Women’s secures fifth straight win, men’s falters

Brian Dengler
Sports Editor

COURTESY OF HVCC.EDU

The men’s basketball team lost 72-82 against Orange County last Thursday.

The men’s and women’s basketball teams continued their seasons this week, as the women’s team took down Monroe College and the men’s team fell to Orange County Community College.

Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team (6-1) faced off against Monroe College (3-4) this past Tuesday in a match that was an absolute thriller from beginning to end.

Hudson Valley was able to secure the lead in the first quarter, securing a 10-point advantage and wrapping up at 23-13.

Monroe College fired back, this time scoring 26 points in the second quarter, compared to Hudson Valley’s 13. The Vikings still had the overall lead, though, 46-39, as both teams were sent into halftime.

This see-saw battle recoiled in favor of the Vikings, but only with a one-point discrepancy, 20-19.

The fourth quarter saw Monroe firing straight out of the gate yet again, outscoring Hudson Valley 28-20. This resulted in an overall score of 83-83, forcing both teams into an unforgiving overtime.

Hudson Valley prevailed in the end, scoring eight points against Monroe’s four, and they secured the victory with a final score of 94-90. It was their fifth win a row, granting them an impressive record of 6-1.

Leading the night in scoring for Hudson Valley was freshman physical education major Taylor Engster, who had 23 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists.

Hudson Valley’s next match-up will be against Finger Lakes Community College.
Men’s Basketball

Last Thursday, the men’s basketball team tried stay as close as possible, but couldn’t keep up with the opposing offense as they succumbed to Orange County Community College. The final score was 82-72, in favor of Orange County.

Hudson Valley had three double-digit scorers that evening. Freshman business administration major Justus Simon led in points, scoring 12 points in total. Other impressive scorers included sophomore forensic science major Mitchell Dame with 11 points and freshman business major Sean Degraffenreid with 10.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will next face-off against Finger Lakes Community College.

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