Men’s and women’s basketball fail to bring home a win this week

Brian Dengler
Sports Editor

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Men’s basketball fought a string game, but ultimately lost to Onondaga.

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The team fell to Corning last Wednesday.

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams came home empty handed from their matches against Onondaga Community College this past Wednesday.

Women’s Basketball

Coming off of a record-setting victory against Corning Community College, Hudson Valley couldn’t pull it together as they faced the well-rounded Onondaga team on Wednesday afternoon.

The first quarter was closely contended, but Onondaga took it by four points 16-14.
Hudson Valley couldn’t secure the second quarter, either, this time by a bigger margin, with Onondaga taking it 26-16.

Going into the second half, Onondaga had a 42-30 lead.

In the third quarter, Hudson Valley fought back with their best effort, but it still wasn’t enough, and Onondaga continued to outscore Hudson Valley 16-14.

Hudson Valley needed to put together a huge fourth quarter in order to snag yet another win in their impressive season, but ultimately fell short. In the end, Onondaga outpaced them 19-15, and walked away with the win 77-57.

Freshman physical education major Taylor Engster (who is also the NJCAA Region III Player of the Week) scored a team-high 13 points. Freshman individual studies major Hannah Kreiger also snagged 13 points.

Hudson Valley is anticipating their next two match-ups against Tompkins Cortland Community College (12/10) and Springfield Technical Community College (12/13).

Men’s Basketball

Hudson Valley’s men’s basketball was also unable to clinch the W against Onondaga Community College on Wednesday night.

The first half was nearly a one-sided blowout, with Onondaga outpacing Hudson Valley 41-25.
Hudson Valley didn’t want to let go of the game without a fight, and their effort was apparent. Ultimately, though, it wasn’t enough. Onondaga dropped 47 points on Hudson Valley while the Vikings were able to score 41. The final score was 88-66, in favor of Onondaga.

Hudson Valley’s leading scorer that night was freshman business major Sean Degraffenreid, who raked in 10 points. Among the other Vikings scorers were sophomore business administration major Sean Webb, 9 points, and freshman individual studies major Brandon Degrasse with 8.
Hudson Valley’s men’s basketball team’s next game will be against Tompkins Cortland Community College (12/10).

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