Herkimer Men dominate Hudson Valley in home opener, win 99-69

HERKIMER — Games like this are often described in metaphors. Shots are falling, loose balls bounce favorably, and the opposition can’t do anything to stop it. 

 The slight wintery mix on Thursday makes this metaphor appropriate to describe Saturday evening’s game: The Snowball Effect.

 Herkimer avenged its only loss last season, and defeated Hudson Valley Community College 99-69.

 The Generals (2-1) started out on a 27-4 run in the first 6:21 of the game, and never looked back. 

 “I felt good and confident going into the game,” said freshman forward David Mo. “As a team, we all started the game on the same page and our biggest key heading into the game was to make shots in succession early, and we did that.”

 Mo (Bishop Grimes) was one of six players who scored in double figures, scoring 15 points (four 3-pointers).

 The other leading scorers for Herkimer were:

Freshman guard Jayden Stephens (Roosevelt, Yonkers) 16 points

Sophomore forward Rashad Alfahad (Whitesboro) 12 points

Freshman guard Dante Griffin (Utica Notre-Dame) 11 points

Freshman guard Shykel Brown (Bishop Kearney) 11 points

Freshman guard Jaylen Warmack (Utica Notre-Dame) 10 points

 “I think the team played good collectively,” said Stephens. “We executed early and wanted to send a message after our last game(a loss vs. Mohawk Valley). It felt good playing at Herkimer for the first time; especially because we won, and that’s all that matters.

 Herkimer’s next game is at home versus Tompkins-Cortland Community College on Tuesday, November 12th at 5 p.m.

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