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Area colleges: Dutchmen put two on Liberty League first team

Area colleges: Dutchmen put two on Liberty League first team

Union College seniors Keven Donohue and Joe Mason have been named first-team selections on the Liber

Union College seniors Keven Donohue and Joe Mason have been named first-team selections on the Liberty League men’s all-star basketball team.

In addition, Dutchmen head coach Bob Montana and assistant Pete Durr were honored as the coaching staff of the year.

Donohue, a graduate of Hudson Falls High School, was a unanimous first-team selection. He finished second in the league in scoring with a 19.7 average, and third in rebounding (8.1 rpg). He scored in double figures in 25 of Union’s 26 games, had seven double-doubles and six games with 11 or more rebounds.

He is fifth on Union’s all-time scoring list with 1.499 points.

Mason averaged 14.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists for the Dutchmen. He scored a career-high 25 points against Utica and pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds against Skidmore. Mason finished sixth in the league in scoring, second in assists and second in steals.

Sophomore guard Terell Winney, a graduate of Scotia-Glenville, earned honorable mention status on the all-star team. Winney averaged 10.8 points and 2.6 rebounds, and scored a career-high 26 points against Clarkson.

Montana won the league’s coaching honor for the third time after the Dutchmen posted a 20-6 record, only the sixth time that Montana has guided the team to 20 wins since taking over in 1998.

Union led the Liberty League in scoring, field-goal percentage and three-point field-goal percentage.

Two members of Union women’s team — juniors Brittney Kenney and Kelsey McDonald — were honorable mention selections on the women’s all-star team.

Kenney averaged 9.2 points and 7-1 rebounds, while McDonald averaged 8.9 points and had a team-high 104 assists.

Mohawk Valley CC 80, SCCC 60

ROME — Dimitri Campbell led a balanced attack with 17 points as the Hawks turned back the Royals.

Terrance Blanchard finished with 14 points for the Royals (15-12).


Blanchard 4-6-14, Brown 0-1-1, Gregg 1-3-5, Swann 3-2-8, Clement 4-0-8, Page 2-0-4, smith 4-0-9, Irwin 3-3-11. Totals: 21-15-60.


Brown 2-0-4, Lewis 2-0-5, Pinnock 6-4-16, Martinez 3-1-8, Pearce 1-0-2, Branch 2-0-4, Harley 4-2-11, Campbell 8-1-17, Barlow 2-0-4, Burton 3-5-11. Totals: 33-13-80.

Halftime: mohawk Valley, 39-29. Three-point goals: Smith, Irwin 2, Lewis, Martinez, Harley.

Women’s basketball

Mohawk Valley CC 78, SCCC 50

ROME — Shaniece Brown had a game-high 21 points as Mohawk Valley Community College ran its record to 26-2 with a victory over Schenectady County Community College.

Monique Pucci finished with 17 ponts and four steals for the Royals (9-12), who will play their Senior Day game at 1 p.m. Saturday against Herkimer County Community College.


Pucci 6-3-17, Tillapaugh 1-2-4, Sanboeuf 1-0-3, McGlynn 4-2-11, Murray 1-4-6, Funk 3-1-7, Austin 0-2-2. Totals: 16-14-50.


Brown 9-0-21, Brooks 1-0-3, Ray 5-2-16, Way 2-0-5, Walker 3-2-8, Jones 1-3-5, Harewood 1-2-5, Thomas 2-0-5, Gilles 1-0-2,

Hareez 2-3-4. Totals: 27-13-78.

Halftime: Mohawk Valley CC, 44-22. Three-point goals: Pucci 2, Sanboeuf, McGlynn, Brown 3, Brooks, Ray 4, Way, Jones, Thomas.

Hudson Valley CC 64,

SUNY-Delhi 54

TROY — Senior Raeshelle Fras­ier of Schenectady ended her career with a double-double of 12 points and 19 rebounds as the Vikings won their season finale.

Frasier had 21 double-doubles in 24 games this season for the Vikings (9-15), and became the single-season rebounding leader with 396.

Senior Angelica Smith (Shaker) had 17 points and 10 rebounds in her final game, and Ashley Creighton (Catholic Central) came through with 13 points and 11 rebounds.


Vikings in nationals

The Hudson Valley Community College hockey team will take on Williston State (N.D.) at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday at Monroe Commun­ity College in the semifinals of the national junior college tournament.­

The Vikings (12-6) head to the nationals on a three-game winning streak.

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