Men’s basketball continues a four-game losing streak

Skylar Blankenship
Staff Writer

COURTESY OF ATHLETICS.HVCC.EDU

The men’s basketball team finished 85 to 91 against Clinton this past Thursday.

The men’s basketball team’s string of losses continued this past week after suffering defeats to Columbia-Greene Twins Community College on Tuesday, and Clinton on Thursday, dropping this season’s record to 4-10.

Tuesday

With only five team members, the men’s basketball team fell to the Columbia-Greene Twins Community College, 85-76, on Jan. 9, making their overall record 4-9.

In the first half, Hudson Valley scored 24 points and Columbia-Greene scored 42 points. As the game continued into the second half, the Valley scored an impressive 52 points, but ultimately not enough to beat Columbia-Greene, who scored 43 points.

Sophomore Mitchell Dame, a guard and forensic science major, contributed 24 points.
Sophomore forward Raheem Duncan, a criminal justice major, also added another 24 points
Throughout the second half, Dame and Duncan scored a combined total of 31 points.

Freshman guard Eddie Kwaw, a business administration major, also contributed 16 points for HVCC.

Overall, the team had a total of 19 turnovers, 14 assists and 44 rebounds. Columbia-Greene had 12 turnovers, 18 assists, and 40 rebounds.

The Valley had a field goal percentage of 38.7 and a free throw percentage of 63.2. Their opponent had field goal and free throw percentages of 43.2 and a 75.0, respectively.

Thursday

Hudson Valley couldn’t overcome the offensive play of Clinton on Thursday Jan. 11, racking up another L with a final score of 91-85.

The Vikings, despite the disadvantage of a fewer number of teammates, entered halftime with a 45-40 lead over Clinton.

Unfortunately for the Vikings, the second half was not as prosperous defensively as the first. Although they were able to score almost as many points as they did in the first half, Clinton came back firing, scoring 46 points. Clinton toppled Hudson Valley with a final score of 91-85.
Leading Hudson Valley that night in scoring was freshman human services major Steven Clarke, with 19 points, 12 of which were made in the first half.

Sophomore forensic science major Mitchell Dame followed up Clarke with 17 total points, impressively snagging 13 of them in the last 20 minutes of the game.

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