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FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, January 9, 2020
The Hudson Valley men's basketball team cruised to a 104-66 road victory against Clinton on Thursday afternoon in Plattsburgh, NY.
The Vikings jumped out of the gates early against the Cougars as freshman point guard Iziah Pigott (Brooklyn / Urban Assembly for Law & Justice) exploded for 14 of his game-high 20 points in today's key Mountain Valley Conference win.
Pigott paced the Vikings offense as he was one of five to reach double-digit scoring. Sophomore Avery Deas (Rotterdam/Mohonasen) had a breakout game as he built upon his late semester success in December. Deas earned the start and finished with 13 points, scoring seven in the first half and six in the second.
Jordan Lewis (East Meadow/West Hempstead) and Ryan Long (Averill Park/Averill Park) each posted 11 points and Luke Bourgault (Troy/ LaSalle) continued to shoot well as he finished the game with 10 points. Long earned a majority of his points from behind the three-point arc, hitting a season-best three 3-point field goals.
Hudson Valley entered halftime leading 47-33 and then opening the scoring flood gates with 57 points in the second half for the easy win.
The men's team returns to action this Sunday, January 12 as they continue on their historic eight game road trip. The Vikings take on Tompkins Cortland at 3 p.m. in Dryden, NY, immediately following the women's matchup (1 p.m.).
The Vikings next home game is scheduled for Saturday, January 25 for Hudson Valley's annual Community Day as they welcome nationally ranked Herkimer to the McDonough Sports Complex in Troy, NY.