HUDSON — Lavon Fernandez recorded a triple-double and scored 10 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter to fuel a 27-16 run that gave Hudson an 84-68 victory over Greenville in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference boys basketball action.
Hudson led most of the way, but Greenville hung around until running out of gas in the final quarter. The Bluehawks led 20-12 after one quarter, 39-34, at halftime and 57-52 through three quarters.
Along with his 30-point performance, Fernandez grabbed 12 rebounds and handed out 10 assists as Hudson improved to 10-5 in the Patroon and 11-7 overall.
"It's good to get back on the winning side of things," Hudson coach Shawn Briscoe said. "To get a key win here in league play and end out the season here with a couple games left. We've got to finish out strong and get as high of a seed as we can, get a home game, once it comes to that first round.
"It was a hard fought win we've played four games in the past five days, so I'm sure there is a little fatigue here, but i told the guys you have to push through that. You're playing for a sectional seed, you're playing on your home floor. That's kind of what we did. We were able to control things at times and we got sloppy at times. We are going to have to clean that up if we are going to be successful down the stretch."
Griffin, who missed Monday's non-league game against Mekeel Christian with a knee injury, returned to score 22 points for Hudson. Leviticus Johnson and Noah Hedgepeth each had 12.
"We had some good offensive efforts tonight," Briscoe said. "Dayquan had some nice looks down low and Lavon was able to get to the basket. Noah started getting to the basket a little bit, Chunks (Leviticus Johnson) hit a couple big threes. It was pretty much a group effort, but we still need to get better on the Defensive end. That is where we focus all the time, we know we can score, it is just a matter of how well we can stop another team."
Keenan Mulholland led Greenville with 19 points. Ryan McAneny and James Mitchell each had 13 and Damien Fiducia 12.
Hudson travels to Coxsackie-Athens, while Greenville (5-10, 8-11) hosts Chatham on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
GREENVILLE (68): Fiducia 6-0-12, McAneny 5-0-13, Mitchell 4-3-13, Lewis 3-1-7, Nicosia 1-2-4, Mulholland 8-2-19. Totals 27-8-68.
3-pointers: McAneny 3, Mitchell 2, Mulholland.
HUDSON (84): Fernandez 14-2-30, Johnson 4-1-12, Hedgepeth 3-5-12, Griffin 9-4-22, Goldstien 1-0-2, Bernockie 1-0-2, Smith 1-0-2, Romano 1-0-2. Totals 34-12-84.
3-pointers: Johnson 3, Hedgepeth.
Chatham 62, Taconic Hills 24
CHATHAM -- Chatham had 10 players reach the scoring column in Tuesday's 62-24 Patroon Conference boys basketball victory over Taconic Hills.
Jayshawn Williams led the Panthers' balanced attack with 12 points. Jon Elbert added 11 and Quinten Kastner had eight.
Taconic Hills, which had just three players score, was led by Devon Charron's 18 points.
The Panthers built quarterly leads of 13-7, 32-7 and 50-18.
Chatham (10-5, 13-5) gos to Greenville and Taconic Hills hosts Catskill on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
TACONIC HILLS (24): Clegg 0-2-2, Charron 7-2-18, Bradway 0-0-0, Preusser 2-0-4, Colwell 0-0-0. Totals 9-4-24.
3-pointers: Charron 2.
CHATHAM (62): Armstrong 3-0-6, Elbert 4-2-11, Fahey 2-2-6, Himmel 1-0-2, Kastner 3-0-8, Taylor 3-0-7, Thorsen 0-1-1, Tice 2-0-5, Van Tassel 2-0-4, Williams 6-0-12. Totals 26-5-62.
3-pointers: Kastner 2, Taylor, Tice, Elbert.
Maple Hill 67, Cairo-Durham 48
CASTLETON -- Maple Hill moved within one victory of clinching at least a tie for the Patroon Conference boys basketball championship after defeating Cairo-Durham, 67-48, on Tuesday.
Maple Hill and Catskill are both 13-2 in the Patroon with one game remaining. The Wildcats go to Rensselaer and the Cats visits Taconic Hills on Friday. If both win, they would share the league title.
Maple Hill came out flat on Tuesday and fell behind, 16-10 after one quarter. The tide turned in the second stanza, though, as the Wildcats went on a 19-5 run to go up, 29-21 at halftime. They extended the gap to 52-39 by the end of the third quarter.
Nate Mannion paced the Wildcats with 19 points. Tyler Hanrahan had 14 and Rian Jewett 11.
Louis Laregina was Cairo-Durham's top point producer with 17 points. Noah Justice contributed 11.
CAIRO-DURHAM (48): Hall 3-1-7, Handel 1-0-2, Justice 4-1-11, Laregina 6-0-17, Phillips 2-0-5, Salvatore 2-0-6. Totals 18-2-48.
3-pointers: Laregina 5, Jsutice 2, Salvatore 2, Phillips.
MAPLE HILL (67): Decker 0-1-1, Hanrahan 6-2-14, Hirschoff 3-0-8, Jewett 5-0-11, Kulpa 2-1-5, Mannion 5-9-19, Pratico 4-0-9. Totals 25-13-67.
3-pointers: Hirschoff 2, Jewett, Pratico.