SUNY Delhi’s men received 16 points and 13 rebounds from Arif Mehmetaj in a 55-44 Mountain Valley Conference basketball victory over Hudson Valley on Thursday.
Ismael Pierre also contributed a double-double for the Broncos, with 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Broncos (13-2) led by six points at halftime and maintained at least five-point lead throughout the second half.
“We got a lot going to the basket and we missed a million short shots,” Delhi coach Rob Schoener said.
Delhi fell on the road Tuesday to Sullivan CC, 63-52. Stefan Bock had 17 points to lead the Broncos, who will play host to Monroe CC on Jan. 12.
Hudson Valley 51
Milford graduate Mariah Coville scored a game-high 16 points to lead host SUNY Delhi to a Mountain Valley Conference victory.
Coville scored her final basket with under two minutes to play, breaking a 51-51 tie.
Gilbertsville-Mount Upton graduate Tanya Barnes, who finished with 15 points, hit a pair of free throws with 11 seconds left to cap the scoring for Delhi.
Jackie Bailey contributed 11 points for the Broncos.
Ashley Creighton led the Vikings with 14 points and Raeshelle Frasier had 12 points – including the tying basket with 3:50 left in the game _ and 14 rebounds.
Delhi played the second half without point guard Yaya Soto, who sprained her knee with three minutes left in the first half.
“It was tough for us without our point guard,” Delhi coach Amber DeVantier said. “I think when they started coming back on us, we got the big eyes for a while. We sort of panicked from 10 minutes left to about five minutes left. However, we calmed down, which is a good sign.”
Delhi (9-8) plays at Mohawk Valley on Jan. 16.