|Davis College (13-5)||38||42||80|
|Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (6-8)||40||34||74|
The Davis College Falcons headed to Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Panthers on Saturday for a Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (HVIAC) game and the Falcons ended up winning by a score of 80-74.
The game had great intensity as both teams were locked in to compete for the conference win. Albany shot 52% in the first half but the Falcons were able to keep it close thanks to only 3 turnovers compared to 10 assists on their 14 field goals. In the second half, the game would get more physical as a total of 33 fouls were committed in the 20 minute session. The Falcons Jackson Henri (Miami, FL) took over the game on both ends as he scored 14 points and hauled in 15 rebounds in the second half alone. Even with his efforts, the game remained close and was tied at 68 a piece with 4:55 remaining. After a basket and free throw by Titus Geday (Toronto, Canada) gave the Falcons a 71-68 advantage, teammate Kelvin Tompkins (South Miami, FL) made the shot of the game as he connected on a three from the top of the key while getting fouled and completing the 4 point play to give the Falcons a 75-68 lead with 1:39 to go. From there the Falcons would hold onto the lead to take the victory.
Henri ended up with a monster 21 point, 21 rebound, 3 block performance on the night. Tompkins finished with 16 points including three, 3 pointers. AJ Holmes (Macon, Georgia) and Duke Guo (Tang Shin Hebai, China) continued their strong play off the bench as both finished with 10 points on a combined 8-13 shooting. Albany Pharmacy would have 5 players in double figures led by 12 points from two of their reserves, Joel Martineau and Phil Georgio.
The win over the Panthers is a first for Davis College since joining the HVIAC in the 2015-2016 season and moves the Falcons to 2-1 in conference play. Next up for Davis (13-5 overall) is a trip to play Berkeley College on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in another HVIAC game. Berkeley has won both the HVIAC and USCAA national championship in each of the past four seasons, is currently ranked number 2 in the country, and coming off a victory over number 1 ranked Villa Maria over the weekend.
|Pts: Jackson Henri - 21|
|Reb: Jackson Henri - 21|
|Ast: Corban Usry & Duke Guo - 4|
|Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences|
|Pts: - Joel Martineau & Phil Georgio - 12|
|Reb: - Phil Georgio - 7|
|Ast: Thomas Chalker - 5|