our focus is on Schenectady, who we play on Sunday,” Head Coach Mike Long stated.

The first half ended up being the most competitive out of of the two, with only a 17 point differential, ending with a score of 52-35 in favor of Hudson Valley.

Sophomore forensic science major Mitchell Dame had the best performance of the half, as he scored 12 points for the Vikings, 10 of which were two-pointers and two points from free throws.

Early on in the second half, Hudson Valley made their offensive presence known, scoring six straight two-pointers.

Adirondack’s offense was slowed down to a near halt by the Vikings defense, and by the end of the second half it was too late. Hudson Valley finished out strong with a final score of 95-65, taking the win.

Hudson Valley (3-2) looks ahead to their Sunday away match-up against Schenectady County Community College (1-5).

Women’s Basketball

Moments after the men’s game ended, the women’s basketball team took on SUNY Adirondack as well, in a battle that was even tighter than the men’s game, as Hudson Valley took home the win 76-70.

Hudson Valley came out swinging, as they took an early lead into the second quarter with a score of 25-18.

Adirondack fired back in the second quarter, scoring 21 points compared to Hudson Valley’s 15, with an extremely close first half, 40-39, in favor of the Vikings.

Hudson Valley wanted to make sure that this lead was theirs for the keeping, as they outscored Adirondack 20-12 in the third.

The fourth quarter was the closest of the bunch, with only a three-point differential, with Adirondack outscoring Hudson Valley 19-16. Luckily for us, it wasn’t enough, and Hudson Valley ended up victorious, with a final score of 76-70.

Hudson Valley (3-1) looks ahead to its Saturday away matchup against Kingsborough Community College (1-5).

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